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ON CHRISTIANITY

By BILLY GRAHAM

This article was published April 19, 2013 at 2:14 a.m.

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Will we just float around on a cloud when we get to heaven, and be kind of like ghosts or something? That doesn’t sound very exciting to me, to be honest.

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DEAR D.MCF.: No, that image you see in cartoons of someone floating around on a cloud and strumming a harp simply isn’t true. Nor is it true that we’ll be purely spiritual creatures in heaven with no physical substance, somewhat like ghosts.

The Bible doesn’t answer all our questions about heaven and what it will be like, but it does tell us two important truths (among others). First, it tells us that we will be given new bodies in heaven - bodies that will be similar to our bodies right now, but without the limitations and diseases that currently plague us. In fact, the Bible says our new bodies will be like the resurrected body of Jesus. The Bible says, “Just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven (Jesus)” (1 Corinthians 15:49).

Second, the Bible tells us that we’ll have work to do in heaven, because we’ll be serving God and doing His will. Unlike here, however, we won’t become weary, nor will we become ill or injured. We won’t be bored in heaven. The Bible says, “No longer will there be any curse … And his servants will serve him” (Revelation 22:3).

Are you certain that you will be going there? Sin cuts us off from God, now and in eternity. But Christ died to take away our sins. Make sure of your salvation by putting your faith and trust in Christ and committing your life to Him without delay.

Write to Billy Graham in care of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C. 28201 or visit the website at billygraham.org

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