Will I Still Be Able To Do The Things I Like?

Q. I have a question I would like to ask you regarding the future experience of the Christian. There are things I enjoy that are not sinful, such as reading books, studying science and physics, collecting knives and reading about knives/edged tools/cutlery history, eating good food like pizza and cheeseburgers and spaghetti with meatballs, and things like this that are not sinful. Can I have confidence that the Lord will allow me to continue to enjoy to enjoy these things and more in Heaven?

A. The Bible does not go into any detail about what our post rapture life will be like. Therefore, no one can know for certain whether we’ll continue to do the things we do now, and frankly, I don’t understand why anyone would want to be assured that we will. First of all, the Bible says we’ll be changed (1 Cor. 15:51-53) and second, it says our life will be far beyond anything we can even imagine now (1 Cor. 2:9).

We only like certain things about our current life because that’s all we’ve ever experienced. We might not even want to do these things any more once we’ve been changed and begin to experience what the Lord has in store for us. But there is one thing we can be sure of. Our life with the Lord will be one of unmitigated joy, regardless of what we wind up doing, and we’ll never miss anything about our current life.

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