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“What Happens Next?”

Categories: HEAVEN & HELL
     Hi, and thank you for listening.  I always wondered what exactly heaven will be like.  Will we have our memory from this life to the next?  Also, when Jesus returns, will that be the end to this existence?  No Earth, no solar system, and so on?  Thank you and God bless.

Sincerely,
Still On This Side

Dear Still On This Side,

Even those in torments remember their lives and families after death.  The story of Lazarus and the rich man shows that the rich man awoke in torments and remembered his brothers (Lk 16:27-28).  We have every reason to believe that after we die, we will still remember who we are, the relationships we have built, and the lives that we have touched on this planet.

When Jesus returns, this universe will be totally destroyed by intense heat (2 Pet 3:10-13), and this earthly age will pass away and be replaced by a spiritual one for all eternity (1 Cor 15:49-54).  Read “Through The Fire” for more details on what happens to the Earth on the judgment day.