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Hi Mr. Wallen

I'm a born again Christian and would like to know if there's any indication in the Bible; if we will see and be with our family ?

Thank You
GOD bless you
Ray M. :-)

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There are no strong indications of family ties in heaven.  In Mark 12 and Luke 20, Jesus rebuked the Sadducees when they tried to trick him and said that men and women are not given to each other in marriage; they are like angels who do not marry.  We also know that our feelings for family members will remain with us after we die, as seen in the example of Lazarus and the rich man (Luke 16).

We know that those who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior will be in heaven together.  Therefore, if family members are saved, they will be there with us.  However, I think our approach to others will be take a far distant place to the adoration we will give to God and the honor we seek to show to Christ.  Earthly relationships will, therefore, be very minor in comparison.

Hope this helps.

- Roy

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Using the Bible as my primary source and references in support of it, I am willing to answer questions on subjects from the Old and New Testaments. My faith is based on biblical Christianity and fundamental views from the Bible. I cannot answer questions about specific sects or religious organizations nor can I address religions outside biblical Christianity. As a Christian for over 40 years, I have studied many aspects of the Christian faith. My particular interests are in creation and the natural processes of the world around us and how they fit with the biblical record. I believe that all Scripture is inspired by God. I believe that there are no contradictions in the Bible and that the Bible is complete in telling us as individuals how we should relate to God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit; our purpose on earth; and how we should live. Greek lauguage study has helped me gain additional insight into the New Testament but most of my reference work is done in English and, to a lesser degree, German.

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Personal Bible study over the years, lessons delivered in Sunday School settings and messages during organized services, and leading Bible study series have prepared me to be comfortable addressing questions from others.

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Formal study includes Greek language. I am a layman without a theological degree. Training has come from sitting under the ministry of excellent Bible teachers for my entire adult life, personal study, and selected courses. Secular educational background includes an undergraduate engineering degree, graduate work in engineering and business, and advanced courses in business and theology.

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