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Old 08-11-2008, 06:49 PM
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We hear about rewards in heaven. Recently, I have been wondering about just what is the nature of the rewards we that are to receive.

Christians will be with the Lord. Just what will be any additional rewards?

Rewards imply that some will get something and some will not, or some will get more than others. If there are differences in status, would that be important to us in heaven anyway? Will it matter to me if your mansion is bigger than mine, for example?

I have not heard this being discussed. Does anyone have any thoughts on or references that discuss just what these rewards actually consist of?
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:18 PM
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There are no mansions in heaven, just poor translations of some passages of the bible here on earth.

I believe heaven will be unlike anything we can imagine, far better than some stupid house.

As to whether some will recieve "more" than others???? I don't think anyone that gets there will really care, we will be too busy praising God and enjoying Him forever.

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Old 08-11-2008, 08:53 PM
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I personally feel that we will all be liken unto Jesus Glorious body, so how could one be more that the other.

1Cr 12:23And those [members] of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness.

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We hear about rewards in heaven. Recently, I have been wondering about just what is the nature of the rewards we that are to receive.

Christians will be with the Lord. Just what will be any additional rewards?

Rewards imply that some will get something and some will not, or some will get more than others. If there are differences in status, would that be important to us in heaven anyway? Will it matter to me if your mansion is bigger than mine, for example?

I have not heard this being discussed. Does anyone have any thoughts on or references that discuss just what these rewards actually consist of?

Here is the list of Crowns from Naves Topical...

CROWNS

an imperishable wreath or crown... 1 Corinthians 9:25
a crown of exultation... 1 Thessalonians 2:19
A crown of righteousness... 2 Timothy 4:8
the crown of life... James 1:12; Revelation 2:10
the crown of glory (for faithful elders)... 1 Peter 5:4 (this one is commonly known as the pastoring crown)
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drfuss: I tend to agree with the above comments.

So why do we hear about different rewards in heaven? Are there any scriptures that tend to support different rewards in heaven. I just did a word search on heaven and here are four scriptures that could be used to support the concept of different status and separate rewards in heaven; all spoken by Jesus.

Matt. 5:19 - Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matt. 6:20 - But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Matt. 11:11 - Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Matt. 18:4 - Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Any comments or explanations?
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We hear about rewards in heaven. Recently, I have been wondering about just what is the nature of the rewards we that are to receive.

Christians will be with the Lord. Just what will be any additional rewards?

Rewards imply that some will get something and some will not, or some will get more than others. If there are differences in status, would that be important to us in heaven anyway? Will it matter to me if your mansion is bigger than mine, for example?

I have not heard this being discussed. Does anyone have any thoughts on or references that discuss just what these rewards actually consist of?
This did come up on another thread but I can't recall which one. I was asserting that one can find teachings on rewards and posted several scriptures to that effect. I have to go out now so can't find them now.

Also, there seems to be degrees of punishment -- Jesus spoke of this.

Maybe someone else can find the thread (the topic was not rewards) or post those scriptures.

My pastor thinks rewards may have to do with capacity to enjoy Jesus. He is not saying that is it - it's just his idea. The Bible does not tell us what these are but I think there are passages that indicate it.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:58 AM
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I posed these verses on the other thread (I think it was the one on judgment):

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Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. I Cor 3.8

If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. 1 Cor 3.14

Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. 2 John 1.8

5Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God. 1 Cor 4.5

"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work" Rev. 22.12
There are also verses on degrees of punishment.
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I posed these verses on the other thread (I think it was the one on judgment):
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Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. I Cor 3.8

If any man's work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. 1 Cor 3.14

Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. 2 John 1.8

5 Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God. 1 Cor 4.5

"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work" Rev. 22.12

There are also verses on degrees of punishment.
drfuss: Okay, the above scriptures suggest that some rewards will be given according to works.

Back to the OP:
"Rewards imply that some will get something and some will not, or some will get more than others. If there are differences in status, would that be important to us in heaven anyway? Will it matter to me if your mansion is bigger than mine, for example?"

Will rewards be important to us in heaven?

What will be the nature of those rewards?

Should the promise of rewards be important to us now? If not, why are they even memtioned?
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drfuss: Okay, the above scriptures suggest that some rewards will be given according to works.

Back to the OP:
"Rewards imply that some will get something and some will not, or some will get more than others. If there are differences in status, would that be important to us in heaven anyway? Will it matter to me if your mansion is bigger than mine, for example?"

Will rewards be important to us in heaven?

What will be the nature of those rewards?

Should the promise of rewards be important to us now? If not, why are they even memtioned?
I think because we don't know the nature of rewards, it's impossible to answer some of the questions you pose.

I do think knowing about reward should be important to us now. As you point out, what's the point of knowing about them if they don't matter to us now? Paul talked about it as a motivation:

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Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 1 Cor 9.24


I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil 3.14

Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules. 2 Tim 2.5
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