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Title: The Real Heaven


1
Comunicación y Gerencia
  • The Real Heaven

Its Not What You Think
2
Some Contemporary Views of Heaven
  • Ghostly and spiritualized
  • Loss of personal identities, memories and
    thoughts.
  • Too much for us to imagine.
  • A never-ending worship service

3
The Journey of Desire, John Eldridge
Nearly every Christian I have spoken with has
some idea that eternity is an unending church
service.
4
We have settled on an image of the never-ending
sing-along in the sky, one great hymn after
another, forever and ever, amen. And our heart
sinks.
5
Forever and ever? Thats it? Thats the good
news? And then we sigh and feel guilty that we
are not more spiritual. We lose heart, and we
turn once more to the present to find what life
we can.
6
We may not know much about Heaven, but at least
we know its better than Hell.
7
For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
(Philippians 121)
8
We are looking forward to a new heaven and a new
earth. (2 Peter 313)
9
You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully
accepted the confiscation of your property,
because you knew that you yourselves had better
and lasting possessions (Hebrews 1034)
10
There will be a NEW heaven and a NEW earth. What
does that mean?
11
As the new heavens and the new earth that I make
will endure before me, says the Lord (Isaiah
6622)
12
He Jesus must remain in heaven until the time
comes for God to restore everything, as he
promised long ago through his holy prophets.
(Acts 321)
13
  • God said His creation was, good.
  • The earth did not have death or disease.
  • God walked and talked with Adam and Eve.
  • Then came the fall

14
  • The earth was cursed
  • Death began
  • Humans aged and became susceptible to disease,
    disability, animal attacks, and starvation.
  • But

15
God was pleased to have all the fullness dwell
in him, and through him to reconcile to himself
all things, whether things on earth or things in
Heaven,
16
by making peace through his blood, shed on the
cross (Colossians 119-20)
17
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the
first heaven and the first earth had passed away
18
I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming
down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride
beautifully dressed for her husband.
19
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will
live with them and be their God
20
There will be no more death or mourning or crying
or pain, for the old order of things has passed
away (Revelation 21)
21
  • God will restore all things (Acts 321).
  • In the beginning, the earth did not have death or
    disease. Revelation 21 says that God will remove
    them in Heaven.

22
  • Revelation 21 says God will make his dwelling
    with man, just like in the beginning when God
    walked and talked with Adam and Eve in Eden.

23
  • This is a return to the earth as God originally
    intended.
  • A bodiless, otherworldly state would not qualify
    as a restoration at all.

24
For the creation was subjected to frustration,
not of its own choice, but because of him who
subjected it,
25
in hope that the creation itself will be
liberated from its bondage to decay and brought
into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
26
We know that the whole creation has been groaning
as in the pains of childbirth right up to the
present time.
27
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first
fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait
eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption
of our bodies (Romans 820-23)
28
  • The concept that many Christians have of Heaven
    is vague, uninspiring and unbiblical.

29
  • The Bible tells us that God will create a New
    Earth for us like the pre-cursed one on which
    Adam and Eve lived.

30
  • The Bible tells us that the afterlife for Gods
    children is a restoration, not an annihilation.

31
  • The Bible tells us that creation also waits for
    this restoration.

32
  • What is the resurrection?
  • Will we actually have human bodies?
  • Will we recognize friends and family?
  • Will animals be on the New Earth?
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