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some people believe that good people will go to heaven, how do you explain the scriptures about the meek inheriting the earth?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The meek will inherit the earth. Long before God promised Israel the land of Palestine He gave man the earth. God told Adam and Eve to "be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth" (Gen. 1:28). According to Matthew 5:5 when you become a believer you enter the kingdom and receive the original inheritance of dominion over the earth that was given to Adam and Eve.Ultimately believers will possess the earth. They are the meek who will reign on the earth with the Lord Jesus Christ in the coming kingdom (Rev. 20:6).

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • well, some people believe that the heaven will be the 'new earth'. perhaps that's what this particular beatitude is speaking of. IDK. typically (for me), its not something i ever wondered about, as long as i'm heaven-bound.
    i don't believe that 'good' people go to heaven..there are lots of good people; but they don't believe in heaven, or God, or the need to repent and accept Christ as Savior.
    maybe someone else can shine a light on this better than my tired self can.

    Answer by thehairnazi at 11:58 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • there are lots of good people;

    the Bible says there is none good but God. We have all sinned and fell short of the glory of God, so we deserve the punishment for sin of death hence we die physically. but after nonbelievers die the enter in the 2nd death Which is Hell. because they chose to reject God's gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. for those who don't believe in hell

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:54 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • There are good people in man's eyes not God's. Our standard is much lower than His

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • can you explain the scripture about inheriting the earth? still confused.

    thanks, OP

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:57 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • To anon 11:54

    So what about the tribal people who have never heard about Jesus Christ? What about newborn babies? What about little children whose parents are Muslim? Are they going to hell? They have never even been given the opportunity to accept God's eternal gift of Jesus. So hmm.. ok.. I'll wait for that one...

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • in the future
    The inheritance of Israel Today Israel possesses only part of the land that God promised Abraham, which extends east all the way to the Euphrates River (Gen. 15:18-21). So there is a sense in which God's original promise is unfulfilled. Isaiah 57:13 and 60:21 say a day is coming when the Messiah will give Israel all its land. The Jewish people in Christ's time thought the kingdom belonged to the strong, proud, and defiant. But Jesus said the earth will belong to the meek. The meek, part of which will include redeemed Israel (Rom. 11:1-31) won't take the earth for themselves--Christ will give it to them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • In the future
    The inheritance of Christians An emphatic pronoun in the Greek text makes Matthew 5:5 read, "Blessed are the meek, for only they will inherit the earth." Proud people won't inherit the earth. Jesus said, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 18:3).
    The Greek word translated "inherit" (kleronomeo) means "to receive an allotted portion." The earth is the allotted portion of the meek.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • (1) Psalm 37:9-11--"Evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait upon the Lord shall inherit the earth.... The meek shall inherit the earth." To the righteous who wondered at the prosperity of the wicked the psalmist said, "Fret not thyself because of evildoers.... Trust in the Lord, and do good.... Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him" (vv. 1-5).(2) 1 Corinthians 3:21-23--"Let no man glory in men. For all things are yours, whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours, and ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's."

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:20 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • (3) 1 Corinthians 6:2-3--"Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?... Know ye not that we shall judge angels?"(4) Psalm 149:4--"The Lord taketh pleasure in his people; he will beautify the meek with salvation."A day is coming when Christians will partake with Israel in the Kingdom. The Lord will take the earth away from the wicked and give it to us.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 AM on Dec. 8, 2009