Resources: eternal heaven

Intermediate (Present) Heaven vs. Eternal Heaven

When a Christian dies, he or she enters into what theologians call the intermediate state, a transitional period between our past lives on Earth and our future resurrection to life on the New Earth.

What Will It Mean To See God?

I shall rise from the dead.... I shall see the Son of God, the Sun of Glory, and shine myself as that sun shines. John Donne

Are we instantly with the Lord when we die?

Jesus told the dying thief on the cross, "Today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43). The apostle Paul said that to die was to be with Christ (Philippians 1:23), and to be absent from the body was to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).