Ten things that will not be in heaven

Copyright 2012 by Bob Rogers

TEN THINGS THAT WILL NOT BE IN HEAVEN:

1. No sea. (Revelation 21:1)

2. No tears. (Revelation 21:4)

3. No cemeteries. (Revelation 21:4 – no death)

4. No hospitals. (Revelation 21:4 – no pain)

5. No temple. (Revelation 21:22 -not needed because God is there on His throne).

6. No sun. (Revelation 21:23- God is the light.)

7. No night. (Revelation 21:25; 22:5 – and thus no evil or fear.)

8. No locks. (Revelation 21:25)

9. No sin. (Revelation 21:8; 22:15)

10. No unbelievers. (Revelation 21:27 – no admission unless their name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, written in the grace-soaked blood of Jesus.)

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About Bob Rogers

Hospital chaplain in Mississippi. Formerly a pastor for 33 years in Mississippi and Georgia. Historian and avid cyclist.

Posted on April 30, 2012, in Books and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Number 10 seems a bit harsh. What if your a good person, lived a good life, helping others, but you happened to be born in a non-Christian country, then what?

  2. Robert, thanks for writing. I assume you either disagree with the Bible or perhaps you have a misunderstanding of the Bible.
    Revelation 21:27, is clear. It says admission to heaven is granted to “only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” Jesus indicates in John 14:6 that this only comes through faith in Him.
    Your assumption that people can get to heaven by living a good life is a misunderstanding of the teachings of scripture. Romans 3:12 reminds us that no one does good, “not even one.” Ephesians 2:8 tells us we are saved by grace through faith, not ourselves, for it is a gift from God. If our salvation depended on our good deeds, NONE of us would make it, because we are so far from God’s holiness (Romans 3:23). But thank God, He freely offers salvation to all people by grace, if we would only believe.
    Your assumption that it is unfair to hold people responsible for their sin if they live in a “non-Christian” country is also incorrect. Romans 1:20 says that God has revealed Himself through creation, so those who fail to respond to that revelation are “without excuse.” Acts 17:26-27 says that God determined the times and exact places where all people should live, “so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” The point is, that wherever a person lives, they can seek God if they wish, and if they seek God, He will reveal Himself to them.

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