How Old Are Children Gonna Be in Heaven?
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All right, here's the next question. How old are children gonna be in heaven? Everybody go, "Hmm, hmm". Well, there are all kinds of different views concerning this question. And there's no absolute answer given in the Scripture. Some believe that when we are in heaven we will all be mature in body and mind and spirit, and the thought is like this. If babies cannot fully enjoy this life, how could we expect them to fully enjoy eternal life with God if they're still babies?
One proponent of this view argues that the book of Revelation describes worship in heaven as it involves everyone who is there. Therefore, whoever is in heaven will be of such an age as to be able to participate in the eternal worship of Almighty God and will have to be old enough to do that.
Alister McGrath says, "As each person reaches their peak of perfection around the age of 30, they will be resurrected as they would have appeared at that time. Even if they had never lived to reach that age, the new Jerusalem will be populated by men and women as they would appear at the age of 30 but with every blemish removed".
Now, for all of you who are 30 today, this has got to be a great... you know? You are at, according to what they say, the peak age. Some have increased the age to 33 since that was the time when Christ was crucified so if you're 33, you're okay. From then on, it's downhill, you know? Others that I have read believe that children will be allowed to grow up in heaven and they support this view this way: if the Millennium is the prelude to heaven, we know something about the Millennium that's true and that is that there are children in the Millennium.
Remember, Isaiah 11: "A little child shall lead them. A nursing child shall play by the cobra's hole, and a weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den". So if the Millennium is part of heaven, then there's some reason to believe that perhaps children will be in heaven and some people believe that children will be in heaven and allowed to grow up until they get to the age of 30 and then they'll be frozen at 30.
Now, wouldn't that be something? That is heaven just to think about that, isn't it? I don't know the answer to that except J. Vernon McGee who was such a quaint teacher once said, "I believe with all my heart that God will raise the little ones such that the mother's arms who have ached for them will have the opportunity of holding them. The father's hand which never held the little hand will be given the privilege. I believe that little ones will grow up in heaven in the care of their earthly parents if they are saved".