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What And Where is “Heaven”?

Christians who believe they will spend an eternity in "heaven", seem to have little or no idea where this heaven is, what it will look like, or what they will do there

Carol Brooks
Edited by Vicki Narlee

"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." [Matthew 3:2 NASB]

Also See The Message of the Bible   and The Warning of The Bible
Far from being outdated, out of touch, and largely irrelevant to modern society, the Kingdom of God Jesus was sent to earth to proclaim (No, His main message wasn’t about ‘love’) is exactly the utopian world most men and women can only dream of, not some pie-in-the-sky ethereal place the other side of Pluto where everyone exists in a state of disembodied blessedness. However, there is also a warning. The Bible very clearly tells us that we all have a choice to make in this life - the most important decision we will ever make. And, if the Bible is indeed the word of God, as it claims to be, and Jesus is the Son of God as He said He was, the consequences for the individual who chooses to ignore the ample evidence, or counter it with clever arguments, will be fatal.


 Defining "Heaven" (Part I)
Varied Beliefs
"Heaven" That Ethereal Place In Christian Thought.
The Word "Heaven" in The Bible

Jesus' Core Message... The Kingdom of Heaven/God
"Heaven" vs. The "Kingdom of Heaven"

Summary and Conclusion


 The Location and Nature of Heaven (Part II)
The Promises (Location)
A Tangible Place
The Kingdom of God in Jewish Thought
God's Three Interconnected And Inseparable Promises to Abraham
Abraham's Descendants
A "Type", or Literal Fulfillment?
The "Land"
A Real City Spoken of in The Book of Hebrews

The Prophecies (Nature)
The Prophets "Saw" The Coming Kingdom
A Summary of The Location and Nature of Heaven
How Did The Promise Of Earthly Land Become A Promise of an Unearthly Heaven?


  Jesus' Second Coming and The Resurrection of The Body (Part III)
Christ Returns With Those Who Have Fallen Asleep In Jesus
Those Who Are Alive Will "Meet" Him In The Air


A New Heaven and A New Earth (Part IV)
Will The Earth Be Destroyed?
The New Jerusalem Comes Down From Heaven
Heaven and Earth Become One ...
... In the Coming Kingdom of God


No More Sea? (Part IV B)
Many people understand John's words "there is no longer any sea", in Revelation 21:1, to mean that there will no longer be any oceans in the new earth. But is this true?


What The Bible Says About The Resurrected Body (Part V)
Based on what the Scriptures do say, it is possible to make some reasonable assumptions


Will There Be Time and Space In The New Earth? (Part VI)
There is much Biblical evidence for the existence of time both in the current Heaven (where God now dwells), and in the new earth to come.


The Bema Seat of Christ and Rewards in Heaven (Part VII)
The Bema Seat
What is The Bema Seat?
The Bema Seat and The Christian
The Purpose of Christ's Bema Seat

Rewards Vs. Salvation
Are Matthew 16:27 and Matthew 20:1-16 Contradictory?
The Nature of The Rewards
Isn't it Presumptuous to Expect Rewards From God?
Losing Rewards
Redeeming The Time


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