Q. Something has been bothering my mind here. When we get to Heaven/New Jerusalem, will we actually see God as the Father or will He still appear to us as Jesus like He did when Jesus was here on Earth?
Q. I was reading your latest article about New Jerusalem as being the home of the redeemed Church. I was wondering is New Jerusalem considered Heaven? Revelation depicts the Church in Heaven around God’s throne in Chapter 4 I believe. So is this city the same place? Why not just call it Heaven?
Q. Many of the instructors at the Bible College I attend agree with the opinion that eternity is a study in opposites for the believer and unbeliever. That being said they also believe that the place in hell for the unbeliever is as positional as the place in heaven is for the believer. What I mean is this. Just as we will be rewarded for the things we do in Christ so also will unbelievers be punished according to how closely they followed the will of Satan in their lives. If believers receive rewards after the rapture we will know why. Therefore won’t those going to hell also know why they’ll receive punishment?
Q. I’ve read that at one time, Satan was a beautiful angel in Heaven. But pride was found in him and Satan wanted to elevate himself above God. For this, Satan was cast out of Heaven. This absolutely terrifies me. I do have faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And I also believe that we are saved by grace and that Heaven is perfect. But I am such a wicked, prideful person. What assurance can I have that I would not turn prideful or sinful in Heaven like Satan?
Q. I am having difficulty explaining to my 12 year old daughter how much better Heaven will be than the world we are living in now. I am familiar with 1 Corinthians 2:9, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him.” (NASB) What other Bible references can you provide that may help me explain the vast difference and calm her fears?
Q. I have a question about those of us who will start with zero or very little heavenly wealth when we get to heaven. After we arrive in our eternal home will there be any hope for us to change our situation? I really hope we won’t have to live in eternal poorness even by heavenly standards as a consequence of our earthly Christian lives. The Bible is silent on this but I’d like to know what do you think?
Q. From what I have learned and read from the Bible, marriage is very important to God. If so, then will there be any relationship with my husband and me in heaven? We have been married for 15 years very happily. It distresses me to think that our relationship will just be one where we are just good friends/ brother and sister in heaven. I am sure we will still love each other, but what about our marriage?
Q. It seems to me that not every saint will be on equal footing with each other after the rapture. Some will have stored more treasure in heaven, some will have crowns/prizes and some will not. Some will be in as though through fire etc. and yet we will all be priests and kings to our God. Will there be a hierarchy in the Bride of Christ after the rapture?
Q. I read the work online of a preacher who said he went to heaven, and he found that people there did have “partners” whom they lived with, to whom they were perfectly suited. These people did not have sex as we know it, but their celestial bodies blended into one at times. Whether or not this is actual, it is a lovely idea, and I hope it is true for those who would like to live that way. I miss my “soul mate” and would like to share his mansion. And share with him whatever God would like us to share. What do you think?
Q. I have a friend who continually says she can’t wait to get to heaven to see her deceased husband. Her daughter tells her she knows of no scripture to confirm this possibility. Can you please give a reply to settle this confusing matter for them?