Heaven and the Afterlife Pt2

September 7, 2014

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Topic Notes

  • Recap from last week: Eden, lost, will be Eden, restored.
  • What can we deduce from Luke 16:19-31?
  • Will we recognize friends and family in Heaven?
    • Genesis 25:8-9 The old testament uses the phrase “Gathered to his people” quite often for Godly people who died.
    • 2 Samuel 12:23 David planned on seeing his child again.
    • Matthew 8:11 Again, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob retain there individual identities and apparently we’ll be able to sit with them! We’ll recognize even them.
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:17 We’ll be caught up “together” it says… obviously we’ll be together, having fellowship and knowing each other!
  • Listener Question from Mark:
    • When I get my new body will I be able to eat what I want and stay at an ideal weight?
  • Will There Be Animals in Heaven?
    • Remember: Eden lost will be Eden restored
    • Isaiah 11:6-9 describes God’s perfect world.
    • There are “soulish” animals on earth
    • Scripture does not teach that animals will be resurrected like humans but it is also not precluded.
  • Bible Contradiction via answering-christianity.com
    • Did Joshua and the Israelites capture Jerusalem?
    • Joshua 10:23, 40 (Yes) vs Joshua 15:63 (No)
  • Two Listener Questions
    • from Christy: What will be the lowest of the low jobs, cuz I am pretty sure I have that one in the bag.
    • from Vern: What do you think the best outcome in heaven will be? The worst? What does it look like to be someone who stored up no treasures in heaven, and squeaked in?



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