What will be the age of people in heaven?

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By BibleAsk Team


The Bible does not explicitly state the age of people in heaven. However, through careful examination of biblical principles and theological reflections, we can explore various perspectives on the age of individuals in God’s glorious kingdom.

1. Eternal Life in Heaven

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

The concept of eternal life is central to Christian belief, emphasizing the everlasting nature of existence in God’s kingdom for those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. There, believers will experience the fullness of life in the presence of God, free from the limitations of sin, suffering, and death.

Revelation 21:4

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

God’s kingdom is described as a place of complete joy, peace, and restoration, where the effects of sin and death are eradicated. Believers will be liberated from the constraints of earthly existence and will experience the fullness of God’s glory and blessings for all eternity.

2. Transformation and Renewal

1 Corinthians 15:51-52

“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

The apostle Paul speaks of a future transformation that believers will undergo, both those who are alive at the time of Christ’s return and those who have died in faith. This transformation involves being changed into incorruptible, immortal beings, free from the limitations of mortal existence.

Philippians 3:20-21

“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.”

Paul also speaks of the transformation of believers’ bodies to be conformed to the glorious body of Christ. This transformation implies a complete renewal and restoration of our physical bodies to a state of perfection, resembling the glorified body of Jesus after His resurrection.

3. Eternal Youthfulness

While the Bible does not explicitly state the age of individuals in God’s eternal kingdom, some theologians and scholars speculate that believers may experience a state of eternal youthfulness or vitality in their resurrected bodies. This view is based on the concept of transformation and renewal described in Scripture, as well as the imagery of paradise and perfection associated with the eternal kingdom.

Psalm 103:5

“Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

This verse from the Psalms speaks of God renewing the youthfulness of believers, likening it to the strength and vitality of an eagle. While this passage primarily refers to spiritual renewal and restoration, some interpret it as foreshadowing the eternal youthfulness that believers will experience in God’s kingdom.

4. Theological Speculation

The Bible does not tell us anything about people’s age in the future eternal kingdom. Scientifically adults reach their physical peak from their late 20’s to early 30’s.  So, some suggest that the redeemed will be around the age of 30 since this is also the age that Jesus started His ministry on earth. Others say that the age will be 33 since this is the age of Jesus’ Resurrection. It is obvious that babies that died on earth will grow to adulthood in heaven and the old saints will be given youthful bodies. So, eventually everyone would reach the same age.

The apostle John tells us, “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2). This refers to the fulfillment of God’s plan for fallen man—restoration to the divine image. Man was made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), but sin ruined that likeness. It is God’s design to restore that resemblance by giving to man victory over sin and over every weakness (Romans 8:29; Colossians 3:10).

Conclusion: Hope and Assurance in Heaven

In conclusion, while the Bible does not specifically state the age of individuals in God’s glorious kingdom, it offers assurances of eternal life, transformation, and renewal for believers who place their faith in Jesus Christ. God’s kingdom is depicted as a place of complete joy, peace, and perfection, where the effects of sin and death are overcome. Believers can take comfort in the hope of spending eternity in the presence of God, experiencing the fullness of life and blessings that He has prepared for those who love Him. Ultimately, the age of individuals in the eternal kingdom is secondary to the reality of being in communion with God and enjoying fellowship with Him for all eternity.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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