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Heaven is Relational
Jesus ... describes heaven as a wedding banquet. Those are relational images. Heaven is a place where we get to be in perfect relationship with God and with each other. In other words, it is a place of ultimate reconciliation. That`s why there is no temple, because the temple represented God`s presence on earth, and in heaven you don`t need a temple because God`s right there. In fact, it even says that God himself will wipe the tears from our eyes. I love that image. In heaven God is so close that his very hand will touch our face. That`s how close we`ll be to him, that`s how close we`ll be to each other.



By: Scott Dudley
Category: Eternal Life
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Heaven is a City
According to the Bible the human race starts in a garden, but we end in a city. You know why I think that is? Because heaven is a place where human activity is valued. That`s what cities are: a place of a lot of activity. Sports arenas, rock concerts, art galleries, cool restaurants. Now if you don`t like cities, don`t worry, I`m sure there`s some country-side too. Figuratively, what this is getting at is that heaven is a place with a lot of activity. It`s not boring. It even says that we get to reign with Jesus, whatever that means. I don`t think it means we get our own solar system to mess around with, that could be dangerous. But it does mean that there`s a lot for us to do. Heaven is not boring. There`s activity.



By: Scott Dudley
Category: Eternal Life
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JESUS IS THE KEY OF ETERNAL LIFE AND IF HAVE FAITH AND BELIEVE IN HIM YOU HAVE THE KEY



By: COOL JAY
Category: Eternal Life
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I like what you said about ethnicity remaining the same. I also liked the idea of playing the harp. I've never played the harp, but I have played dulcimer. If you are alergic to chocolate, will heaven still be like a chocolate cake? I still like angel food cake and strawberries. Not meaning to insult chocolate. I love a little chocolate every now and then, but I don't think heaven is like a cake at all. I believe it's more like a mustard seed.

 I once read somewhere someone was telling me strawberries are evil, but I don't believe it. How biblical is that? God has given us the plants of the field to eat.



By: Justin Hicks
Category: Eternal Life
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Heaven is a Real Physical Place
The Bible describes heaven as a very material place: gold, jewels, gates, streets. Now a lot of this language is figurative, and I don`t know if there`s literally gold in heaven, but the main point is that heaven is a real, physical place, not a bunch of angels floating on clouds. You can think of it this way: it`s sort of like the difference between angel food cake and chocolate torte. Angel food cake is this light, airy little wisp of a dessert that doesn`t fill you up, very unsatisfying, and we name it angel food cake because that`s our image of heaven - unsubstantial. But a chocolate torte is dense, it`s rich, it`s thick. And which would you rather have? Is that even a choice? Chocolate torte, right? I know, some of you sick souls will say, "No, I like angel food cake." That`s why you need to come to church, to be enlightened. Heaven is a chocolate torte; it`s dense, it`s physical. In heaven matter matters. It`s described as the new earth. It`s earth, only completely renewed and purged of all the junk. You see, heaven is important, but it`s not the end of the world. It`s a renewed earth. In the passage Jesus says, "Behold, I am making all things new." He does not say, "I am making all new things."

Heaven is a renewed earth and it is a physical place, and we are physical there too. We are not disembodied souls floating around on clouds. The idea that our soul goes to heaven when we die is not in the Bible. That`s Greek, it`s Plato, it`s not Jesus. In 1 Corinthians: 15 the Apostle Paul makes a long argument about how we are raised from the dead in the body just like Jesus was. And just like Jesus somehow we will be recognizable as us. This passage says that the nations are present in heaven, and the Greek word there is "ethnos" the word from which we get "ethnic." In heaven we will have our ears, our eyes, even our ethnicity, and the best of our personalities without all the junk. Now some of you right now may be thinking, "Oh man, I have to have my body in heaven? I better lose some weight or I`m going to lug this spare tire around for eternity." Calm down. The Bible tells us that we get a new, perfect body. We`ll never get sick, never grow old, never get hurt, never die. I might even get my hair back - it`s going to be great! I like to think that in heaven I`ll have the body I always wanted to have but never got around to it. So if you`re white here, you`ll be white there. If you`re Chinese here, you`ll be Chinese there. If you play the guitar here, you`ll play the guitar there, only better. And if you don`t like to play the harp, you don`t have to. The only people playing harps in heaven are people who like to play harps here. ''although I suppose you could take a lesson if you wanted to''. Heaven is a real, physical place and we get to be real, physical people.



By: Scott Dudley
Category: Eternal Life
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My veiw
 There is no amount of "good" that you can do that will pay for the sins that you have already committed. Criminals have to go to jail. They don't commit murder, promise to be good, and then avoid punishment. They have to pay for what they did. The same thing applies to us as individuals. We have sinned against God's law and we are the criminals--lying, stealing, killing, etc. We have sinned and payment must be made for our crimes--whether we go to hell and the lake of fire forever or whether we repent of our sins and call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ who paid the penalty of our sins with his own blood on the cross about 2,000 years ago. YOU NEED FAITH IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS TO GET INTO HEAVEN. THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WAS CRUCIFIED FOR OUR SINS AS OUR SUBSTITUTE. YOU MUST REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND BELIEVE IN HIM--HIS DEATH, HIS BURIAL, AND HIS RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD IN ORDER TO BE SAVED AND TO GET INTO HEAVEN. We are sinners.



By: Mary Jones
Category: Eternal Life
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ETERNAL LIFE
ETERNAL LIFE  is something that cannot be bought with money or works.  Its having faith in Jesus Christ that He lives and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.  Staying in the word meditating day and night leaning not to our understanding but to His understanding. Our eternal life has been pay for by Jesus Christ when He laid His life down that day at Calvary (THANK YA JESUS).   We were bought by the blood of Jesus, so now we must walk as He walked, humble with love and kindness and all Fruits of the Spirit.  Forgiving one another as Jesus did AMEN, AMEN.



By: vanessa smith
Category: Eternal Life
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ETERNAL LIFE
Eternal life is believing that GOD sent HIS only SON JESUS CHRIST down her to die for our sins defeating our greastest enemy (death).  Hung on the cross from the sixth to the ninth our and rising on the third WITH ALL POWER  IN HIS HANDS THANK YOU all MIGHTY GOD.


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By: vanessa smith
Category: Eternal Life
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Receiving Gods Mercy

In my Christian life, I have always found that one of the most difficult things to do is receive God's mercy.

When we sin, and we ask God for forgiveness, the Lord has promised us restoration.  Of course, we must never take this fact for granted, but have you ever found it hard to understand how Jesus can be so merciful towards us when we are not alwasy so merciful towards each other?

I recently found myself freaking out just thinking about all the times that I have been less than my best, and how many times I had let God down.  I prayed to God and asked God how he could restore me when I had been so dissapointing.  It was in this moment that I heard his voice very profoundly.  He said: "The weight of sin was broken when I gave my life on the cross.  Wouldn't it be a waste if my sacrifice did not spare you the guilt and remorce you are feeling right now?  I did this so that you could live without this burden."

It was at this moment that I realised what we are supposed to do to say thank you.  Jesus does not want us to sin, but when we do and he forgives us, he does so so that we can live in victory and fulfill the desitny which he has for us.  Therefore, give thanks to the Lord for his forgiveness, but realise that he has forgiven us the second we asked, and has removed our sins as far away from us as the east is from the west.  He has done this to save us from condemnation and to set us back on the path he has set for us.

So, shake off your sins and regrets.  Jesus has paid the price for us and has saved us!  Live as a Christian should and do not allow the enemy to accuse you, for the Lord has said: "I forgive you!"



By: Paul Hersee
Category: Eternal Life
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Accomplished Love by God



By: Takao Ogawa
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"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." ( John 3:16)

"My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand." ( John 10:27-28)

"Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life." ( John 6:47)

"I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die." ( John 11:25-26)

"And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." ( John 17:3)

"Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgment, but has passed from death to life." ( John 5:24)

"This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day." ( John 6:39-40)

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