death and heaven

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  1. boogaloog

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    when a person dies who is a born again child of
    GOD do they enter heaven at the age they die?
    an example if a newborn infant dies do they enter HEAVEN as a newborn?
     
  2. Deacon

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    I'm not sure your going to get any really solid answers to this one. Heaven is not really described very well in the Bible except to say it will be beyond our immagination or expectations.

    We'll just have to wait and trust the LORD.
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    When God created man, that man had the appearance of age (30) even though he was just minutes old.

    When we enter heaven, I believe that this body will be temporarilly in a new body. THEN at the rapture, our old earthly body will be changed and recreated into an eternal (I Cor 15) body.

    Can't imagine it being anything other than something like age 30. No guarantee, just see the analogy there. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Pete

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    (1 Corinthians 15:42-44 NIV) So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; {43} it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; {44} it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.

    (1 Corinthians 15:50-52 NIV) I declare to you, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. {51} Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed-- {52} in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.

    I think that's about all we are told about it.

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  5. Ben W

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    God created Adam in his own image, so it seems reasonable that we will have a created form in the image if God.

    As for the age, I agree with Dr Bob. Interesting that this was also the age that Jesus set out into ministry.
     
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    It might be helpful to point out Numbers 4:3: From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
    4: This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things:


    Tis more conjecture on our part, for we only see darkly through the glass. It was age 30 to do the work in the tabernacle, and probably why our Lord was 30 when He began His ministy.

    The small ones will probably be transformed into adult form also, as they put on perfection.

    God bless.

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    Drew
     
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    I don't know the apparent age compared to what is thought of as normal now. I would guess that it would be a body full grown, in mint condition will all of our faculties at their peak. I see no reason to "grow up" in heaven and there won't be any growing old so I am just guessing that we will a "new and improved" version of Adam & Eve (immortal). I think someone referred to this as using our "sanctified imagination".
     
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    As long as we’re postulating about what might be I’ll toss out some thoughts. God is omniscient, (all-knowing). When we get to heaven we will not be omniscient but will still be able to learn. Therefore, there will be wise “children of God” and less wise ones.
     
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    Just curious where the age 30 comes from?
     
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    Hi Kate B.

    In a previous post I noted Numbers 4:3 and the Levitical Laws:

    Numbers 4:3: From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.
    4: This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things:


    It is in Luke where it mentions that Jesus was about 30 years old when He began His ministry. The two seem to scripturally relate.

    God bless.

    A servant of Christ,
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    Hey Caretaker thanks. I don't know why I didn't see that before, and put them together.

    Sherrie
     
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    Ben, once again, God does not have a physical image. Unless you are referring to the Mormon god. Adam was created in the spiritual image of God.

    MR
     
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    Or Kenneth Copeland's god.
     

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