God does say that every tear will be wiped away...but the Bible does not say we will not remember our life on earth. Perhaps we will see it from God's perspective.
Many people have speculated about our eternity, but I would just be careful not to say what the Bible itself does not say.
Again, we do know we will have joy in God's presence...what is the point of all we go through down here if we simply have our memories wiped clean like a computer with a virus?
Paul talks about a great cloud of witnesses up in heaven...you can almost get the picture we are viewed by those who have gone befoe...I would take that to mean we are
cognizant of our time on earth.
There are a few other references that seem to give the impression that memories are in fact, intact in heaven...prob with a different perspective IMO, but can't say for sure
Some say that these passages tell us that we will not have a memory of our life on Earth:
Isaiah 65:16So that he who blesses himself in the earth
Shall bless himself in the God of truth;
And he who swears in the earth
Shall swear by the God of truth;
Because the former troubles are forgotten,
And because they are hidden from My eyes.
Isaiah 65:17For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Perhaps the only memories that will be cleansed will be the ones that involve sin,pain and sadness:
Revelation 21:4And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Well, I was just answering the op, not actually responding to your post. I'm surprised you thought you had to provide me with scriptures? But, since you did, I believe scripture really does not
indicate we loose our memories. Of course, if you prefer to believe that you do loose your memory (ies), that is not a salvation issue, so no harm done I guess.
Here are some thoughts on the matter. I don't think I'll respond again, because really, this is not a debate after all. Thanks
When we get to heaven, our human nature will be changed. In this life we have an imperfect human nature; a sinful human nature. In the next life, however, we will have a perfect human nature as Christ Jesus has; a sinless human nature.1 It is important to note that Christ Jesus is different from us in that within Him dwells perfect humanity ( a sinless human nature) and Divinity; He is God-man.
As to memories having sin in them; memories are not sin. Sin comes about when one gives into temptation, and given the opportunity, would act upon it.2
Both the righteous and the un-righteous will retain their memories in the next life.
1 ( 1 John 3:2; 1 Corinthians 15:49)
2 (James 1:13-15)
Question: "Will we remember our earthly lives when we are in Heaven?"
Answer:Isaiah 65:17tells us, “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” Some interpretIsaiah 65:17as saying that we will have no memory of our earthly lives in heaven. However, one verse earlier inIsaiah 65:16, the Bible says, “For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes.” It is likely only our “past troubles” that will be forgotten – not all of our memories. Our memories will be cleansed, redeemed, healed, and restored – not erased. There is no reason why we could not possess many memories from our earthly lives. The memories that will be cleansed are the ones that involve sin, pain, and sadness.Revelation 21:4declares, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”