Will We Be Flesh Eaters?

Q. I know the inhabitants in the millennial reign of Christ will be flesh eaters, eating fish from the dead sea that is healed. My question: will the inhabitants in the New World be flesh eaters, also? Death and hell will be cast into the lake of fire, does that mean death to mankind only or will it extend to the animal kingdom, the grass in winter and garden vegetables after they mature?

A. The Bible doesn’t reveal the eating habits of the redeemed Church. From references like the Wedding Banquet it appears we can eat, but there’s no indication that we’ll have to. Personally, I don’t believe it’s possible to compare our next life with the one we’re now experiencing because so many things will be dramatically different. What we think of as heaven is not just an improved version of Earth, like the Millennium will be for believers who still live there. It will be a whole new experience. Where we’re mortal now, we’ll be immortal then. Where we’re weak now we’ll be powerful then. Where we’re natural beings now we’ll be supernatural beings then (1 Cor. 15:42-44).

As for the lake of fire, if you pay careful attention to the chronology of Rev. 20:15, you’ll see that death and Hades are cast into the lake of fire at the end of the Millennium, as the creation enters its eternal state.

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