New Believers Bible - Flipbook - Page 101
While we may not be able to have all of our questions about heaven answered
here on earth, the Bible does answer some of our most probing questions.
1. Who Will Enter Heaven? Heaven is a place for those who have received
Jesus Christ as Lord (see John 14:2-6, page 954).
2. When Does a Christian Enter Heaven? When we take our last breath
on earth, we will take our first breath in heaven (see 2 Corinthians 5:6-9,
3. Will We Recognize People in Heaven? While our heavenly bodies may
resemble our earthly bodies, we will in some ways be like the angels (see
Matthew 22:23-33, page 866).
4. What Will Life in Heaven Be Like? Our lives in heaven will no longer
be consumed by the cares of this life, but we will be filled with joy being
in the presence of our heavenly Father (see Revelation 7:13-17,
According to the Bible, you have two options to choose from when it comes to
deciding where you will spend your life after death. One option is heaven. The
other is hell. Interestingly enough, while there seems to be an increased belief
in a place called hell, most people don’t believe they are headed there. Instead,
they believe that hell is reserved for only the most hardened of criminals and
other “evil” elements of our society. But God’s Word judges people by a different
set of criteria. You are not sent to hell for being a bad person any more than you
are sent to heaven for being a good person. We all deserve to spend eternity in
hell (Romans 3:22-23).
While God clearly says that those who reject the salvation offered through his
Son, Jesus Christ, will spend eternity in this place of torment, he repeatedly gives
each person ample opportunity to choose life—abundant life on earth and
eternal life in heaven (2 Peter 3:9). If you haven’t made that choice yet, or if you
have decided and want a better understanding of what your nonbelieving friends
will have to face, consider these facts about hell from the pages of Scripture.
1. What Is Hell Like? Hell is a place of unending, isolated torment (see Luke
16:19-31, page 924).
2. Who Will Go to Hell? Those whose names do not appear in the Book of Life
are destined to everlasting punishment (see Revelation 20:11-15, page 1170).
3. What Is the Worst Punishment of Hell? Hell’s worst punishment is
everlasting separation from God’s presence (see 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10,