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What happens in Heaven?

A comment in another thread made me wonder this. The comment was asking how many religions promise "glorious and eternal future" if one obeys their god.

What constitutes a glorious future in heaven?  What does one do there for all of eternity?  Are there any verses that say, specifically, what a believer can expect?

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jsbenkert

Asked by jsbenkert at 3:48 PM on May. 17, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • Personally I think it is what we want it to be. Everything we love and desire will be there, and we obviously wont get sick, we dont die, we wont hurt because it is a perfect existence. I think it will be individual.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 3:53 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Stays in heaven.
    ABeaverhausen

    Answer by ABeaverhausen at 3:57 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I just don't know - I've never been there.
    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 3:59 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).

    John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

    And basically the last couple chapters of Revelations.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on May. 17, 2011

  •  Stays in heaven.

    Hehehe. . . Good answer!


    jsbenkert

    Comment by jsbenkert (original poster) at 4:01 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • So, Anon, there is nothing specific to tell believers what they can expect if they spend their lives following their god's commandments and worship him? Just that no one can know or imagine it (based on the Corinthians reference), and that believers will be given eternal life. . . but to do what? Where?


    Revelations offers some bizarre accounts of what Heaven might be like--creatures with eyes all over them, singing over and over praises of their god, men throwing themselves prostrate at the feet of their revered god. . . animals of the earth, water and heaven all singing praises. . . a lamb with seven eyes. . .maybe it's about how one interprets it. 

    jsbenkert

    Comment by jsbenkert (original poster) at 4:18 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I am not convinced that anyone truly knows. We have all these grand ideas but nothing concrete.
    jujubean1979200

    Answer by jujubean1979200 at 4:49 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Stays in heaven.

    --

    LOL!
    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 4:58 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • i don't know exactly, as i've never been there, or talked to anyone who has..but..as a believer in the alternative, anything's better than nothing!
    scripture talks about enjoying no more sickness or pains..ask anyone with a terminal illness and i bet they'd love an eternity with just that one promise fulfilled.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 5:09 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • Continuous worship and glorification of God. That's what we were designed to do .... worship ... and we will (voluntarily) worship God for all eternity. Beyond that I do not know specifics.
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 5:24 PM on May. 17, 2011

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