According to 1 John 2:17 "Those doing God's will lives forever" Where would they live? Would they grow old, get sick, etc?

1 John 2:17

New International Version (NIV)

17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.


@RiahLynn, if heaven was where we would live, why wasn't this hope offered to those in the Old testament? There is nothing in the O.T that mentions this hope. The only hope they knew of is found in (Psalms 37:29) "The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it." Which hope was promised to them in the beginning by God.

Titus 1:2

New International Version (NIV)

2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    People who do the will of God, do get sick, grow old and eventually passed away. The reward for doing what God wants us to do in this life he has given us, is eternal life. Heaven, a place where we will finally see our loved ones, and most importantly,God. Heaven is where we will live forever. Don't confuse doing God's will with working your way to heaven. You cannot work your way there by giving to charities and being really kind to that homeless guy on the corner every morning. Those are results of us giving our lives to Christ and completely giving up our old ways of lying, adultery, stealing, lusting and swearing. Salvation is a gift, did you earn your birthday present? No, they gave a gift to you because they love you. Just like God gave his gift of salvation to you and I! It is a marvelous thing. Back to the main point at hand, we will live in heaven forever and in heaven there is not sickness and no death. Everything is perfect because it has not been touched by sin. Make sense?

  • 7 years ago

    God told Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit or they would die, they ate the fruit and died, but those who are born again will never die, our body may fall but our living spirit is eternal. Jesus said 'let the dead bury the dead' He made it clear that we are dead in our sin apart from the Grace of God.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    From my understanding of the bible, I believe it is in 'Heaven', next time please ask in Religion&Spirituality section, where people argue pointless things and insult people to get their point across

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    They were referring to the afterlife.

    Please post your religious questions in R&S please.

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