Sunday, December 5, 2010

Jesus on Heaven

Since I provided some links about hell in the last post, I figured we should balance this with a healthy perspective on heaven. The most comprehensive work done on heaven comes from Randy Alcorn in a book entitled, you guessed it, Heaven.

In the book, he addresses all the common questions and many not-so-common questions about heaven, such as:
  1. Is Heaven a realm for disembodied spirits, or a physical place where we'll have bodies?
  2. Is there a difference between the Heaven we go to when we die and the Heaven we'll live in after the resurrection?
  3. Won't it get boring? What will we do? Will we work? Rest? Play?
  4. Will we be the same people? With the same personalities and emotions? Will we become angels?
  5. What will we look like? What age will we be?
  6. Will we eat and drink?
  7. Will there be a continuity between our past lives and our future ones? Will we remember our old lives, family and friends?
  8. Will there be races? Nations? Earthly civilizations?
  9. Will there be culture? Art? Music? Sports? Entertainment? Technology?
  10. Will we laugh, celebrate and have fun?
  11. What will it mean to reign with Christ?
  12. What kind of rewards will there be? If some have greater rewards than others, will they be happier?
  13. Will there be animals? Might our pets be there?
  14. Will we be married and have families? Will we have sex?
  15. Will we be capable of sinning? Could there be another fall?
  16. Will we be able to meet and talk with past historical figures and Bible characters?
He also has a number of free articles and audio available at his website, Eternal Perspective Mnistries.

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