W. Austin Gardner
Truths about heaven
1. Heaven is a real, tangible place (John 14).
2. God the Father is there (Matt. 6:9) and Jesus is at His right hand (Rom. 8:34).
3. All believers are there (Heb. 12:23).
4. There will be people in Heaven from every nation.
5. Our names are recorded there (Luke 10:20).
6. We have an inheritance there (1 Pet. 1:3–4).
7. Our citizenship is there (Phil. 3:20).
8. Specific eternal rewards are given there (Matt. 6:19–21).
9. It’s the best of earth, only better (Rev. 22).
10. Sin, death, and sorrow are absent (Rev. 21:4).
11. Adventure, work, discovery, and rulership await us (Rev. 22).
Chip Ingram and Lance Witt, The Real Heaven: What the Bible Actually Says (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2016).