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Sunday, September 22, 2013

If God Intended For us to Live in Heaven And Not on Earth, Why Not Create us There in the First Place?

The Bible DOES show that SOME will be "bought from the earth" (Rev. 14:1-3), but this Scripture plainly shows that this number is limited to ONLY 144,000.

The Bible plainly shows that not all good people go to heaven. Acts 2:34 specifically mentions one good person that did not go to heaven:

"David [whom the Bible refers to as being `a man agreeable to Jehovah's heart'] did not ascend to the heavens."

If God intended for us to live in heaven and not on earth, wouldn't it make sense that He would just create us there to begin with? So why didn't He?

The Bible shows that God's original purpose was for mankind to live on earth (Gen. 2:17) and that the vast majority of mankind have the prospect of being resurrected in the future to life in Paradise on earth:

"But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth, And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." (Ps. 37:11)

Ps. 115:16 says: "The heavens are the Lord's heavens, but the EARTH he has given to human beings." (NRS)

"For thus saith Jehovah that formed the earth and made it, that formed it to be inhabited. " (Isa. 45:18) ASV

Matt. 5:5: "Happy are the mild-tempered ones, since they will inherit the EARTH."

Matt. 6:9, 10: "Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also upon EARTH."

2 Pet. 3:13: "There are new heavens and a new EARTH that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell."

For more, see:

HEAVEN(S) (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)

Heaven (Insight-1 pp. 1059-1065; Watchtower Online Library)

Heaven (Search Results From the Watchtower Online Library)

Myth 3: All Good People Go to Heaven (THE WATCHTOWER 2009-11-01; JW.ORG)

What Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe Regarding Physical And Heavenly Afterlives? The 144,000? (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)


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