Before sin entered humanity, Adam and Eve were described as being naked, having no shame (Genesis 2:25). Following their sin, Genesis 3:7 shares, "Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths." Because sin will not exist in heaven, some have wondered if people will be naked in heaven. What does the Bible say?
A look at examples in Scripture indicate people will have some kind of clothing in heaven. First, angels who appear to humans are always clothed in the Bible (such as the angel in Matthew 28:3).
The resurrected Jesus was clothed. While one could argue that Jesus was on earth rather than in heaven at that point, it is clear He was clothed and ascended into heaven still wearing clothing (Acts 1). It is unlikely this changed after He entered heaven.
Those described in the Bible as being in heaven are clothed. For example, Revelation 4:4 notes the 24 elders at the throne of God wearing white clothing. The martyrs in heaven in Revelation 6:11 are given clothing in heaven: "Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer." The great multitude from every nation who will worship Jesus in heaven are described as clothed: "a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands" (Revelation 7:9).
Those in the new heaven, new earth, and new heavenly city at the end of time with the Lord are described as clothed: "Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates" (Revelation 22:14).
Believers in Revelation 3:5 are described as wearing clothing in heaven: "The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life."
Every indication of people in heaven is that they will be wearing heavenly clothing appropriate for service to God and in worshiping Him. To suggest otherwise contrasts all of the above passages that indicate every person will be clothed in eternity with the Lord or must attempt to allegorize these passages to mean something else. It appears clear that the Bible describes heaven as a place where believers have a new existence, new body, and new clothing perfectly suited for eternity with the Lord.
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