What is Heaven? Why MOST People WANT To Go to Heaven While Some .......WELL.....

Source
The afterlife has been programmed in the mindset & consciousness of humankind from primordial. Even since humans can conceive & perceive, there has been a knowing that there IS a life beyond the temporal/physical one.
The afterlife has been programmed in the mindset & consciousness of humankind from primordial. Even since humans can conceive & perceive, there has been a knowing that there IS a life beyond the temporal/physical one.
With this knowledge that THERE is an afterlife, there was further knowledge of positive & negative afterlife outcomes of certain deeds & actions. Such were incorporated into religious teachings & was even THE BASIS of many such teachings.
With this knowledge that THERE is an afterlife, there was further knowledge of positive & negative afterlife outcomes of certain deeds & actions. Such were incorporated into religious teachings & was even THE BASIS of many such teachings.
To many, there is a place where goodness is rewarded. Some call it Heaven while others have other names for such a place. This place is considered to be the JUST REWARD for a well-lived life. Others view Heaven as THE JACKPOT.
To many, there is a place where goodness is rewarded. Some call it Heaven while others have other names for such a place. This place is considered to be the JUST REWARD for a well-lived life. Others view Heaven as THE JACKPOT.

What is Heaven


The afterlife has been in the human consciousness since primordial times. Humankind has developed a knowing that there is an existence and life beyond the temporal and/or physical life. Humans also believed that there was a reward and/or punishment in the afterflife for actions and deeds done in this life.


This belief in the afterlife is what religions were constructed upon. The main emphasis of many religions, ancient and modern, were based upon the premise of actions equals reactions. If one's deeds were deemed good and he/she led a life of goodness, he/she would receive a good reward in the afterlife. Conversely, if one's deeds were reprehensible and he/she led a less than honorable life, he/she would be punished in the afterlife.


Many religions believed that there was a place where there was ultimate goodness. They viewed that place as symbolic of beauty, peace, and nirvana. They maintain that this place was the place of a benevolent deity and his/her helpmates or angels. There were some religions who viewed such a place as a place of the ultimate beauty and light. While to others, this place was a place of everlasting revelry as a reward for an arduous life. Humankind was taught that this was THE place that all should aspire and want to go after their death.



Heaven or its equivalent was/is thought to be such a place. It is believed that everyone in his/her right mind would want to go to Heaven. To think otherwise, in many people's mind, would be total preposterous. Heaven is seen as the ultimate lottery win because it is believed that Heaven is the quintessential perfect place, it is a place without worry, difficulties, and any type of woes. Furthermore it is a place without any mortal and/or earthly limitations. It is THE ULTIMATE of ultimates.



People have varying viewpoints/perspectives of Heaven. To the more traditional& religous minded, Heaven is a just reward for a moral life.They see Heaven as a place where mortal & earthly concerns are no more.They are w/a benevolent deity.
People have varying viewpoints/perspectives of Heaven. To the more traditional& religous minded, Heaven is a just reward for a moral life.They see Heaven as a place where mortal & earthly concerns are no more.They are w/a benevolent deity.
Others see Heaven as the piece de resistance after living a difficult, even hellish life.They maintain that Heaven makes such a life worth enduring. After all, Heaven is THAT LIGHT  at the end of this LONG, HELLISH tunnel.
Others see Heaven as the piece de resistance after living a difficult, even hellish life.They maintain that Heaven makes such a life worth enduring. After all, Heaven is THAT LIGHT at the end of this LONG, HELLISH tunnel.
There are those who see the PRIMARY, even only purpose of their lives is to get into Heaven.  Some even forgo worldly concerns & pleasures viewing them as unimportant, even evil. Others simply view their lives as ONE, LONG PENANCE.
There are those who see the PRIMARY, even only purpose of their lives is to get into Heaven. Some even forgo worldly concerns & pleasures viewing them as unimportant, even evil. Others simply view their lives as ONE, LONG PENANCE.
Others have a less traditional view of Heaven.They view Heaven as a evolution in spiritual consciousness.To them, Heaven represents the highest attainment of consciousness & being.They see Heaven as  the ULTIMATE positive state of consciousness.
Others have a less traditional view of Heaven.They view Heaven as a evolution in spiritual consciousness.To them, Heaven represents the highest attainment of consciousness & being.They see Heaven as the ULTIMATE positive state of consciousness.
A few view Heaven as the merging of their being into the Godhead or Ultimate Consciousness. They believe that once they reach Heaven, they & the Godhead are ONE.  Some see Heaven as indescribable& unimaginable nirvana &/or bliss beyond compare.
A few view Heaven as the merging of their being into the Godhead or Ultimate Consciousness. They believe that once they reach Heaven, they & the Godhead are ONE. Some see Heaven as indescribable& unimaginable nirvana &/or bliss beyond compare.

Heaven is Viewed..............AS


It is the ultimate desire, hope, and dream of most people that they go to Heaven when they die. However this concept of Heaven is as varied as there are people on this planet. To the more traditional and religiously minded people, Heaven is viewed as a place where one is in the presence of a benevolent deity, His/Her representative, and/or other beneficent entities. It is also seen as a place where earthly and mortal concerns/problems are nonexistent. It is furthermore perceived as a place where there is no more error and sin. In essence, the traditional and religious minded believe that heaven is a reward for leading a very moral life.


There are those who feel that Heaven is a reward for a hellish life on earth. They contend that after a difficult even hellish life, there have got to be some type of unearthly reward and/ or that there has to be something better than their abysmal life. Then there are more extreme people who maintain that the purpose of their lives is to prepare for the time they wll go to heaven. A few even view their lives as a penance. These are the people who forgo worldly pleasures and situations, indicating that such matters are transitory and temporary, even distracting and evil. They maintain that their primary concern is getting into Heaven and nothing else is of significance.


There are some who see Heaven as the highest consciousness. They do not view Heaven in traditional religious terms. To them, it is merely acquiring a higher, more positive level of consciousness. A few assert that Heaven is a state of the highest level of spiritual positivity. They maintain that when one reaches such an exalted state, all negativity and connection to one's baser desires dissolve to be replaced by a the ultimate in spiritual awareness and consciousness.


Others see Heaven as merging with the Godhead or Ultimate Consciousness. They believe that upon physical death, they become reunited with the source of the universe. It is believed to be the absorption of their essence into this Godhead or Ultimate Consciousness. They know that in Heaven, they and the Godhead are ONE. A few view Heaven as evolving spiritually to the ultimate blissful state or absolute nirvana. To them, Heaven is an indescribable and unimaginable state of positivity. In fact, they contend that it is beyond the most superlative level of positivity.

Most people would rather go to Heaven than to go to the alternative place-HELL. Hell fills many people with fear, even intense trepidation. Hell is viewed by many to be quite a FRIGTENING, even TERRIFYING place.
Most people would rather go to Heaven than to go to the alternative place-HELL. Hell fills many people with fear, even intense trepidation. Hell is viewed by many to be quite a FRIGTENING, even TERRIFYING place.
Religious authorities,knowing that people fear Hell, have used fear as a psychological mechanism to manipulate people to conform to THEIR particular belief system.They also used it to sway people from the material/temporal world to the spiritual one.
Religious authorities,knowing that people fear Hell, have used fear as a psychological mechanism to manipulate people to conform to THEIR particular belief system.They also used it to sway people from the material/temporal world to the spiritual one.
As a result of such inculcation, there are those who lead fear-based lives.They feel that they MUST live within certain parameters if they wish to AVOID Hell. Others view the physical/temporal world as a source of neverending temptation, even evil.
As a result of such inculcation, there are those who lead fear-based lives.They feel that they MUST live within certain parameters if they wish to AVOID Hell. Others view the physical/temporal world as a source of neverending temptation, even evil.
To some, Hell is beyond any the state of heinousness &absymalness. It is seen as a place of eternal torment & punishment. It is a place of indescribable & unspeakable agony. It is also a place where malevolent spirits dwell.
To some, Hell is beyond any the state of heinousness &absymalness. It is seen as a place of eternal torment & punishment. It is a place of indescribable & unspeakable agony. It is also a place where malevolent spirits dwell.
To others, Hell is a descension and regression into a lower, more baser form of consciousness. They maintain that the purpose of life is to eventually evolve into a higher state of consciousness for not do so would be utterly futile & a WASTE of life
To others, Hell is a descension and regression into a lower, more baser form of consciousness. They maintain that the purpose of life is to eventually evolve into a higher state of consciousness for not do so would be utterly futile & a WASTE of life
There are those who view Hell is abject & utter negativity. They see it as the ultimate in despair & hopeless from which there is no respite. Yet a few view Hell as the total obliteration of consciousness, completely disappearing into NOTHINGNESS.
There are those who view Hell is abject & utter negativity. They see it as the ultimate in despair & hopeless from which there is no respite. Yet a few view Hell as the total obliteration of consciousness, completely disappearing into NOTHINGNESS.

You Really DON'T Want To GO To THAT OTHER Place-Hell



Most people want to go to Heaven because they do not want to go to Hell. The concept and idea of Hell have been used by religions as a fear tactic for milennia. It has been used by religionists for the purpose of getting people to conform to their idea of a moral life. Hell has been further used to sway people away from the concerns of the physical, material, and temporal world to a world which is spiritual.



There are people who have a morbid fear, even dread of Hell. It is viewed as a place which is beyond heinous and abysmal. It is described as a place of eternal punishment and torture. It is thought to be a place where malevolent spirits dwell. As a result of such inculcation, many people lead a fear-based life, believing that if they deviate from this fear-based paradigm, they will be condemned to Hell.



There are some who have such an extreme phobic, even psychotic apprehension of Hell that they see life in general as a continual, even neverending basis of tempation, evil, even sin to be avoided or at the most merely tolerated if they do not wish to end up in Hell. Such people contend that even the simplest pleasures are sources of sin and ultimately Hell, believing that in order to avoid such, one's life should be based upon denunciation of pleasure and joy. Life, to them, is an exercise as to avoid the physical, material, and/or temporal world unless it is necessary to interact with it. They feel that by shunning this world and becoming unworldly, they will end up in Hell.



Others perceive Hell to be the lowest abject state of consciousness. To them, it symbolizes a regression in one's state of consciousness. They do not fear Hell but contend that the purpose of their lives is to evolve to a higher state of consciousness, not to devolve. They contend that if they do devolve into a lower state of consciousness, their lives would be an utter exercise in futility.



A few see Hell as numbling negativity as the worst, abysmal kind. To them, it represents an unimaginable level and state of negativity which is beyond any type of human description. They perceive it to be an abysmal and bleak hopelessness from which there is no type of respite. They see it as being enveloped in utter and wretched darkness. Still others believe Hell as total obliteration of their being and consciousness, disappearing into nothingness.

There are those who are neutral, even indifferent,regarding the idea & concept of HeavenThey feel that Heaven was a sweet & soothing myth.They equate Heaven to an uplifting storytale ending.They maintain that Heaven is a totally outdated concept.
There are those who are neutral, even indifferent,regarding the idea & concept of HeavenThey feel that Heaven was a sweet & soothing myth.They equate Heaven to an uplifting storytale ending.They maintain that Heaven is a totally outdated concept.
There are those who view Heaven as a ratonalization for more simpler times when people's level of knowledge was not as advanced nor sophisticated as it is presently.  They contend that w/the advancement of knowledge, the belief in Heaven is absurd.
There are those who view Heaven as a ratonalization for more simpler times when people's level of knowledge was not as advanced nor sophisticated as it is presently. They contend that w/the advancement of knowledge, the belief in Heaven is absurd.
Others believe that the energy that people devote to a mythical Heaven would be better focused into creating heaven-like conditions on earth. They maintain that it is a duty, even an obligation to create a better, more humane world for all involved.
Others believe that the energy that people devote to a mythical Heaven would be better focused into creating heaven-like conditions on earth. They maintain that it is a duty, even an obligation to create a better, more humane world for all involved.

Heaven ?


There are people who are neutral, even quite indifferent, regarding the subject of Heaven. They maintain that Heaven is a sweet, soothing myth, nothing more and nothing less. They contend that the concept and belief in Heaven is simply outdated and has no place in the postmodern world. It is their assertion that Heaven was instituted with the purpose of giving people hope at a time and place where there was no hope from a less than ideal existence.


They argue that the idea of Heaven was appropriate in a more, simpler, and prescientific time. They maintain that people believed in Heaven when there were very little scientific explanations for the causes and effects of human life and events in the universe. They further state that Heaven was used as a method of positive reinforcement, even encouragement for the collective human psyche.


However, they assert that with the gradual advancements of technology and science in addition to the improvements in society, the idea of Heaven is best to be discarded as a relic of an earlier era. They indicate that humankind has reached such an advanced state of knowledge that the idea of Heaven would be a contradiction to such knowledge. They further proclaim that it is the duty, even obligatoin of humankind to create heaven-like conditions on earth, not to hold on to the antiquated belief of a mythical Heaven.

There are those to whom the mention of Heaven create quite a strong, even vitriolic reaction. It is their contention that the concept of Heaven is one of the biggest con jobs & pipedreams in human history. They maintain that this has harmed people.
There are those to whom the mention of Heaven create quite a strong, even vitriolic reaction. It is their contention that the concept of Heaven is one of the biggest con jobs & pipedreams in human history. They maintain that this has harmed people.
Others believe that because of this indoctrination regarding Heaven, many people have adhered to religions which have been proven to be damaging, even toxic to them emotionally, mentally, & even psychically.
Others believe that because of this indoctrination regarding Heaven, many people have adhered to religions which have been proven to be damaging, even toxic to them emotionally, mentally, & even psychically.
Some people feel that this brainwashing re: Heaven has resulted in humankind enduring, even accepting less than positive, even horrendous conditions because they will be REWARDED in the end instead of becoming proactive & improving their lives NOW.
Some people feel that this brainwashing re: Heaven has resulted in humankind enduring, even accepting less than positive, even horrendous conditions because they will be REWARDED in the end instead of becoming proactive & improving their lives NOW.
Some feel that the indoctrination regarding Heaven has caused a severe disconnect in many people. They dismiss, even avoid this world, seeing it as evil while viewing the spiritual world as good.
Some feel that the indoctrination regarding Heaven has caused a severe disconnect in many people. They dismiss, even avoid this world, seeing it as evil while viewing the spiritual world as good.
Some feel that many people use Heaven to escape from an imperfect world. Such people are unable to cope w/the demands & problems of this world, seeing Heaven as a world where everything is BEAUTIFUL & FINE.
Some feel that many people use Heaven to escape from an imperfect world. Such people are unable to cope w/the demands & problems of this world, seeing Heaven as a world where everything is BEAUTIFUL & FINE.
There are those who find the idea of HEAVEN quite unsettling. They see Heaven as a bland, even sterile place. In their view,spending an eternity in such a place is akin to being in Hell.They see spending an eternity in Heaven as very anticlimactic.
There are those who find the idea of HEAVEN quite unsettling. They see Heaven as a bland, even sterile place. In their view,spending an eternity in such a place is akin to being in Hell.They see spending an eternity in Heaven as very anticlimactic.
A few insist that people believe in Heaven because they cannot face the fact that death is THE END where there is a cessation of all aspects of consciousness. They maintain that people want to live FOREVER & Heaven guarantees that.
A few insist that people believe in Heaven because they cannot face the fact that death is THE END where there is a cessation of all aspects of consciousness. They maintain that people want to live FOREVER & Heaven guarantees that.

Heaven as ...........the ULTIMATE Con Job and Pipedream


Some people have a vitriolic reaction to the mention of Heaven. To them, the concept of Heaven is one of the greatest con jobs in the history of humankind. They maintain that because of this concept, many people believed in religions which proved detrimental, even toxic, to them emotionally, mentally, and psychologically, even psychically. They further assert that because of this idea, people subverted their joy of living, fearing that if they enjoy life in its many aspects, they would forfeit Heaven.


They further insist that religions have used this idea to create a pipedream, stating that there is a life much better than this one so do not concentrate on the latter. They assert that this ideology resulted in people accepting and enduring less than positive, even hellish conditions and situations with the belief that there is something infintely better instead of improving their present circumstances and conditions. They maintain that the concept of Heaven has created a schizophrenic disconnect in the human mindset, psyche, and consciousness, causing people to avoid and dismiss the conditions of this world in favor of a more spiritual world.


There are some who staunchly proclaim that Heaven is a juvenile and unrealistic concept which is the province in the more infantile inclined person. They indicate that such people use Heaven as an escape mechanism from a world that the latter believe is harsh and unrelenting. They further assert that to such people, Heaven is the perfect world where everything and everyone is fine and harmonious. To them, such people do not have the mechanism to interface with this world which they deem to be quite problematic so rather than to face their problems, they escape into a utopic world called Heaven.


Others find the idea of spending an eternity in Heaven to be unsettling. They maintain that Heaven as it is presented is a sterile, bland world. To them, to spend an eternity in Heaven is equivalent to most people spending an eternity in Hell. They see Heaven as an anticlimactic conclusion to their lives.


A few people dismiss the idea of Heaven entirely. They assert that there is no Heaven at all. To believe that is childishness at its zenith. In addition to that, such a concept has no basis in logic. They maintain that the physical/temporal world is all there is and after one dies, all aspects of existence is finished. They explain that people insist on believing in the concept of Heaven because they want to live forever, refusing to believe that death is indeed the ultimate end. They add that the belief in Heaven persist because people have a fear of death and refusing to believe that THIS life is IT.

There are many reasons why people want to go to Heaven after they die. Some want to be w/God. Others don't want to go to Hell. A few find Heaven to be quite unsettling. Each person has HIS/HER reason for wanting to go to Heaven.
There are many reasons why people want to go to Heaven after they die. Some want to be w/God. Others don't want to go to Hell. A few find Heaven to be quite unsettling. Each person has HIS/HER reason for wanting to go to Heaven.

Conclusion

Most people want to go to Heaven because it is believed to be place of eternal happiness and peace. It is also a place where one is united with God or a benevolent deity. There are others who see Heaven as a reward for an arduous, if difficult, life. Heaven is also seen by many to be a viable alternative to Hell, a place of utter and abject negativity.

However, the idea and concept of Heaven has its distractors. There are those who insist that Heaven is a mythological concept which is out of place in this postmodern world. They also maintain that Heaven was used as psychological reinforcement to give hope and strength to people. They believe that the effort devoted to believing in a mythological Heaven would be better utilized to create a better environment on earth. Others see Heaven as the ultimate con job, brainwashing people to believe in things which are detrimental to their human development and progress. Still some view Heaven as an escape mechanism to avoid facing problems in the real world. Heaven is really what the individual believe it is.


© 2014 Grace Marguerite Williams

More by this Author


Comments 26 comments

tsadjatko profile image

tsadjatko 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

So your final conclusion is "Heaven is really what the individual believe it is." ?

What heaven really is is specifically explained in the Bible, as is hell They are both real places and have nothing to do with what an individual believes they are and when you die, and everyone will, you will know this is true. Nothing exists because you believe it does.

To say "Heaven is really what the individual believe it is." is no different than saying the sun or the moon is whatever you believe it is. This is ludicrous.

So if the Bible explains a heaven there must be a hell because Jesus himself spoke of it more often than anywhere else in the Bible.

http://www.leaderu.com/orgs/probe/docs/heaven.html

http://www.av1611.org/hell.html


Kiss andTales profile image

Kiss andTales 2 years ago

I love this question gmWilliams! Because so many people have been so confused about heaven! And many times it all about tradition or what we pass down to our children.

But the truth is available .

I will answer with questions to think about first.

All people born through the human family are born of flesh and blood.

Flesh and blood can only live on this planet and environment

King James Version Ps 115:16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

Reference Bible Ps 37:29 The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.

King James Version Isa 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

So the heavens belong to the Heavenly Father.

Where are people who have died?

The scriptures simply tell us at.

Reference Bible Joh 5:28 Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice

Reference Bible Joh 5:29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

Family and friends are still in tombs waiting for the voice of the Heavenly Father and Jesus to awaken them from this deep sleep.

Yes their DNA will be awaken ! They will return to the earth .

But after the earth is cleaned and homes have been built to welcome them back

Reference Bible Isa 65:21 And they will certainly build houses and have occupancy; and they will certainly plant vineyards and eat [their] fruitage.

Isa 65:22 They will not build and someone else have occupancy; they will not plant and someone else do the eating. For like the days of a tree will the days of my people be; and the work of their own hands my chosen ones will use to the full.

People do not live long a trees today,

We have hubs about how long trees can live ! More then 600 hundred or more years.

That is how we know good things ahead ! But accurate knowledge is the only way to the door.


someonewhoknows profile image

someonewhoknows 2 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

Right now Heaven can wait! What I don't know may hurt me. Then again what I do know may hurt me too!


gmwilliams profile image

gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you all for responding, it is greatly appreciated in kind. It is so good to get a discussion starting!


choosetolive profile image

choosetolive 2 years ago from London, Canada

Awesome hub ! Beautifully explained.


gmwilliams profile image

gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

@choosetolive,Thank you so much for your response. It is greatly appreciated in kind.


Janice Horner 2 years ago

I found you article interesting. Death is something most of us think about and wonder if there really is a place called Heaven and a place called Hell. In my eyes I see death as walking from one room to another! That's the way I like to perceive it! None of us will ever know until the day ... comes!

Very informative read!


gmwilliams profile image

gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Janice, thank you for stopping by and adding to the discussion.


Phyllis Doyle profile image

Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Wow - there are so many different thoughts about Heaven and Hell and how those thoughts/beliefs have such an effect on their life. I know there are many different thoughts on Heaven and Hell, but, have not seen it all pulled together in comparison like this. Very well done and very interesting hub, GM. I enjoyed reading it.


gmwilliams profile image

gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

@Phyllis, thank you so much for stopping by and for your quite eloquent response, it is greatly appreciated.


Frank Atanacio profile image

Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

gmwilliams this hub was strong and down-right final.. if you have to ask the question..what is heaven... voted up and awesome


gmwilliams profile image

gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Frank, thank you for your eloquent comment, it is greatly appreciated in kind.


gmwilliams profile image

gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Frank, thank you for your eloquent comment, it is greatly appreciated in kind.


Jackie Lynnley profile image

Jackie Lynnley 23 months ago from The Beautiful South

Well I do not want to go to hell but I really look forward to heaven. I don't believe it is too far off either.

My bathroom question was removed by Hubpages; can you believe it? Thing sure get sensitive around this place anymore! lol


gmwilliams profile image

gmwilliams 23 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you for responding to the hub. It is a shame that your question was removed. There was nothing wrong with your question at all!


Kiss andTales profile image

Kiss andTales 23 months ago

Very interesting many people have been taught that they have a one way trip to heaven if they die. Well let's look at this from a different view .

If I was to tell you ,you have a one way ticket to the Bahama Islands a beautiful paradise site what would you ask first ?

Who Is giving the ticket ,where can I receive the ticket ,and is there any expenses, do I need a passport. Do I need to know the laws and rules and language or customs of where I am going.

Are these valid questions ? sure they are.you are going to travel away .

As this being an example ,heaven is a location ,not on our planet but up into the space over earth ,even further then we can even imagine.

Also that space requires accommodations for breathing ,no human can breath freely in space.

So what does that tell us that no human can live in heaven in a fleshly body.

This is also verified by scriptures .

Reference Bible Ps 115:16 As regards the heavens, to Jehovah the heavens belong, But the earth he has given to the sons of men.

Reference Bible 1Co 15:50 However, this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s kingdom, neither does corruption inherit incorruption.

So flesh and blood can not live in the heavens

But spirit bodies can live there as written.

As an example of that one way ticket ,some one produce the invitation as well in this case of heaven.

Who ?

Reference Bible Lu 22:28 “However, YOU are the ones that have stuck with me in my trials;

Reference Bible Lu 22:29 and I make a covenant with YOU, just as my Father has made a covenant with me, for a kingdom,

Notice a covenant (Contract )only between them as stated to eat with him at his table.

Notice that Judas was not present at this meal . But he did eat the pass over meal and dismissed.

Reference Bible 1Pe 2:9 (But YOU are “a chosen) race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for special possession, that YOU should declare abroad the excellencies” of the one that called YOU out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Notice they were chosen !

Which means we do not chose ourself for a heavenly destination.

But the bible is very clear about all the other good people.

Reference Bible Mt 5:5 “Happy are the mild-tempered ones, since they will inherit the earth.

Reference Bible Ps 37:29 The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.

The earth will be here forever, and so will those who The Heavenly Father judges as righteous according to his standards not ours.

So heaven is by invitation, and earth is also depending on you as being mild tempered, and righteous.


Anna Haven profile image

Anna Haven 23 months ago from Scotland

An interesting hub with many different perspectives explored and explained.


gmwilliams profile image

gmwilliams 23 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York Author

Thank you so much for your commentary, it is greatly appreciated in kind.


Romanian profile image

Romanian 23 months ago from Oradea, Romania

Very interesting article, it's the first time I'm reading about this.


bradmasterOCcal profile image

bradmasterOCcal 23 months ago from Orange County California

Neither Heaven or Hell exists except in the minds of those that created it.

For those that use the bible(s) are proof, the Angels were in Heaven and a third of them chose to leave and go with Lucifer. He is the Angel of darkness and his home is Hell.

How good could heaven be if the Angels who were there in the presence of God left. God in that scenario seems to be no more than a leader with no more powers than the Angels. Lucifer has supposedly battled with God the leader, and has held his own.

Heaven cannot be an extension of the life that you had on Earth, and there is no means to determine how you would get into heaven. Is it pass fail, or do you have to be in the top 0.1 percent of the people? No human has seen heaven or hell and yet they want to go to heaven.

Today we have over seven billion people in the world, and adding those who have died would be possibly hundreds of billions or more. What could possibly be the purpose of that many people. Surely, according to the old Testament the world was already neck deep into evil. That would have been the time to say enough is enough. Especially when we see the same evil behavior among the population that we heard about in the bible.

And why would the biblical enemy of God want to punish those people that followed him rather than God? That would be defeating his battle with God.

This concept of heaven is more like the story of Santa Clause which most of us believed until we grew up and used our intelligence and saw how shaky was the story.

Another thing is what would have happened if Adam and Eve didn't sin and we all stayed in the Garden of Eden? That was the original story, and does that make any sense. Is your idea of that heaven on Earth also heaven. No one sees God, they only hear him. You work and toil in the field to provide for yourself. So an eternity of toil is heaven?


Kiss andTales profile image

Kiss andTales 23 months ago

To BradM everyone is allowed their say or belief. But I find it very strange that people belive things without proof of why they believe what they do. So you want people to take your word just because you say it.

Well if some one told you that some one left a gold nugget under a tree in your back yard,

And because you never seen one , held one, does that make it impossible for a gold nugget to be hidden under a tree? No it doesn't ! So telling people with no valid proof that this is not true is the same. How would we know if there was a real nugget, we would do what we could to find out is this true. Even attempt to dig for it.

People should also dig for this treasure of knowledge ,because it is the door and only door that will keep people living into the future. Heaven exist before our eyes because the planets and sun and moon and other galaxies make a part of the heavens . Is that proof of the heavens ?

Hell has been translated by man to mean a burning fire of punishment.

In Hebrew and Greek the word hell is different which is spelled Sheol hades,and some times pit. They simply mean a grave.

If people were to burn in a fire then there would be no resurrection hope.

Notice what the scripture says .

Reference Bible Joh 5:28 Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice

Reference Bible Joh 5:29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.

All those will come out the good and bad for a new chance at life( called a Judgment )

We have a wonderful hope ahead ! Think if we as humans are not impossible and exist ,what is keeping his power from creating new things

Which is a future for us.


bradmasterOCcal profile image

bradmasterOCcal 23 months ago from Orange County California

Kiss and Tales

You made no comments on the details that I used to make my position.

Your response could have been given without my comment, as it doesn't respond to my comment.

I used the stories from the bible, and they cannot be supported anymore than saying Santa Clause exists.

Answer the questions in my previous comment, but you can't.

I didn't attack any one with my comment, I gave my view along with questions that support it.


Kiss andTales profile image

Kiss andTales 23 months ago

Neither heaven or hell exist except the minds that created it ! is a example of your opinion. There is no hell and definition of the Hebrew and Greek words that originate . The words used was Sheol and hades explain this fact. Satan was throne from heaven based on a war that took place there.

Reference Bible Re 12:9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

There is nothing in that scripture that says he was in hell. But on the earth.

So far as an example of heaven as their spiritual home, there was a time they all as angels spoke in agreement , but there was one who betrayed his father and fellow angels . And he took so many with him.

As an example you have a beautiful family, then one day one if your family members start getting the idea he is better,smarter ,more beautiful ,then the rest of his family.

Did any other family member cause this thinking ,for we all are free moral creations. Not robots. This spirit creator wanted to be worshiped as a god. He has no right because all things made and created is own by our Heavenly Father.

So does that give another family member the right to disrespect a parent because he want to take over the family situations and be look up to.

Dos he or her have a right?

The situation and how it is being handled is in perfect hands. We are imperfect and we can not even judge our situation right on this earth we live now, man has not ,solved crime, hatred, food shortages, wars between or other nations as we speak ,and the many injustices that can end up in death. Yet people want to be in God's business.


Kiss andTales profile image

Kiss andTales 23 months ago

Kiss andTales 15 minutes ago Level 5 Commenter

Neither heaven or hell exist except the minds that created it ! is a example of your opinion. There is no hell and definition of the Hebrew and Greek words that originate . The words used was Sheol and hades explain this fact. Satan was throne from heaven based on a war that took place there.

Reference Bible Re 12:9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

There is nothing in that scripture that says he was in hell. But on the earth.

So far as an example of heaven as their spiritual home, there was a time they all as angels spoke in agreement , but there was one who betrayed his father and fellow angels . And he took so many with him.

As an example you have a beautiful family, then one day one if your family members start getting the idea he is better,smarter ,more beautiful ,then the rest of his family.

Did any other family member cause this thinking ,for we all are free moral creations. Not robots. This spirit creator wanted to be worshiped as a god. He has no right because all things made and created is own by our Heavenly Father.

So does that give another family member the right to disrespect a parent because he want to take over the family situations and be look up to.

Dos he or her have a right?

The situation and how it is being handled is in perfect hands. We are imperfect and we can not even judge our situation right on this earth we live now, man has not ,solved crime, hatred, food shortages, wars between or other nations as we speak ,and the many injustices that can end up in death. Yet people want to be in God's business.


Kiss andTales profile image

Kiss andTales 23 months ago

Kiss andTales 15 minutes ago Level 5 Commenter

Neither heaven or hell exist except the minds that created it ! is a example of your opinion. There is no hell and definition of the Hebrew and Greek words that originate . The words used was Sheol and hades explain this fact. Satan was throne from heaven based on a war that took place there.

Reference Bible Re 12:9 So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him.

There is nothing in that scripture that says he was in hell. But on the earth.

So far as an example of heaven as their spiritual home, there was a time they all as angels spoke in agreement , but there was one who betrayed his father and fellow angels . And he took so many with him.

As an example you have a beautiful family, then one day one if your family members start getting the idea he is better,smarter ,more beautiful ,then the rest of his family.

Did any other family member cause this thinking ,for we all are free moral creations. Not robots. This spirit creator wanted to be worshiped as a god. He has no right because all things made and created is own by our Heavenly Father.

So does that give another family member the right to disrespect a parent because he want to take over the family situations and be look up to.

Dos he or her have a right?

The situation and how it is being handled is in perfect hands. We are imperfect and we can not even judge our situation right on this earth we live now, man has not ,solved crime, hatred, food shortages, wars between or other nations as we speak ,and the many injustices that can end up in death. Yet people want to be in God's business.


Kiss andTales profile image

Kiss andTales 23 months ago

I replied to your commit and my answer is still not posted .

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working