Can you play video games in Heaven? (Will there be technology in Heaven?)

As a theologian, I am keenly interested in media and how it affects our walk with God. I was leading an online Christian forum about technology and Christianity last week when I realized that video games kept emerging. People wondered if Heaven would have such games. I decided to research. I spoke to my pastors and a few theology professors and became well-versed in the subject. Last week, I taught my college theology students about activities we would probably engage in while in Heaven. The youngest student in class began a debate about video games. He explained that God would let us play some cool video games in Heaven as long as they were in line with His teachings. The older students would hear none of it and unanimously dismissed the young student’s sentiments. After observing the back and forth, I decided to give a detailed answer to this question. So, can you play video games in Heaven?

Scriptures make no mention of the possibility of playing video games in Heaven. The Bible has not spoken of whether this activity exists in Heaven. We are only told in 1 Corinthians 2:9 that what God has prepared for those he loves, no eye has seen, nor ear heard. We can only use our imagination to explore the unending possibilities that God might have for us when we get to Heaven. We can only imagine it is way better because his ways and thoughts are higher than ours.

In this article, I invite you to join me as I examine what God says about playing video games, whether we will have technology in Heaven, fun activities we will do in Heaven, and much more.

What does God think about playing video games?

The Bible is silent about this matter. God does not explicitly tell us whether or not we can play video games. He leaves it up to us to decide based on our understanding of what Scripture upholds as good morals or values. Video games are a form of media, and God expects us to consume media that edifies us; he guides us in Philippians 4:8 to consider things that are noble and praiseworthy.

God also expects us to make good use of our time, as recorded in Colossians 4:5–6. We are also warned against behaviors that could lead to addiction and draw our attention away from God. So perhaps the better question would be, “Do video games help me to glorify God?” as we are urged to in 1 Corinthians 10:31?

Will there be technology in Heaven?

Can you play video games in Heaven?
Will there be technology in Heaven? Image source: Pixabay

No, there is no technology in Heaven since it is not spoken of in Biblical Scripture. Heaven is a special place that is God’s dwelling. The way God created it, there will be no need for technology, as everyone will be in their highest form.

Communication and interaction are implied not to be as they are on Earth. Christians believe that God has put in place communication systems from spirit to spirit that far surpass the technologies we have now. We can only imagine what kind of systems these are.

Will there be electricity in Heaven?

No, there is no scriptural evidence that shows there will be electricity in Heaven. The Bible, in Revelation 22:5, tells us that in Heaven, there is neither night nor darkness. God Himself is light, and He radiates from every corner of Heaven. There is no need for the moon or the sun, as God Himself illuminates.

Are there sports in Heaven?

The Bible does not tell us that there will be sports in Heaven. We are, however, told in the book of Revelation 7:15 that we will all be given work and other activities to do. As humans, it is natural to want to imagine the life we have on Earth to be the same but a bit elevated in Heaven, but this is not so.

The Bible adds in 1 Corinthians 2:9 that what God has prepared for those who love Him is yet to be seen or heard. Do not be fooled into thinking that without your favorite sport, Heaven will be boring. God has a whole schedule to keep you happy, joyful, and engaged. Remember, you are going to the dwelling place of a God who owns the Earth and all that is in it, as we are told in Psalms 24:1.

What fun activities will we do in Heaven?

Can you play video games in Heaven?
What fun activities will we do in Heaven? Image source: Pixabay

In Heaven, we are promised constant Joy and happiness. The Bible paints a picture of a busy, productive, but fun place. We will eat and feast as written in Matthew 8:11; we will praise and worship God as recorded in Revelation 5:13; We will celebrate eternal life as recorded in Revelation 19:9; we will also rest, but not the earthly kind of rest; we will be free from so many worries and troubles that accompany world rest; this is captured in Revelation 14:13.

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