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Why did God institute marriage at Creation if Jesus states that there is none at the resurrection?

If Creation as it was made was good in God's eyes before the Fall, and in the New Heaven and New Earth in Revelation restores Creation to what God intended it to be, but marriage is not part of the ...
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Is heaven the eternal home of all faithful worshippers of God?

Why do many Christians believe that heaven is the eternal home of the righteous; but in Matt 5:5 Christ stated that the meek will inherit the earth. And in 2 Peter 3:13, apostle Peter made mention of &...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses teach about resurrection, marriage and reproducing on the paradise earth?

I realise that Jehovah's Witnesses believe there will be survivors from Armageddon who do not die and who will enter into the earthly kingdom. Then billions of dead people will be resurrected with ...
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Does the “until now” in Romans 8:22 mean that the creation's groans have ended?

“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭22‬ ‭NIV‬‬ “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning ...
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Can we conclude that there is food and drink in heaven because Jesus ate and drank after the resurrection?

The glorified body of Jesus who appeared to the disciples after resurrection is one of the most foundational truths of Christianity, the basis of our hope for our future resurrection of the body as ...
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What is an overview of scriptures about the nature and location of The New Heaven and The New Earth that John saw in Rev 21:1?

"Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea." (Rev 21:1) The New Earth seems to be a physical ...
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What did Thomas Aquinas teach about the renewal of the world after judgement and what kinds of bodies will be renewed?

In Summa Theologica suppl. q. 91, where St.Thomas Aquinas speaks of the quality of this world after the Last Judgement, a. 5 arg. 2 objects that plants, animals, and mineral bodies will be renewed. In ...
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Does Catholicism teach a physical 'New Earth' or is it only a state of mind? [duplicate]

In my Catholic catechism classes, I have always heard that a Christian's ultimate aim is to reach heaven with the Lord and that heaven is not a physical place but a state of mind. But in Revelation ...
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What will New Earth, New Heavens and New Jerusalem really be like according to Catholicism?

Revelation:21 talks about the New Earth and New Heavens. It also talks about the holy city New Jerusalem. Various physical aspects of this city is described by St. John. Is this city and the New ...
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Where do Saints go after we return with Jesus (Pentecostal perspective)

I was wondering where the glorified Saints go to live after we return with Jesus as described in Revelation 19:11–16: And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that some people will live eternally on earth?

In a well-known passage, the Apostle Paul writes: For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel's call and with the sound of God's trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, when/how do the 144,000 ascend to Heaven?

Following an invitation, I attended a "Memorial of Jesus' Death" service at a Kingdom Hall recently. While there, I heard about the 144,000 who will go to heaven to "be kings and priests and rule ...
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How can Jesus rule the earth during the second coming, if he is only in Jerusalem? [closed]

I don't understand, how Jesus comes down in the clouds and rules on the mount of olives, how can the people in other countries see him? I know the clouds all will see him, but once he actually steps ...
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According to premillennialism, are the nations in the New Earth still procreating?

This question mainly deals with Revelation 21:24–27, but it is probably helpful to read from Rev 20 to the end also. Revelation 21 (KJV) 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk ...
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According to reformed theology, who or what will the saints reign over in eternity?

Revelation 22:5 states: Night will be no more, and they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever. ...
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How do different eschatological views interpret Isaiah 65:17-25?

In Isaiah 65, God talks about the new heavens and the new earth. I was wondering how people with different eschatological views interpret this. After thinking about this for a while, I have thought of ...
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What is Heaven like according to Catholics?

What does a person experience who is saved, after their death? Are they going to have a bodily resurrection in the New Jerusalem, in the real world, or is it a spiritual existence? If in the real ...
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Do Christians receive the same inheritance as Messianic Jews?

I know that in Christ there is complete redemption for both Jew and Gentile but it seems as though God has made specific promises to the house of Israel and that God throughout the bible shows special ...
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What happens to Hell after Revelation 21:1?

This question popped into my head after reading this question. God states, quite specifically, in v.5 that He would make everything new, "for the old order of things has passed away". Which leads to ...
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What is meant by a new heaven and new earth? [closed]

I often hear people talking about going to heaven but it seems more like we are destined for a new earth.. From my understanding in John's revelation, the afterlife consists of a new heavens and a ...
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How does our work on this earth transfer into the new earth when God returns?

I recently read Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller and also Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright. Both are amazing books, focused on the resurrection theology that God will raise up a new heaven and a new ...
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Isn't CS Lewis's idea that time is still successive in Heaven frustrating? [closed]

C.S. Lewis: If that [to travel hopefully is better than to arrive] were true, and known to be true, how could anyone travel hopefully? There would be nothing to hope for. Am I missing ...
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CS Lewis said time continues in Heaven...Peter Kreeft says that is exists more as a 'point'...which is right? [closed]

In Letters to Malcolm, CS Lewis says, as we are finite, so time will always exist as progression with the past falling away behind us. Peter Kreeft seems to follow Lewis on most views and yet seems to ...
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CS Lewis said time would probably continue in Heaven...But how?

(See 'Letters To Malcolm') CS lewis said, because mankind is by definition finite, that we shall always be in a situation of successive time, with the present becoming past. In 'The Problem Of Pain' ...
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Is Thomas of Aquinas's idea of 'beatification' still held? [duplicate]

If so, how can we agree that man will only reach the end he was meant to enjoy by achieving the highest happiness, where there is nothing left to want or can be had...if we assume we shall remain ...
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HOW good will our joy be when we reach the ressurection? Infinite, transfinite or finite?

CS Lewis keeps calling the joy of the ressurection 'infinite joy'. I brought this up on a site (like this one) and someone replied that he probably meant it as a huge amount of joy...but not infinite ...
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Is there biblical evidence that the New Earth is our final destination?

In Revelation 21 we learn that following the resurrection Christians will inhabit a restored Earth called "The New Earth." What biblical evidence exists that this is the final destination for ...
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