The Christian Faith
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Episode #67: The Heaven Drug; or, Why I’m Not Going to Heaven
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Length: 50 minutes
After Jesus ascended into heaven, two angels appeared and asked the apostles, “Why do you stand gazing up into heaven?” (Acts 1:11). Unfortunately, so many Christians are like this today, “standing around and gazing into heaven,” so to speak, because they’ve taken the “heaven drug,” the profoundly false teaching that, as the believers in Christ, our eternal destiny is to go to heaven to be with Jesus.
What the Bible actually shows us is that our eternal dwelling place will be with the Lord on the earth, in the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:1-2). So, our calling as Christians today is not to wait to go to heaven, but to stand with the Lord for His purpose to defeat Satan and bring the Kingdom of the Heavens to the earth. Only when we see this can we understand the real meaning of our Christian life.
RESOURCES REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE
BIBLE VERSES REFERENCED
IN THIS EPISODE
Revelation 21:1-2: The New Jerusalem comes down out of heaven from God.
Acts 1:9-11: So many believers today are gazing into heaven!
Revelation 4:11: The universe exists because of God’s will.
John 14:2: He goes to prepare a place for us.
Ephesians 4:9-11: He took captivity captive.
Ephesians 2:4-6: Seated with Christ in the heavenly places.
Matthew 12:40, Luke 23:46: Jesus went into paradise after His death.
Genesis 1:26-27, 2:7: We were made for the earth and over the earth.
Revelation 19:11: The Lord descending out of heaven to destroy His enemies and establish His kingdom on the earth
Revelation 20:1-9: The 1,000 years of Christ’s reign on the earth and the final destruction of Satan.
2 Corinthians 5:10: We must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
This edition of the program was recorded starting on Tuesday, 19 October 2023 in Chicago, Illinois