Every time I struggle with weight loss as a born-again Christian, I get comfort from the word of
God, which suggests that our bodies will be transformed. I discovered that, like me, many
people struggle a lot with appearance due to others passing judgment on their appearance. As
a pastor, some of our church members have asked me, “what will we look like in heaven?”
In this article, I will shed light on whether we will have the same body in Heaven as we do on
Earth and if our bodies will have special abilities. Join me in this exploration as we look into
what age we will look like in Heaven. Read on to learn this and much more!
Will we have the same body in Heaven as we do on Earth?
The Bible implies that we will keep our physical, earthly bodies. On the other hand, these earthly bodies will be revamped and upgraded to a better version. They will be immune to diseases, sickness, flaws, decay, and death. We might be given new spiritual bodies that resemble our physical forms. Because of the flaws and weaknesses of the flesh, our new spiritual bodies will be inclined to God’s will and ways. These bodies will be designed to serve our purpose in Heaven.
Jesus died and rose again in the same body He used on Earth. As a result, we follow the same pattern: when we die, the bodies we resurrect will be identical to those we had on Earth. According to John 20:25–27, when Jesus arose, he bore crucifixion scars. He had gone to Heaven, but his earthly body was preserved, as evidenced by this scripture. Jesus implored Thomas to go ahead and touch him to verify that the scars were indeed there from the crucifixion.
Will our bodies have special abilities in Heaven?
According to Philippians 3:21, “Who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” The Bible suggests that our bodies will have special abilities.
Theologians believe that we will have the supernatural abilities Christ had when He came back to Earth in His resurrected body. Philippians 3:21 shows that our bodies will resemble Christ’s body after the resurrection but will not be identical to it.
It is assumed that we might have some spiritual abilities, like appearing and disappearing instantly, as evidenced in Luke 24:31. Their eyes were opened, and they knew him, and he vanished from their sight. We might also have the ability to move through walls and locked doors. Jesus did this after His resurrection, as seen in John 20:19–20. Then, on the same day in the evening, the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he showed them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord.
It is suggested that we may additionally have an ever-present glow and radiance that shines throughout. Luke 9:28-30 Now, about eight days after these sayings, he took Peter, John, and James with him and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah. Daniel 12:3 And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
Will our bodies retain their earthly characteristics in Heaven?
Many interpretations of scripture from different people have implied that we may retain our earthly characteristics, but not entirely. Pastors believe that we will have the bodies we had before our death, but with an upgrade and newness to them. 1 Corinthians 15:5 implies that our earthly bodies will transform. This process will result in incorruptible and imperishable spiritual bodies. It implies that the new body will not experience death, decay, sickness, or pain because such characteristics do not exist in Heaven. The new body is thought to be sinless and eternal.
The Bible states this in Revelation 5:9, And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood, you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.” Furthermore, we are told in Revelation 7:9, “After this, I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. “These two verses imply that many people from various nations, tribes, and languages will converge in Heaven. We are aware that our races, hair texture, and even eye color will differ, but these are characteristics that we may retain based on our nation, tribe, or language.
What age will people look like in Heaven?
The Bible is relatively silent on this matter and does not give an exact age at which we will be in Heaven. However, many scholars have come up with theories that suggest that we will be 33 years old. This is the same age Jesus was when he died. But with this, one would question where babies and those who are advanced in age will go 1 John 3:2 says, “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will have has not yet been made known.” But we know that we shall be like Him when He appears, for we shall see Him as He is. “
As a result, we can assume that the elderly and children will be given bodies around 33 years old to resemble Jesus. However, no scriptural evidence supports this, so it is purely speculative. We can only assume that our age will be similar to Christ’s, which is mentioned in verse above, but the exact age is not recorded anywhere in the Bible. The most important thing to remember is that no matter what age we are in Heaven, we will have new spiritual bodies that are free of the stresses of this world.
Will we know each other in Heaven?
The Bible suggests that we will know and recognize each other in Heaven. Although our bodies will be transformed into new heavenly bodies, we will be able to identify with each other as we will be the same individuals essentially. Many assume that we will be some kind of ghost-like spirits without any form as is portrayed in movies. However, this is not so; it is just an assumption. It is not recorded anywhere in the Bible that we will lack physical form in Heaven; these are just assumptions that people have made over time since many believe that the physical body decays in the grave and the soul is what goes to Heaven, which is not proven and is just people’s speculation of the afterlife.
Will people be naked in Heaven?
Many Bible verses indicate that we will wear some kind of garment to cover our bodies. Furthermore, there will be no lust or sexually immoral thoughts or behavior in Heaven. It is assumed that even if we were naked in Heaven, it would not bother anyone.
Scripture in Revelation 4:4 says: “Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads.” Many scriptures in the Bible illustrate heavenly beings as being clothed in some sort of garment. It is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible that we will be unclothed.
Only Adam and Eve, the first humans created, are described as being naked in Genesis 3:7. They were sinless when they were first created and placed in the Garden of Eden. According to many theologians, it is assumed that the clothing in Heaven will be a representation of the covering that we have from sin as a result of Christ’s sacrifice and death at the cross of Calvary.
As a devout Christian, I have always been passionate about the Christian faith. This inspired me to pursue a degree in Religious studies and a Masters in Theology in college. I have also been privileged to teach 4 Christian courses in a college and university. Since I am dedicated to spreading the word of God, I am actively involved in the Church. Additionally, I share his word online and cover diverse topics on the Christian faith through my platform. You can read more about me on the about us page.