Can We Sin When We Get To Heaven?

(Can We Sin When We Get To Heaven?) Bible Question.

Question:

“We were discussing, from Jude 6 and 2 Peter 2:4, how angels sinned and were cast out of heaven. If they sinned and were cast out, will it be possible for us to sin and be cast out?”

Answer:

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;” – 2 Peter 2:4 (New American Standard Bible)

And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day,” – Jude 6 (New American Standard Bible)

Jesus stated that hell was prepared for “the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41). As to where these angels were when they sinned, and when hell was prepared for them, we are not told.

The devil is tempting us to sin . . .

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” – 1 Peter 5:8

Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” – Luke 22:31, 32

The apostle Paul exhort wives and husbands to fulfill their marital duties to one another, so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control” (1 Corinthians 7:5b). The devil is constantly busy, so the apostle exhorts us to be diligent, that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes” (2 Corinthians 2:11).

What does all the above mean? It means that the devil will not be in heaven (Revelation 21:27). Thus, there will be no temptation to do wrong. No one who serves the devil will enter into heaven, and no one in heaven will be tempted by the devil. So, there will be no sin there. That is the reason for the promise . . .

Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world . . . These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” – Matthew 25:34, 46

Instead of being tempted by the devil, we will “reign with Christ for ever and ever” (Revelation 22:5). No, there is no way we will be cast out of heaven.

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