God's age is not known. The Bible says: "From everlasting to everlasting you are God." And Peter wrote:  "But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day." (2 Peter 3: 8). In heaven time will be no more.

Moses and Elijah appeared in a special moment with Jesus. Peter, James and John were there. God spoke to them from the sky. Both Moses and Elijah had been dead for 1,000 years. Today they would be 3,000 years old.

Wow, that's a lot of birthdays!!! (See Matthew 17: 1-9)

Please note: The disciples knew who Moses and Elijah were. How, I know not but they looked pretty normal, so God's message was the major thought: "This is my Son whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to Him." It is a most interesting time (Jesus' face shone like the sun and the three disciples were terrified.) Coming down from that mountain Jesus said: "Don't tell anyone what you have seen until the Son of Man (Jesus) has been raised from the dead." That's a powerful statement! (Matthew 17:1-9)

Really it does not matter what he looks like. We may not be able to handle it. His purity, love and majesty may frighten us. His voice scared the daylights out of ?The children of Israel? and they begged Moses to let them get away. (Exodus 20:18-21)

To look at him is not permitted. God spoke to Moses face to face because God trusted Moses and at the time God thought it necessary for teaching Israel His laws.

The Disciples asked Jesus the same question as you did. Jesus said: ?If you have seen me you have seen the father.?

Nobody knows. Be assured it is written, Jesus said He would come back - so He will. What Jesus says you can trust? 

At that time everything will be changed. Wickedness will be shown up and punished, all evil will be judged, the earth will be 'cleansed'' (cleaned up) and judgement day will happen too.

There will be a "New heaven and earth" with Jesus reigning as King and God (Revelations 21:1). "I will make all things new."

I am looking forward to that. It may not happen in my lifetime, but it could, today. Evil seems to flourish, wars seem to happen all the time. Also water is short and how do 7 or 8 billion people on earth manage? I find it hard to imagine.

Make sure you are on Jesus team!

Finally, my opinion: "How long will God permit one billion people to be too well fed and fat while 25,000 children die every day from easily preventable sickness and one billion go to bed hungry?"

See Q6 too.

A very pleasant place for His family to live in? (You and me!)

Well, it used to be much more pleasant!

When this writer looks at the rubbish humans leave around, I think we do not deserve this lovely place - because we have made it a rubbish dump. Animals don't foul their own nest, humans do!

It is a great place to grow, play sport, learn to live with one another in harmony and to learn about God.

YES, yes and yes. God's people have been living, loving and dying for 4,000 to 5,000 years.

Jesus said to Nicodemus: "Whoever believes in God shall not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

Eternity (heaven) has no end.

Time as we know it will not exist. Like no Monday, Tuesday, etc. and no months or years to count.

We will have 'spiritual bodies' like Jesus had after he rose from the dead.

I cannot really understand all of that but it is written in the Bible.

Pretty cool Eh?


Q17: Where is heaven?

I don't know. Wherever it is, God is there - that is all I know about that.

I mean, we all look up and point 'up there' because nobody knows much at all.

I do know that our galaxy, The Milky Way is very, very big. To cross it at 150,000 miles an hour would only take 670 million years (Readers Digest World Atlas 1963). Our galaxy has 400,000,000,000 stars in it and our sun is only an average size star. Even that will only last another 2 billion (maybe 60 million) years before it explodes into something else. Phew! And there are many, many other galaxies and all that is true.

Somehow I believe God made it all and Jesus said to his disciples: "I go to prepare a place for you." You can trust what Jesus says (John 14:1-4).

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