Where does it say in the Bible we will see our loved ones in Heaven?
Many who have lost loved ones talk about seeing them in Heaven some day. Although I agree, I am wondering if it is specifically stated in God's Word.
I've also read numerous afterlife accounts where people say they die, then come back to life - and share an experience in Heaven where they saw their loved ones.
II Corinthians 5:8 To be absent from the body is present with the Lord.
Paul is talking to Christians. Perhaps we should consider the overall interpretation of the Bible. That is usually what I try to do.
I neither deny or claim "near death" experiences to be true or not true, but the evidence points to the positive since so many have experienced it. However, I feel that since angels can take on different forms, this could explain some of these situations. ??
Thank you so much...I have read that verse SO many times, and it makes so much better sense now! I also agree angels can take on different forms. God bless you. I appreciate your feedback. Sparklea
that verse says nothing about recognizing anyone in eternity. it is talking about what happens to one's siprit at death, not after the judgement
I think of one scripture that proves it >1 cor 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
This proves we will recognize people.
I do not think we will be loving mothers, fathers, brothers, husbands anymore than anyone else in heaven and there will be no dependencies for God will meet all our needs and have us looking only to Him. I think our perspective will change, and our love will increase through understanding it all.
Thank you so much Jackie for clarifying the above verse. I agree all our needs will be met and we will be looking only to Him. I've read multiple stories of people who have died, gone to heaven and returned. Wonderful!
God bless, Sparklea
that verse says nothing about recognizing loved ones in eternity. its talking about the things of God
I don't know where Bible gives such a vivid explanation, but assuming that there is some evidence, there are still some hitches. One, there is no assurance that I will end up in heaven. Two, there is no assurance that my dear dead relatives are also in heaven! Maybe we will be meeting in hell! Who knows?!
But faith in Christ IS assurance of heaven. Jesus is the great HOPE for a reason. Those who confess they were born a sinner and believe Christ died on the cross for those sins, that He arose again, that is the ticket to heaven.
Okay. I confess I am a born sinner and Christ died on the cross for my sins. I am a free bird now. Let me commit more sins in my remaining life, enjoy the life fullest this way and go straight to the heaven! Thanks for the free ticket!
CV : You must do your best to live it. You become a new person. It's not like that.
That's precisely what I wanted to draw from you. A person repenting for his sins, never repeating his sins, leading a purer life with awareness and surrender to God has every potential to end up in Heaven. And he need not be a christian.
CV I think what Buffalo Gal is trying to say is that when you DO accept Christ, HE CHANGES YOUR HEART. You will not desire to commit more sins. When you do, you will be sorrowful and immediately receive God's forgiveness. Blessings, Sparklea
The point is a Buddhist's faith in Buddha would give the same effect; A Muslim's faith in Allah too would save him. It is quite immaterial whether Christ died on the cross or not!
From, WATERSTAR, IT IS very good to have a belief with a very good Foundation, it is good to have sure HOPE in a trouble World when someone speak of HEAVEN you Must Believe That Their is a CREATOR A MAKER A GOD the BEST Person THAT Have Live ON our PLANET WAS and IS JESUS WHO was CALLED THE SON OF MAN THE SON OF GOD,HE Tell US and Give All Humanity, A Small Picture A Little VIEW A LITTLE TASTE OF What HEAVEN is LIKE ,What Heaven is About What Steps to take To Get To HEAVEN Some OF Who is LIVING There Already,What You will Enjoy,And People on Earth Who Live The Life That JESUS By Example Live WILL BE given The ROAD MAP THAT WILL LEED THEM RIGHT IN THE ARMS OF GOD IF THEY PUT THEIR HOPE AND TRUST IN JESUS THE ONE WHO SAVE THEM FROM THEIR SIN STATE AND MAKE THEM GOOD ENOUGH TO LIVE IN HEAVEN WITH A VERY GOOD GOD if your LOVEONES serve JESUS With TRUE LOVE and OBEY His Direction OF SALVATION THEN THEY Are in HEAVEN SINGING WITH GOD HOLY ANGELS, IF YOU FOLLOW IN your LOVE ONES Footsteps THEN YOU TOO WILL SEE THEM AGAIN AND SPEND TIME WITH THEM FOREVER AND FOREVER, JESUS SAID I BELIVE IN THE BOOK OF ST. LUKE GOSPEL TO the Scribed and Pharisee YOU WILL See The SON OF MAN SITTING ON HIS THRONE WITH ABRAHAM , ISAAC AND JACOB IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND YOU BEEN TRUST OUT,Because they did not accept JESUS or His WORD Because Of The Hardness OF Their Hearts,IN ALL Essent JESUS CAME TO EARTH TO SAVE PEOPLE OF ALL RACE AND BRING THEM TO HEAVEN WHEN HE COMES BACK TO EARTH NEXT TIME IF THEY TRULY LOVE HIM AND ACCEPT HIM WITH ALL THEIR HEART, keep on beliving its not Long now till you go and see your love ones JESUS TRULY LOVE HIS CHILDREN. and His Love His Real Love. BY WATERSTAR:
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