Philippians 3:20

For our citizenship is in heaven; from which also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:
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Basil the Great

AD 379
We drag our body like a shadow along the ground, but we guard our soul as one that shares in the citizenship of heaven.

Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
We know that this is well said, for we ought to live as strangers and expatriates in the world … not using the creation to satisfy our passions but highmindedly and with thanksgiving. .

Hilary of Poitiers

AD 368
If it should be the case that both the blessed and the impious have an end and that end is understood as annihilation, the end makes religion and impiety equal. The common end of both would consist simply in not being. And where is our “hope in heaven” if our end simply makes us nonexistent? If hope is said to be owed to the saints and an end to the impious, even then the end cannot be simply annihilation. For how could it be a punishment of impiety to have no awareness whatever of the punishments that avenge it? Would not one who is annihilated not know the cause of his suffering? Better to distinguish a continuing place reserved for the blessed and another prepared for the wicked.

Polycrates Of Ephesus

AD 196
His other daughter also, who passed her life

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
But as for you, you are a foreigner in this world, a citizen of Jerusalem, the city above. Our citizenship, the apostle says, is in heaven. , or citizenship, is in heaven. , "such also are they that are earthy"-men again, of course; "therefore as is the heavenly "meaning the Man, from heaven, "such are the men also that are heavenly.". of any other than Him to whom the law belonged. "Our conversation "says he, "is in heaven.". From whence also we look for our Saviour Jesus Christ, who shall change our body of humiliation, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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