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Missionalia

versão On-line ISSN 2312-878X
versão impressa ISSN 0256-9507

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VERSTER, Pieter. Abode in heaven: Paul and life after death in 2 Corinthians 5:1-10. Missionalia (Online) [online]. 2016, vol.44, n.1, pp.19-33. ISSN 2312-878X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7832/44-1-78.

In 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Paul uses different methods to explain his view on life after death. He uses the metaphors of a tent, a building, clothing and being at home with God. It is clear that Paul accepted that the future with God is certain and that he will receive a building from God in heaven even though he may die. There is life with God even before the final resurrection. A life of bliss is assured for those who believe in God. This has implications for missions, namely that the future with God is ascertained.

Palavras-chave : Metaphors; Future with God; Tent; Building from God; Paul's theology; Intermediate state; Missiological implications.

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