Heaven: Looking Forward to God's New Earth
May 21, 2010
Randy Alcorn on "The Call" conference call program.
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Sunday morning, March 7, I was with Greg Laurie and Harvest Fellowship in Riverside, California. Greg interviewed me about Heaven, and evil and suffering, and we opened the Word together. We did something similar last Thursday night in Orange County.
Will There Be a New Heaven and a New Earth?
Randy answers the question, "Will there be a new Heaven and a new earth?", speaking in a radio interview, July 2013.
Anticipation of the Future Motivates Life Now
In this clip, Randy Alcorn encourages us with a quote from Charles Spurgeon which reminds us how anticipation for what is awaiting us in the life to come motivates us to persevere in this life. Randy also emphasizes that it motivates us to live at a greater level of purity and service now as well. He finishes with a passage in 2 Peter 3 that tells us that since we are looking forward to a New Heaven and New Earth we should make every effort to live holy lives here. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.
God's Kingdom Involves the Earth
Randy Alcorn shows from Scripture that God does not distance Himself from the earth. His kingdom is not "out there somewhere." He will renew the earth and it will be our inheritance. God's kingdom is here on Earth as well. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.
Heaven and the New Earth
Randy Alcorn quotes Anthony Hoekema and N.T. Wright and agrees with their perspective on Heaven and the New Earth. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.
How "New" Is the New Earth?
Randy Alcorn talks about the meaning of "new" in the context of "new creation" and the "New Earth." New Earth does not mean non-earth. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.
Heaven: What's It Like?
Let me start with what Heaven won’t be: boring. It is not a place where we will be ghosts or angels endlessly floating around on clouds, strumming harps, and wishing we’d brought a magazine.
Is Heaven a Real Place, a Tangible Reality?
Heaven is an actual place, in a real location, designed by God with people in mind.
Ready for the Long Tomorrow?
Many of us habitually think and act as if there is no eternity—or, as if what we do in this present life has no bearing on eternity.