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Question:
Do you believe in donating ones organs once they are deceased? If a person does donate their organs, will they have them in heaven? For example, if a person donates their eyes – will they be able to see in heaven? I want a really straightforward answer. I am young and don’t understand a lot of what you write.

Answer:

Our fleshly bodies, just like this entire earth and universe, will be destroyed and re-created. We will have what the Bible calls a “glorified” body just like Jesus had when he rose from the dead.

That is why the questions about organ donations, cremation or people who die violent deaths that destroy the body all fall into the same category. What happens to our flesh here in this life is utterly irrelevant to what happens in the next. So cremation is a matter of conviction as it is organ donation. No Christian should spend a second of concern about what happens to the body when it dies on this earth. It is a temporary housing that, thank the Lord, will be completely replaced in the next life.

Given that, I would highly encourage people to donate their organs which could result in blessings that we will never know about until God reveals them to us in heaven. Who knows what life and generations you could have an influence on by improving the quality of life or length of life of another person.

2 Peter 3:10-13 – But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. (NKJV)

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