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Thinking of heaven

June 30, 2009


Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. (Revelation 21:1)

Have you ever wondered what heaven will be like? Will it be something new and glorious? Yes, I am sure of that. This verse in Revelation says we will have a new earth. I am left wondering today why God would do that. He created the world once, a glorious and wonderful place. The first people he placed here on earth defied the relationship with him and moved into sin. He is leaving us here to work out our salvation so that all of us can come into relationship with him through the gift of his son’s death and the sacrifice that was paid for our sin.

Why would God’s view of heaven include creating a new earth and doing this over again? Will there be free choice again? Will we move in sin again? Even though those who are faithful to him will be those in heaven we still will have been people of sin from this earth. How will the new earth be different?

Too many questions… real answers. Sometimes we just have to believe and trust that God knows best!

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