The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Mansions or shacks?

No hierarchical housing in heaven

I heard that Jesus gets us to heaven but how we live our lives on earth determines our accommodations. Is there any biblical truth to the idea that some will live in shacks while others live in mansions?

We trust the promise of Jesus for life after death. But when we die does the believer's spirit return to God, who gave it, while the physical body returns to the earth (Ecclesiastes 12:7; Philippians 1:21-24)? Or do we sleep in the ground since 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 speaks of "those who sleep in Jesus"?

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