What is Heaven?

Heaven is a place of “no mores.” There will be no more tears, no more pain, and no more sorrow (Revelation 21:4). There will be no more separation because death will be conquered (Revelation 20:6). The best thing about heaven is the presence of our Lord and Savior. We will be face to face with the Lamb of God Who loved us and sacrificed Himself so that we can enjoy His presence for eternity. Jesus not only went before us, entering on our behalf, but He is alive and has a present ministry in heaven, serving as our only Mediator & High Priest in the true tabernacle made by God (Hebrews 6:19-20, 8:1-2).

The Bible gives us wonderful, vivid descriptions of Heaven. From Scripture we know that heaven’s streets are made of gold, and that pain, fear, and sorrow are not present there. But even with all of this detail, we still fall short of understanding “the Big Picture.” That is because it’s difficult for us to grasp the absolute perfection and glory of heaven. All splendor aside, though, what truly makes heaven spectacular is that believers in Jesus Christ will be forever in God’s presence. As the psalmist so poignantly expressed, “You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever” (Psalm 16:11).

While we may not be able to have all of our questions about heaven answered here on Earth, the Bible does answer some of our most probing questions.

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)

 

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Biblical Answers on Heaven

What is Heaven like?
Is Heaven real?
Is Jesus the only way to Heaven?
What will we look like in Heaven?
What does the Bible say about where babies go after death?
What is paradise? Is it different than Heaven?
Will we be able to see and know our friends and family members in Heaven?
Will it be possible for us to sin in Heaven?
Are there different levels of Heaven?
What will we be doing in Heaven?
How can Heaven be perfect if all of our loved ones are not there?
Can people in heaven look down and see us?
Does Satan still have access to Heaven?
What age will everyone be in Heaven?
Will we have physical bodies in Heaven?
Will there be such a thing as gender in Heaven?
Will we remember our earthly lives when we are in Heaven?
Where was Jesus for the three days between His death and resurrection?

  1. Who will enter Heaven? Heaven is a place for those who have been spiritually reborn and received Jesus Christ as Lord (see John 14:1-6, Romans 10:9, John 6:47, 1 John 5:11-15, John 3:3, John 3:36,
    Ephesians 2:8-9).
  2. When does a Christian enter Heaven? When we take our last breath on Earth, we will take our first breath in Heaven (see
    2 Corinthians 4:3-4).
  3. Will we recognize people in Heaven? While our heavenly bodies may resemble our earthly bodies, we will in some ways be like the
    angels (see Matthew 22:23-33).
  4. What will life in Heaven be like? Our lives in heaven will no longer be consumed by the cares of this World, but we will be
    filled with joy being in the presence of our heavenly Father (see Revelation 7:13-17).
  5. Will there be marriage in Heaven? The Bible tells us, “At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage;
    they will be like the angels in heaven” (Matthew 22:30). This was Jesus’ answer in response to a question concerning a woman who had been married multiple times in her life — who would she be married to in heaven (Matthew 22:23-28)? Evidently, there will be no such thing as marriage in heaven. This does not mean that a husband and wife will no longer know each other in heaven. This also does not mean that a husband and wife could not still have a close relationship in heaven. What it does seem to indicate, though, is that a husband and wife will no longer be married in heaven.
 

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