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    Quote Originally Posted by Thundarstick View Post
    Jesus the Christ said we will be like the angels of God at the resurrection. Figure out what the angels do, and you'll have a pretty good idea of heaven.
    Yeah, I've gone over that but I don't know what it means for us to be "like angels." I'm certain we won't be identical with them after the resurrection so I have wondered, in what ways and which spiritual and physical characteristics will we be like and different from the angels"?

    If we are resurrected as angels we wouldn't be ourselves, scars and all, therefore we wouldn't really be resurrected like Jesus at all and that can't be true. Angels are spiritual beings, they don't appear to have physical bodies; we will. Angels don't appear to have parents, friends and others they will seek in heaven; we will. God made man "in his own image" - clearly very different from angels - in order to have a special relationship with us that's presumably much different from his relationship with angels. There are several different types of angels serving different functions and only one type of us. Therefore, I conclude that after the resurrection, however much we will overlap, we simply cannot be "like angels" in detail.

    I have those questions (and others) but I do not have the answers. But I don't think being told we will be "like the angels" tells us much because we obviously won't be fully identical with heaven's angels. ???

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    The Bible gives very little information on angels. I infer that they too were made in the "image of God" as far a intellect will and emotion are concerned. We know that they are held accountable for sinning as man is. However, angels who sinned were not redeemed*.

    When Jesus said we would be like the angels, I take that to only mean that we will not be married in Heaven as the angels are not married in Heaven.

    *Why did God not see fit to redeem angels? No one can say for sure. But I suspect it is because their rebellion was accomplished in the very presence of God. In other words, they had proof every day of God's existence, power and goodness, yet chose to go their own way. Mankind must accept these things about God by faith and because of this we are dealt with differently. You will notice in the Bible that after a major showing of God's power (e.g., leading the Hebrews out of Egypt/the Day of Pentecost) that God's people are held to a much higher standard and evil is swiftly removed.

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    All I know is that when my father died, my first mental vision of him was him wearing some old jeans, rolled up to the knees, a nondescript short sleeve shirt, an old straw hat with the rim bindings partly gone, and some frazzeling around the edges, sitting by the Jordan River, or what I took to be the Jordan. The water was a bit muddy, but that didn't discourage Dad. He had a pole cut from some shrub or tree, about 9' long, some old black fishing line of some type, a hook, and a real cork float about 3 or 4' up from the hook. He was sitting there on the semi-wet bank, just as happy as a field lark in the summer time, contented and anticipating a good fish at any minute. Whether that was just my imagination or some sort of "message from beyond" I cannot say. All I CAN say is that it was a very satisfying image, and would be just like my Dad. And it sure did bring a smile to my face. I could never worry about him ever again. I know he's in Heaven with the Lord, and that they've worked out all the little details and fine points between them to both's perfect satisfaction. What those details are, I won't know until I get there, and thus, am ready to receive that kind of information. Speculation occupies too much time that we could spend on fruitful study and consideration, and self-analysis. That is all that I'm certain of.

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    There better be fishing. Along with hunting. And my beloved dog will be there. And my Marlin 39's.

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    I always imagined hunting and fishing in heaven as a mutual agreement between “hunter” and “pray.”We know that there won’t be any death in heaven and that the lion will lay down with the lamb. So to me hunting in heaven has always looked something like paintball and fishing something akin to a very complicated game of tug of war.


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    Food for thought:

    It's interesting that the last time we know the apostles saw the Lord they were fishing in the Galilee when they saw Him cooking a fish dinner for them on shore. He was a resurrected physical man and it makes sense that He ate the fish along with them. To cook fish demands they have been pulled from the water and that suggests He had been "fishing" and that opens the possibility we may go fishing in our resurrected bodies when we want more fish for dinner.

    It's also interesting that so many people are adamant about what we WILL or WON'T do in the heaven on earth, based on nothing but "That's what I've always been told"; that's thin evidence of anything.

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    Yes there is and the waters are pristine and unpolluted unlike everything on the face of the earth today.

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    in heaven there will be no more sin so that means no more death, i would think that would include hunting and fishing. what will we eat? who knows , maybe manna.. remember back in the garden there was no death until the Lord killed the animal to clothe adam and eve because they had their eyes opened after they disobeyed God and sinned against Him and saw that they were naked.

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    Darn, streets of gold and no shopping malls. River but no pole/bait. Might read the descriptions of Heaven in the Scriptures, wall, gates, open areas. Wonder what for? No clocks? In reality, we have NO clue but it will be great. IMHO, if you think you will be bored I suspect you won't be there.
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    Here is probably the most intelligent post on this subject. How would you be bored so much you would have to go fishing to be happy. Doesn't make much sense does it?

    Quote Originally Posted by popper View Post
    Darn, streets of gold and no shopping malls. River but no pole/bait. Might read the descriptions of Heaven in the Scriptures, wall, gates, open areas. Wonder what for? No clocks? In reality, we have NO clue but it will be great. IMHO, if you think you will be bored I suspect you won't be there.
    We Know Mass Cannot Be Weighed But It Has Newtonian Weight And That Is Derived From Kilograms And Kilograms Can Be Converted to Pounds. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed. But How is the kilograms obtained? Can Kilograms Be Weighed? Evidentally Yes It Can. But, Still Mass Cannot Be Weighed So Kilograms Must Not Exist. Funny Isn't It.
    One good thing out of this the next time I'm at the doctors and they want to weigh me I'll tell them mass cannot be weighed.

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    Gotta be. Gotta be all out dogs too.

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