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paul316 asked:I saw this post on facebook and it really made me think it said " you know, i believe that if there was no promise of heaven at the end of life, christians wouldn't even bother living a "good" life trying to be selfless - its all for personal gain, no matter how selfless a christian is because of his/her faith, in the end its only so you can get into heaven and therefore selfish." Am I a hypocrite if this convicted me or made me think?

We are all hypocrites we are HUMAN.  Yeah it is for personal gain.  I mean who in their right wouldn’t want what the Lord offers us freely?  Lets see we get to live and reign with Him forever in Heaven, We don’t go to hell even though as humans we deserve it, Jesus told us that in His Father’s house there are many mansions and He goes to prepare a place for us.  I like that and I don’t know too many people who wouldn’t.  Oh and we get adopted into His family we become His son’s and daughters.  Do you know anyone who wouldn’t want that?  Oh and I almost forgot we get wonderful new bodies that will be perfect!!!  While the Bible doesn’t describe in detail the glorified bodies we will receive in heaven, we know that they will be like that of Jesus’ resurrected body. Our human bodies are described in 1 Corinthians 15:42-53 as perishable, dishonorable and weak, all the results of sin. Our glorified bodies will be imperishable, honorable and powerful. Our new bodies will be no longer “natural” bodies, but “spiritual” bodies, no longer focused upon the natural senses but at one with the Holy Spirit.

As imperishable bodies, they will no longer suffer from sickness and death, nor will they ever be subject to heat and cold or hunger and thirst. Our new bodies will be honorable in that they will not be shamed or shameful because of sin. When Adam and Eve sinned, the first thing they felt was shame because of their nakedness (Genesis 3:6-7). Although the Bible doesn’t portray glorified bodies as being naked, but rather clothed in white garments (Revelation 3:4-5, 18), they will be pure and undefiled by sin. Our earthly bodies are “weak” in many ways. Not only are we subject to the natural laws of gravity and time/space, we are weakened by sin and its temptations. Our glorified bodies will be empowered by the Spirit that owns us and weakness will be no more.

Just as our earthly bodies are perfectly suited to life on earth, our resurrected bodies will be the same for life in heaven. We will have form and solidity to the touch, yet with no hindrance to travel (John 20:19, 26; Luke 24:39). We will be able to enjoy food, but will not be driven to it by necessity for nourishment nor fleshly desire (Luke 24:40-43). And like Moses and Elijah, we will be able to bathe in the glory of our Maker in the fellowship of His dear Son (Matthew 17:2-3; Philippians 3:10). The bodies we inherit will be more like what God had originally made men to be, rather than what we now abide in through the infirmity and weakness of our sinful flesh. We will be glorified with Christ and that glory will extend to the bodies we will inhabit.  I don’t know about you but I am looking forward to that!!! But the best thing of all is we get to spend eternity with Jesus Christ. I cannot imagine anything that tops that.  Yeah I want that and I follow Him because I love Him.  Who wouldn’t want to do that???  Now that is the question I would post on that wall.  God bless you brother!!! :):):)

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  1. paul316 said: I’m sorry I’m not trying to bug you or anything but that question just really slapped me in the face and made me examine myself.
  2. simplyheavenlyfood posted this
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