What is the after life going to be like and is it described in the Bible?


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What is the after life going to be like and is it described in the Bible?


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The way I think of it, we’ll be with Jesus. The more we love Him and desire Him the more clear what this entails will be.

Vague, but I think it means something. Oh and I don’t think it is described in the Bible. No long winded prose about 79 Virgins and rivers of spring water like in the Koran.

Rather than Heaven being a place, it is a person… “no eye has seen, nor ear has heard of what God has prepared for those who love Him”


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“Tastes” of the Beatific Vision, the immediate presence of God, have been described by saints and others who’ve been blest by such a gift. The overwhelming aspect of the experience seems to be that of being completely surrounded by or enrapt in the most indescribably vast, powerful, and unconditional love-a love which was unanticipated because it is so far beyond human love, even that of a parent for a child, for example. And a love which leaves a “peace beyond all human understanding”. There may be other descriptions but that one would seem to be enough for me for now.


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2nd Corinthians describes it best when it says**“Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on the mind of man what God has in store for those who love him”**. , Anything else is mere speculation. I like Gods description in scripture better than anything I could come up with.
Deacon Ed B


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Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them (as their God). He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, (for) the old order has passed away.” The one who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Then he said, “Write these words down, for they are trustworthy and true.” He said to me, "They are accomplished. I (am) the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give a gift from the spring of life-giving water. The victor will inherit these gifts, and I shall be his God, and he will be my son.

But as for cowards, the unfaithful, the depraved, murderers, the unchaste, sorcerers, idol-worshipers, and deceivers of every sort, their lot is in the burning pool of fire and sulfur, which is the second death." (Revelation 21ff)
usccb.org/nab/bible/revelation/revelation21.htm


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