You quote the verses always quoted, but none of these say anything about where the reward is.Originally posted by Blowtanks:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> My friend, are we playing let's quiz the Christian?
Jesus will reign with us (on earth) for 1000 years, as the Bible says. Where do you think we might end up after that 1000 years? Are you just throwing out scripture indiscriminately that you find on the web or do you read The Bible?
Heaven is wherever God may be, my friend.
Rev 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
Rev 5:10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth."
The Bible says, and I repete, Heaven is not the reward of the saved. The earth is. I have quoted scripture from the Old Testament and the New.
It's in Heaven with Christ. That's why Christ will return with it for you.Where is our citizenship?
Why do you think Christ is returning?But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ
The quick answer is: Rev 11:15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" After the 1,000 reign of Christ on earth, the Father will be here on earth in the New Jerusalem.
Rev 21:1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.
Rev 21:2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
The citizenship of which he speaks is in "The Kingdom of God"
Yes I do study. And it should be clear that there is a problem with the thought of going to Heaven and all the verses in the Bible that say the earth is the reward of the saved. I didn't write them. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You explained the common protestant doctrine, that heaven for believers is the new earth. This is common doctrine for most baptist, methodist, non denom, penta's, etc.....Didn't read all the posting you had on it, just saying that's what most accept as eternal home.