By Dr. John Hart
Answers in your questions on Heaven
We all need to know what occurs once we die. can we visit heaven? what's going to we do there? do we see our household?
It seems the Bible is full of solutions for your most crucial questions, explaining what heaven appears like, who could be there, and the way to get there within the first position. during this ebook you can find transparent factors of those passages, providing you with a good and gorgeous photograph of our everlasting domestic. locate convenience and peace within the fact approximately heaven.
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Heb. 12:22–23). The “church of the firstborn” refers to all New Testament believers who have died and are now in heaven. The “firstborn” is Jesus, and the church is his. The “spirits of the righteous made perfect” are the Old Testament believers who died and are now in the presence of Christ in heaven. They were given God’s gift of righteousness at the time of faith, just like Abraham (cf. Gen. 15:6; Rom. 4:3). At the death of Jesus, they were made perfect or complete by his sacrifice. Old Testament believers had to await the final pardon of their sins at the cross.
But what kind of person does God do this for? It is not the person who is good or holy but the ungodly person. ” Do you see yourself that way? Forgiving our sins is certainly part of God’s plan to get us to heaven. But it is only part. To “justify” us, God adds something to us. He adds his righteousness to us, declaring us to be completely good in his sight. Receiving God’s righteousness also means that we have eternal life. Eternal life is something that we have in the future, but it is also something that we get here and now.
If we think about the afterlife at all, we assure ourselves that we are better than most others and deserve to be in heaven—if it exists. I once sat on an airplane next to an older man with whom I struck up a conversation. Eventually our discussion led to spiritual things. ” It’s natural for us to place our confidence in our own goodness and rank ourselves as a viable candidate for heaven. After all, we think, there are so many other immoral, irreligious, and violent people around us, some even close friends.