Topic: Will We Spend Eternity in Heaven?

Will We Spend Eternity in Heaven?

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

The short answer to today’s question is NO. We will not spend eternity in heaven. Many believers think that when we die we go to heaven and that is where we stay forever. We will, indeed, go to heaven when we die, but we will not remain there for all of eternity. The Bible explains this. The end of time will involve the destruction of the heaven and the earth; God will destroy them because they are both tainted by the presence of sin. Then God will make a new heaven and a new earth, and God will establish a city that is His, and it will be called the New Jerusalem. We will reside on that new earth with the ransomed saints, and sin will not exist in this new heaven and earth. Also, there will not be any death, pain, sorrow, or suffering.

The thought of heaven is overwhelming. The descriptions we have of heaven paint a picture of amazing beauty and untold wonders. Nevertheless, heaven is not our eternal home. As Christians, we will spend eternity with God himself and at the very least, it will involve a new earth. We will see Jesus face-to-face and will experience a full life that we cannot truly fathom. We should strive to have a complete understanding of the Bible and not just surface knowledge, so that we can obtain an understanding of what God has planned for us.


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