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Will we be naked in Heaven?

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Question: "Will we be naked in Heaven?"

Since Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden of Eden before the Fall (Genesis 3), and since there will be no curse in the New Earth (Revelation 22:3), some speculate that, in eternity, we will be naked as well. While there would be nothing wrong with glorified believers in heaven being naked (there will be no lust there), it does not seem to be the case that believers will spend eternity naked.

Angelic beings and those who have been redeemed are described in the Bible as wearing some kind of garments. In Daniel’s vision, the messenger (either an angelic being or a pre-incarnate appearance of Christ) was dressed in linen with a belt of fine gold around his waist. Similarly, the angel guarding Jesus’ tomb is described as wearing garments: “His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow” (Matthew 28:3).

In Revelation 4:4, the twenty-four elders around the throne of God wear white clothing and golden crowns. Revelation 3:5 tells us that those who belong to Christ will be “dressed in white.” In the Bible’s depictions of the residents of heaven, clothing is often mentioned. There is never a hint that anyone there is unclothed.

In heaven, we will not be naked as Adam and Eve were before they sinned. Their nakedness was indicative of their innocence and sinlessness. We have never been in a sinless state, so, when we get to heaven, we are pictured as being covered by the “clothing” provided by the sacrifice of Christ (Revelation 3:18).

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