Home of the Redeemed

Seventh-day Adventists believe that the redeemed will be transported to heaven—the “Father’s house”—at the Second Advent ( John 14:1–3 ; 1 Thess. 4:13–18 ; cf . Heb. 11:16 ), where they will live for a thousand years. At the close of the thousand years the redeemed will return to this earth, which will be renovated after the destruction of sin and sinners ( see Hell ; Millennium ) and become the eternal abode of the redeemed. SDA s believe that, in a large part, conditions in the new earth will be as they would have been on earth had sin never entered. They therefore look forward to living on this planet with resurrected glorified bodies resembling the ones that Adam and Eve possessed before they sinned, and to carrying on pursuits such as humanity would have engaged in had s...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.