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How old are we in heaven??

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by GreenEyedLady, Jan 22, 2002.

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  1. GreenEyedLady

    GreenEyedLady My little Dinky Doo

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    I have heard a few pastors say that we will be the same age as Christ when we are in heaven. That even our babies that are 8 months will be 33 in heaven, but we will still know them. I am wondering if anyone has ever heard this and if there is scripture to back it!
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    GEL
     
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  2. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Funny, but I have never, ever thought about that! It's amazing how I learn something new every day. Maybe I find that amazing because I keep getting older every year!

    That is such an interesting question GE Lady. I would also love to hear anything about this. My nephew was 4 when he was killed, so will I recognize him at 33? I'm sure I will, but my human brain has a hard time imagining that. Personally I have no problem with being 33 for eternity!
     
  3. rollinTHUNDER

    rollinTHUNDER Veteran

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    I don't think there will be any time or age in heaven, at least not in the way our finite minds know it here on earth. Our bodies will be awsome then, we will be a lot like Jesus, and able to go through walls. So much for opening up doors. LOL. Imagine travelling at the speed of thought. In the twinkling of an eye. Our bodies will be new and in their prime. Babies will reach their full potential, and the elderly will be re-energized or new. I believe the strongest man on earth would probably be fearful if he laid his eyes on one of our heavenly bodies.
     
  4. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

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    The Bible is absolutely silent on this question. No one on this earth fully understands heaven, or can even guess at things like how old our bodies will appear to be in heaven.

    I've heard folks preach about how we'll be young and healthy teenagers, or the age we were at death, or our favorite age, but the fact is, there is no way to know on this side of death.
     
  5. Blynn

    Blynn Well-Known Member

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    I have heard the same thing about everyone being 33 and I have also heard that we will be the age that we were when we died.


    The Bible does not mention this so I don't know where the above came from.

    Personally I just can't wait to go! To meet Jesus and to be with Him. I don't care how old I am or what I look.


    God Bless,
    Roberta :)
     
  6. dwm1120

    dwm1120 New Member

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    Nothing in the Bible supports this. Time and age cant apply to God.
     
  7. Damien

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    WRONG! We will all be the wonderful age of eighty-eight.
     
  8. Apologist

    Apologist 2 Tim. 2:24-26

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    Believer,

    Nobody knows how old we will be but it stands to reason that we will probably be at the age where the body is at it's peak level of growth, etc. Concerning whether you would recognize your nephew I would say look at Matthew 17:1-4:

    Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. 4 Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
    The New King James Version, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 1998, c1982.

    Notice that Peter recognized Moses and Elijah? How could he know who they were since they had died hundreds of years before them? This is a good lesson in that we will know things like that because we will have a new mind as 1 Corinthians 13:12 states:

    For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
    The New King James Version, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 1998, c1982.

    God Bless
     
  9. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

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    You know, it just occurred to me that we won't even have bodies in heaven. We leave our bodies behind in graves, and those bodies join us later, at the rapture. And since our age is dtermined by how long it's been since we were physically born with these bodies, and our bodies won't be with us, there is no such thing as age in heaven.

    When we do gt our bodies back, they are totally different. When Jesus resurrected, his own followers didn't recognize him at first because his body was so different. The Mary's at the tomb thought he was an angel or the gardener. The men fishing didn't recognize him until he sat down to eat with them. The men on the road to Emmaus didn't recognize him until he revealed his identity.

    So I think that wondering what age we'll be in heaven is a non-sequitor question, something like "How old were you when your grandmother was born?" Since there is no way to make sense of that question with our understanding of time, it is unanswerable.
    Likewise, what age people are in heaven is unanswerable.
     
  10. Josh

    Josh Indeed.

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    Any pastor that would say such a thing should be approached. There is NO backing for this in the Bible. How could somebody say such a thing? That is weird and made up.

    We don't even know what our bodies will look like, or of they will appear to have any earthly age.
     
  11. Apologist

    Apologist 2 Tim. 2:24-26

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    Let me correct you if I may on this. Read Luke 24:13-16:
    13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
    The New King James Version, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 1998, c1982.

    It says that, "their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him." That explains why they didn't recognize Him, it wasn't because He looked different.

    God Bless
     
  12. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

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    >>It says that, "their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him." That explains why they didn't recognize Him, it wasn't because He looked different.

    Hmm, maybe, but if he looked identical to how he had before, why didn't the others recognize him right off? A lot of people saw him and didn't recognize him right away. Plus, the description in Revelation is completely different than how you would expect a 33-year-old Jew to look.

    Plus, there is no disease or disability in heaven or the resurrection, but that would not be possible if our bodies were simply given back to us in the same condition they were when we died, wouldn't they carry the same problems they had when they were alive the first time? They have to be new or renewed in some way so as to get rid of our physical problems, diseases, ailments, etc. If that's true, then again, the concept of age doesn't apply. How can you determine the age of something that was recreated anew by God? Would you start at the moment of re-creation? But doesn't the concept of time itself have no meaning in heaven or the resurrection?

    Hmm, I stand fast on my statement that age has no meaning in heaven, therefore, it is pointless to wonder what age we will be there.
     
  13. Apologist

    Apologist 2 Tim. 2:24-26

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    I would assume that nobody else recognized Him for the same reason that Luke says, "Their eyes were restrained" also.
    I agree the description in Revelation is different but John is seeing Christ in all His glory. The description in Revelation of Christ I believe is the same description Daniel had of Him in Daniel 7:9.

    Those are some deep philosophical questions there my friend. :)


    God Bless
     
  14. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

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    >>Those are some deep philosophical questions there my friend.

    Exactly.

    So my answer to the original question, to that pastor who ascerted that everyone's age will be 33 is:

    How old will we be in heaven? Ageless!
     
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