Heaven can be spoken about by Christians in ways that can contribute to a misconception that it is a destination rather than a staging point. There’s nothing wrong with acknowledging the blessing that awaits believers after death and before the return of Jesus. But that acknowledgement should not cloud the fact that our ultimate hope …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 22 57. Q. What comfort does “the resurrection of the body” give you? A. That after this life my soul shall be immediately taken up to Christ, its Head, and that this flesh of mine, raised by the power of Christ, shall be reunited with my soul, and be conformed …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 51 Chapter 32 – Of the State of Man After Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead I. The bodies of men, after death, return to dust, and see corruption; but their souls (which neither die nor sleep), having an immortal subsistence, immediately return to God who …

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Ed Welch contrasts the human experience of moving houses with the Christian experience of moving toward an eternal dwelling place: This is our hope—full communion and fellowship with God and with his people in his house. This is what the Spirit uses to bring us through the hardest legs of the journey. The quest is …

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 22 Q & A 37 Q What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death? A The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness,1 and do immediately pass into glory;2 and their bodies, being still united in Christ,3 do rest in their graves, till the …

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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 15 Q & A 28 Q Wherein consists Christ’s exaltation? A Christ’s exaltation consists in his rising again from the dead on the third day,1 in ascending up into heaven,2 in sitting at the right hand3 of God the Father, and in coming to judge the world at the …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 22 57. Q. What comfort does “the resurrection of the body” give you? A. That after this life my soul shall be immediately taken up to Christ, its Head, and that this flesh of mine, raised by the power of Christ, shall be reunited with my soul, and be conformed …

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