Heaven is a place many Christians anticipate going to Heaven one day as the fulfillment of the eternity of life in the Bible. However, many Christians have questions surrounding how we will be in Heaven and what Heaven will look like. Most Christians have been taught that we will be given new bodies in Heaven. However, will our ages remain the same, or will we be old or young? What age will people be in Heaven?
The Bible does not explicitly mention which age we will be in Heaven. However, most theologians argue that people will be in their 20s and 30 in Heaven. This argument is based on no biblical evidence but on what is viewed as the peak condition of our bodies. However, not all scholars agree on this age; others argue that age in Heaven won’t be a factor.
So, does the Bible say how old people will be in Heaven? Will there be old people in Heaven? Will children be in Heaven? Will old people stay old in Heaven? Will people have a new body and age in Heaven? What do Christians believe their age will be in Heaven? What Bible verses talk about people’s age in Heaven? Stick around to get more information and answers to these questions and more.
Does the Bible say how old people will be in Heaven?
The Bible does not explicitly mention what age people will be in Heaven. Therefore, there are a lot of questions about ages in Heaven; if the old will appear old, and if babies will appear as babies in Heaven. Some scholars argue, by the book of Corinthians 15:35-49, that those who will die in old age will be re-wound to the optimum age.
Corinthians 15: 35-41 says, “But someone will ask, “How are the dead raised?” With what kind of body do they come? You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body. For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, another for fish. There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one kind, and the glory of the earthly is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of tea stars; for star differs from stars in glory.”
Therefore, if the passage is anything to go by, we might not appear in Heaven having the same age we have on earth. The Bible is clear that the heavenly body and the earthly body are different. The book of Corinthians 15:42-49 continues and says, “So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual; body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is written, the first man Adam became a living being, the last man Adam became a life giving spirit. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. The first man was from earth, the second man is from Heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who were of the dust, and as is those who are of Heaven. Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the man of Heaven.”
Will there be old people in Heaven?
People who died of old age and were in Christ will be in Heaven. What we do not know is if they will appear old or will have a new age and body when they appear. This is because the Bible is unclear on which age people will be in Heaven. 1st Corinthians 2:9 says, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him.” Therefore, it is hard to tell what Heaven will look like and how people will appear.
Will children be in Heaven?
There is no doubt that children will be in Heaven. Jesus, in the book of Mathew 19:14, said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” Additionally, when David’s son died, David rose up, ate, and worshiped God as he was sure he would see his child in Heaven. 2nd Samuel 12:23, “But now he is dead. Why should I fast? Can 1 bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will not return to me.”
Will old people stay old in Heaven?
The Bible is not clear whether old people will stay old in Heaven. However, some scholars and theologians argue that we will be of our ideal age in Heaven. It is important to note that this argument has no biblical evidence to back it up. But we know for sure that those old people, and everyone in general, will have a new body in Heaven. 1st Corinthians 15:38 reads, “But God gives it a body he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.”
Will people have a new body and age in Heaven?
Scholars unanimously agree that we will have a new body in Heaven but have varying thoughts on whether we will have a new age. The book of 2nd Corinthians 5:1 refers to the new body as our eternal house. “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”
The book of Revelations 21:4 even says that our eternal house, now the new body, will swallow the mortality in us. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
What do Christians believe their age will be in Heaven?
Christians and even most theologians and bible scholars believe that we will be of the ideal age in Heaven, which is in our 30s. However, this view has no biblical evidence to back it up. However, some believe in this because Christ died when he was 33 years of age. However, the book of 1st John 3:2 says, “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”
What Bible verses talk about people’s age in Heaven?
While there are no Bible verses that directly talk about people’s age in Heaven, some verses that give hints about this include:
2nd Corinthians 5:1 says, “For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.”
Revelation 20:12 reads, “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.”
1st John 3:2 says, “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will have not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
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