Ken’s Articles on the Christian Faith
Randy Alcorn’s 500-page book, Heaven, is wonderful. Worth reading. But here is my 200-word contribution –
First, Jesus confirmed heaven’s reality when he said, “I came down from heaven.” John 6:38.
Second, note heaven’s importance – it gets mentioned 750 times in the Bible!
Third, with whom can we share heaven? – “our Father in heaven”. Matthew 6:9.
Fourth, for believers, God has “an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled . . . reserved in heaven”. 1 Peter 1:3,4. And it is where “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain”! Revelation 21:4. Sounds good to me!
Fifth, how big is the God of heaven? “Heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain” him! 2 Chronicles 6:18. He can nevertheless limit or “miniaturise” his presence to one place – for example, on his heavenly throne. Hebrews 12:2.
God also “miniaturised” himself when, as Jesus, he “became flesh and dwelt among us” John 1:14. It’s why he was called Immanuel, which means “God with us”. Matthew 1:23.
Sixth, events to take place around God’s throne in heaven are vividly described in Revelation chapters 4 and 5.
Exciting stuff! Will you be there?
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A grand reunion in heaven with Christian loved ones and friends is coming.
“Therefore comfort one another with these words.” See 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
(I am a writer based in South Australia who has been privileged over many years to write columns for city and country newspapers in Australia. My simple goal has been to share good news and hope with a world sorely lacking in both.
I hope as you visit these pages that you will find encouragement and stimulus for thought. I have discovered through all the ups and downs of life that contentment is to be found in relationship with God. May you gain glimpses here of the same reality.
Welcome to this website! Ken Packer)
Below click on more of Ken’s articles in PDF format now in alphabetical order which can be downloaded.