Thinking Cap #6 - The Question: Will You Recognise a Loved One in Heaven?
Well, now that we understand the concept of babies going to heaven, let's try out
another "heaven" question. Suppose that your infant does die and go to heaven.
The next day, your forty-five year old mother dies and goes to heaven. Sixty years later,
you pass away and go to heaven. Will you be able to recognize your infant and your mother
that are already in heaven? This question is not what will we look like in heaven, but
merely will we be able to recognize our "loved ones" and other Christians (ie.
the Apostle Paul) when we get to heaven. As always, opinion is fine, but worthless. Share
your scriptural support with your rationale. Your response is due at midnight, February
16, 1995. Pleasant thinking.
This question must have required too much thinking, or most were too busy. In any
event, I only heard from Martin Olson and Pat Winters. New "readers" since the
last issue include Jon/Kim Brody (church members at KCBT), Owen Workman (Assistant Pastor
in Alabama), Lena Markus (College student in Missouri), and Glenn Carnagey (Pastor and
Seminary Professor in Minnesota).
For what it's worth, here is the reasoning I would use to conclude that we will know
one another in heaven. Not necessarily (and most probably) not in our current form (I
Cor.15:44), but nevertheless, we will recognize everyone.
Any one of these, taken in isolation may not demonstrate that we will know those in
Heaven; but taken together, they form the strands of a cord which provides us with strong
evidence that we will know and be known.
Comments are always welcome. Rest your brain, "thinking cap 7" is on the
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