Is Eve, our first mother, in Heaven?

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The Bible doesn’t mention that Eve is in heaven. According to the Bible, the only people in heaven are Enoch, Moses, Elijah, and those who were raised to life when Jesus came out of the grave (Matthew 27:52, 53).

People do not go either to heaven or hell at death. They sleep in their graves to await the Resurrection Day (Job 17:13). Even the prophet “David … is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.” “For David is not ascended into the heavens” (Acts 2:29, 34). Jesus Himself taught that death is a state of unconscious sleep (John 11:11-13).

The Bible teaches that after death a person: returns to dust (Psalms 104:29), knows nothing (Ecclesiastes 9:5), possesses no mental powers (Psalms 146:4), has nothing to do with anything on earth (Ecclesiastes 9:6), does not live (2 Kings 20:1), waits in the grave (Job 17:13), and continues not (Job 14:12) until the Resurrection.

The saints will receive their rewards at the second coming of Christ and not at death “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:28,29). There would be no purpose in a resurrection if people were taken to heaven at death. Jesus said, “Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).

The redeemed will be raised, given immortal bodies, and caught up to meet the Lord in the air. “The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, … and the dead in Christ shall rise … and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17). “We shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, … and the dead shall be raised incorruptible. … For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality” (1 Corinthians 15:51-53).

So, Eve and all the dead will be resurrected at the great day of the Lord at the end of time.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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