Belgian Christadelphians

Destination of Righteous

 
THE FUTURE OF THE RIGHTEOUS

If we claim to follow Christ

we should admit that our reward is to be looked for on the earth, not in heaven:

The Psalms:

"But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace." (Psalm 37:11; Matthew 5:5)

Jesus:

"And have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth." (Revelation 5:10)

Daniel:

"The stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth . . . In the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed." (Daniel 2:35,44)

"The greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High." (Daniel 7:27)

The Psalms:

"The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's; but the earth he has given to the children of men. (Psalm 115:16)

John:

"No man has ascended to heaven but he who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven." (John 3:13)

The Bible tells us that the reward is at present reserved in heaven with Christ, to be revealed on earth at his coming:

Peter:

"An inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you . . . salvation ready to be revealed in the last time ... and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 1:4,5,13)

Paul:

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body." (Philippians 3:20,21)

The Bible tells us that the earth, where God placed men in the beginning, is the place where He will receive His blessing.

 






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