Will There Be Video Games In Heaven?
There are a lot of things that come to people’s minds when they imagine heaven. Some picture ethereal images like angels loafing on clouds, while others are chubby cherubs strumming on harps. Then some imagine heaven entails enjoying what they enjoyed on earth.
If you like video games, you’d probably wonder if you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy them in heaven. Are there video games in heaven? What is in heaven? What will people be doing while in heaven? Stay tuned to learn more about heaven, including whether there will be video games in heaven.
Will There Be Video Games In Heaven?
The Bible is not clear on whether there will be video games in heaven. And although we are speculating, it’s safe to say that there will be video games in heaven.
According to the Bible, there will be play in heaven, though no one knows what kind of play will be there. Isaiah 11:8 and Zechariah 8:5 say:
“The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den.”
“And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.”
The Bible also says everything you desire in heaven will be there for you. So, if you want video games, you may have them in heaven.
Besides, the idea and ingenuity to create video games came from God, not satan. That’s because we are made in God’s image. So, if the concept of video games came from him, most likely, we’ll find it in his dwelling place.
What Is Heaven?
Heaven is a real place where God and his angels live and where the people of God expect to live one day. According to John 14:1-3, Jesus is in heaven preparing a place for us to live. Isaiah 35:5 and Philippians 3:21 say that those saved by God will have new bodies without the curse of sin. There’ll be no blindness, lameness, or deafness in heaven.
In heaven, Jesus will build houses. However, those saved by God will also build their houses and occupy them, plant and eat from vineyards (Isaiah 65:21). Revelation 21:1-4 says that God who is in heaven wants to be your friend, dwell with you there, and wipe away your tears.
Meaning Of Heaven
Here are the three meanings of heaven according to the Bible:
- The word heaven is the same as shamyim and Ouranos in Hebrew, and Greek means God’s dwelling place. The Bible confirms this in Psalm 103:19:
“The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.”
Ezekiel 28:16 also mentions God’s throne to be in connection with the mountain of God.
- Heaven can also mean the universe’s endless stars, planets, and galaxies. The Bible says in Psalm 8:3:
“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained.”
- The Bible also talks about the atmosphere surrounding earth as heaven (s) in Genesis 1:7-8.
Note that it’s crucial to study the Bible’s context to understand which of the three heaven meanings is intended.
What Will Heaven Be Like?
All Things Will Be New
According to Revelation 21:1,2, everything in heaven will be new.
“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”
There’ll Be No Tears/Pain
Again Revelation 21:4 says:
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
There’ll Be Perfect Peace
There will be no sin in heaven, leading to perfect peace. Isaiah 65:25 reads:
“The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust [shall be] the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, says the Lord.”
There’ll be Fruitful Gardens
According to Isaiah 35:1:
“The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.”
There’ll Be Vineyards And Houses
“They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.”
Is Heaven Real?
There have been myths and pictures of heaven as a fanciful place where spirits sit on clouds playing harps or floating in nebula space. However, that’s far from the truth.
In John 14:2, Jesus is building mansions in heaven for anyone who accepts salvation. He’s preparing real buildings with real tangible materials for real people to inhabit them.
Moreover, Jesus told his disciples when he went to heaven in Matthew 26:29:
“but I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
This shows that there’ll be real vineyards producing real grapes in heaven.
What’s more, the Bible refers to heaven as a country in Hebrew 11:16. Before the fall of man and sin came into this world, the world was a physical paradise, with beautiful gardens full of trees, and animals.
Likewise, after Jesus’ resurrection and when sin is removed from the universe, believers will live as God originally intended for humankind – when he created the Garden of Eden. Here people will live in tangible material heaven and not as spirits on clouds.
So, will there be video games in heaven? The exact answer to this question is unknown, as no one has ever been to heaven.
However, it’s safe to assume that there will be video games in heaven. That’s because the Bible teaches us that there will be play in heaven, and people will be granted anything they wish.
Besides, the concept and the ability of humans to create video games came from God, as we’re made in his image. So, most likely, there’ll be video games in his dwelling place.