“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (2:9 NIV)
The “Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)” denomination has this wise doctrine about Heaven:
We do not presume to peer behind the veil of death
Nobody knows the true nature of Heaven–it’s a surprise!
What I Hope to Find in Heaven
1. A complete digital library of History
I’d like to see the truth about unanswered questions from my life.
Who stabbed me in the back at that job in the university computing center?
Who stole my kid’s flippers from the swimming center locker room?
You know, those types of questions.
However, God lied to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (click here to read), so I’m not sure about the credibility of a heavenly digital library of History.
2. Opportunities to Learn
I’ve always wanted to play the guitar.
In Heaven, I wouldn’t want to transform instantly from “knows only four chords” to Mega Rock Star. I’d prefer to learn with steady progress and not too much boring repetition.
Heaven will probably be anti-climactic.
Of course, I will jump for joy that a) I’m still ticking and b) I ain’t ticking in a Hell that God personally designed to match my sins.
But . . .
Rich people can’t get into Heaven because it will disappoint them; (Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25, Luke 18:25)
I must have a crappy life before Heaven starts to look good. (Matthew 5:10, for example)
My guess–100% pure guess. In Heaven, we will be assigned a person on Earth to “babysit”. We will cause our protege to drop and break fragile items. We will give our protege various illnesses. We will insure that our (male) protege unintentionally impregnates his girlfriend.
You know, such fun and games.
We will even act as the Holy Spirit to our protege, occasionally blowing in his or her ear with our still, quiet voice.
Vague details about Heaven are scattered throughout the Bible. “The Bible Demystified” blog will discuss a few of the more “substantial” verses: