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SocioEconomic Classes in Heaven

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. Fool

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    If there is a heaven will there be a one-to-one relationship in a person's socioeconomic status in heaven like there is on Earth?

    Will the rich be given more resources versus their poorer counterparts?

    Or will the poor be given greater socioeconomic status than there rich earthly counterparts?
     
  2. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Well given that heaven is described as an hierarchy and that you can get greater treasure in heaven then somebody else per se, it doesn't take much to conclude what's some people's vision of heaven would be like.
     
  3. osgart

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    To me heaven isn't a place of survival necessity thus there is no lack of supply. People would be content with sufficiency. And givers, and makers would abound. Thus there would be no need for economy nor law. Everyone would be sufficiently content. We would all be learning from each other. There would be no envy, nor jealousy, nor hatred of any kind.

    Heaven is a far cry from what is though.
     
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  4. Deeje

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    If everything is free....there are no rich or poor anyway. Heaven sounds a lot like earth though to many people....that is probably because paradise will be on earth as indicated in Genesis. No one was originally going anywhere except the earth....it was going to be a great place to live forever in peace and harmony with the earth, with its creatures and with each other.....who could ask for more?
     
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  5. osgart

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    Well traveling through infinity would be a dream of mine.
     
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    Imagine unending life with the freedom to explore all that the earth has to offer? No pollution, no poisons in the air, water or food......Imagine studying its creatures and making life-long friendships in a world with no war, no poverty, disease or death. (Revelation 21:2-4) Wouldn't everlasting life in paradise, with meaningful work to do, taking care of our assignment as caretakers and zoo keepers, be heaven on earth?.....I believe it will be the end result of this testing period that is soon to end. It is what God first purposed for humankind and he will take us back there once he has set all the necessary precedents so that the troubles of this life can never happen again. (Isaiah 55:11)

    Its a big universe...who knows what the Creator has in store for us?
     
  7. sun rise

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    Heaven and hell are emotional states that are experienced during past life review between incarnations on Earth.

    So from my perspective, the OP does not make sense.
     
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    Bible tells eternal life is for righteous. I don’t think there will be any socioeconomic problems. But it may be that there are different positions. And I think righteous person understands that they are good and right. Some people are better for some things and it would not be good and right to give same for everyone. Like for example, if Olympic games someone runs faster than others, it would not be right to give same reward for all, even though all didn’t run as fast. I think in righteous world things are just and good are not punished.

    …the righteous into eternal life.
    Mat. 25:46

    Also, it is not probably so materialistic as you seem to think, because:

    for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 14:17

    And those who will be the greatest, are those who serve others:

    For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them. But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad, enlarge the fringes of their garments, and love the place of honor at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called 'Rabbi, Rabbi' by men. But don't you be called 'Rabbi,' for one is your teacher, the Christ, and all of you are brothers. Call no man on the earth your father, for one is your Father, he who is in heaven. Neither be called masters, for one is your master, the Christ. But he who is greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
    Mat. 23:4-12

    It is interesting that it seems that in this world it is often the “poor” who seem to expect that others serve them.
     
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    Yes: "...on earth as in heaven."
     
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    Jesus said money are Caesar's and not God's. Money don't count. So no.
     
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