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What is Heaven like?

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    If you believe there is a Heaven, what is it like?

    Do you have an idea of what it looks like, where is it?  What are we like? How does it function?

    Just curious what your vision is, if there is a Heaven.

    Thank You

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We (all those who make it to Heaven) will have a "new" body, a spiritual body.

      Revelation tells us Heaven is a city of "pure gold, like unto clear glass", (Rev. 21: 18), the wall is jasper, the foundations of the wall are garnished with many precious stones, the twelve gates are pearls, the street is pure gold;  the LOrd God and the Lamb are the temple of it;

      it has no need of the sun or the moon, for the glory of God lightens it,  and the Lamb (Jesus) is the light; the gates are open 24/7;  there is no night there; nothing and nobody that defiles or works abomination or makes a lie will enter there.



      Rev. 21: 4 says God will wipe away all tears from our eyes, there will be no more death, sorrow, nor crying, nor pain.  Rev. 22: 3 says there shall be no more curse,  and we will serve God/the Lamb;  we shall see His face, and His name will be in our foreheads.

      There is more.  You should read Revelation if you haven't already!


      Whether this is interpreted literally or Spiritually or both, this is an awesome picture that the Bible paints for us to look forward to!

      1. nightwork4 profile image60
        nightwork4posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        so what you are saying is that heaven is the perfect place for someone who craves wealth or at least the things that go with it. gold, gems, pearls etc. ok if you say so.

    2. Dave Barnett profile image60
      Dave Barnettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Heaven like hell really depends on your perspective. On the first page of the Bible when God creates everything, there is no mention of a creation called"Hell", Second, when God was done, he stepped back and said that all he had created was good. Third, in looking at the text shows that the firmament of heaven is that which starts where the surface of the earth ends, so we walk UPON the earth, but we are walking THROUGH heaven. Both are what we have made of them.

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you smile

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        EnglishMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I felt the need to comment. It's so rare when somebody gets it right, Dave.

    3. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Heaven is a dimension of the Light,supremely intelligent,encompassing all ,with no beginning and no end and time doesn't exist.This Light which is our home, source , god is pure love,something one cannot compare with anything on earth,supreme bliss.
      You are One,The Light.

      "When do I see,meet God?
      Whenever you really decide to ,
      When you want nothing."

      As  one has desires he or she will materialize to fulfill it.I like the Shaman term we co-create.
      Thoughts are the foundations of our universe,they materialize.

      One need to meditate and in meditation give up, let god and die.

      "Focus between your eyebrows with intense concentration,
      Then will come a deadly confrontation."

      Dont worry One cannot die. smile

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        cool. Thanks

    4. Dave Barnett profile image60
      Dave Barnettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, if some one would pick up the trash and get rid of the rest of the crap we don't need, it kinda looks like here, instead we'd rather it looks like HELL

    5. Sassypoetic profile image61
      Sassypoeticposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The Bible clearly states.. Their is going to be a beautiful paradise right here on earth... Just as he intended for Adam and Eve to live happy in perfect bodies before they sinned against God... God promises a new earth and new heaven.. Which is not far off... We are living in the very last days.. God made us to live on earth forever... I have no desire to go to Heaven if I can live on earth forever and be perfect.. With no sickness, dying, criying, killing, welcoming our love ones back from the dead... turning young.. Of course some people will go to heaven.. 144.000 who have been bought from earth to be associate kings and priests..

      Revelation 5:9,10; 14:... They will help God's son Jesus rule in heaven over the earth... Acts 1:6 11; Luke 19:11, 12, 15,... Only spirit persons are in the heavens.... I look forward to living on earth in a perfect world that is sure to come..

    6. britneydavidson profile image60
      britneydavidsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      everyone says as per there thinking and what they have read --but real heaven no one can define for that God has to come here and tell us--hahaha!!!

      1. mohitmisra profile image61
        mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        All spiritual books define heaven as a divine Light or God,a place of absolute bliss.

        1. britneydavidson profile image60
          britneydavidsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          but i cant trust on this spiritual books

          1. mohitmisra profile image61
            mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Christianity -calls it the Light.
            Islam- Nur-divine light.
            Hinduism-Brahamajyoti
            -Brahma=god=jyoti=Light.  smile

            1. Rishy Rich profile image80
              Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Actually Islam tells a lot more than that...Its a place where each man gets seventy beautiful virgins. Their virginity is restored after each sexual intercourse which means they are virgin for eternity. Thats not all, its said that light will reflect from their teeth & wine will pour from their vagina neutral I always felt that a psychotic pervert wrote it! Other than that, The islamic heaven also talks about wine, palaces, gardens.

              On the contrary, Buddhism doesnt talk about any physical heaven neither mentioned any place like heaven. It only talked about a state which could be compared to heaven but it souldnt be

              1. mohitmisra profile image61
                mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Its metaphorical and is not to be taken literally.

                The state of Buddha hood is heaven,there is no difference. smile
                Buddha gained enlightenment or nirvana,enlightenment is one who has become the light,god,heaven.,home,source. smile

                1. Rishy Rich profile image80
                  Rishy Richposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Not exactly...Buddha actually made fun of Gods. Its a mistake that most people do by taking Nirvana & God as the same thing. Buddha felt that like Humans, Gods are also a higher entity bound in the Maya of this world & needs to attain Nirvana too. Nirvana can be compared with nonexistence not light. It has never been compared to light or any source, thats misinterpretation. But to understand nirvana you have to learn the positive & important side of nonexistence first which Buddha tried to portrayed already. State of Buddha hood is to get free from this world, from every type of world including heaven & to achieve nonexistence, its completely different than heaven smile

                  1. mohitmisra profile image61
                    mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    This is Hindu philosophy three stages man then god-man and then god.

                    Nirvana can be compared with nonexistence not light- he was an enlightened one .Heaven r god is the Light its reality and not a misinterpretation.
                    Call it the void,the state of Buddha hood is to be one with the Light or heaven,enlightenment.

        2. britneydavidson profile image60
          britneydavidsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          as there are lot of spiritual books available in market with different - different views/

          1. mohitmisra profile image61
            mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes but this dimension of god o the light or heaven is the same..

    7. Freeway Flyer profile image83
      Freeway Flyerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If it exists, it is probably relative. My perfect place, after all, may differ from someone else

    8. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, there will be no judgements or dicrimination, and atheists and the religious will stop arguing. The big G will say, "Who dared to suggest they could speak on my behalf?" Still, I wouldn't know, I'm an atheist. lol

    9. Ericdierker profile image82
      Ericdierkerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I went out three times. A ski accident, a horse incident and Chemotherapy. Heaven is not a place. It is a space I want to go to. But I must be bad for I keep getting sent back. Forget scripture, forget hell versus heaven. Heaven is when we let go and stop struggling. There is a peace that is good. Now my momma did not have it so well --- she fought like hell to stay alive, ,,, Well that looked like hell.
      Heaven is a space that is rest. I just love my life and living. I do not want to leave. But I know what is on the other side for I have seen it. It is waiting for your.

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    it's right here...all around us

    http://www.austinlehman.com/filebin/images/tripPhotos/Banff_primary.jpg

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      EnglishMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      SomewayOuttaHere has also nailed it.

      1. prey profile image79
        preyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        so very true
        big_smile

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    china manposted 6 years ago

    If it existed as the religious fanatics would have us believe that the rest of us are not going to - it would be full of them and more appropriately called a mental asylum.

    1. Dave Barnett profile image60
      Dave Barnettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I've found that judgement runs thick in the church, and most of them aren't going where they think they are. The bible says that. SURPRISE!!! And I fall under the heading of Radical God

      1. keysrus profile image61
        keysrusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The world as we know it is coming to an end. I should be dead for all my sin of this earth. I remember you and a blond 335. Soon the world will change and I write about what the Bible says. His ways are not of ours and ours are not of His! Look closely to the world being shaken to its very core. May we live in interesting times is curse but God can and will make right on it all. Dave we go back a long way, and I agree that denomination pushes us away. I just keep reading the manual to life. The Bible. Take care and heaven is beyond any mans imagination....says so in the good book. I am truly blessed by God, and we did not get this far for nothing. Mike

        1. A Troubled Man profile image59
          A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Seems more of a doomsday manual.

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for your views so far, I am trying to write a hub touching on this topic, and you all are helping a lot.
    big_smile

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      exorterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      if you check the real meanings of the greek words that describe heaven,
      there is no street of gold, there is a large area of gold, the throne would be in the middle of that, the twelve gates are around the large golden area

  5. goldenpath profile image81
    goldenpathposted 6 years ago

    The idea of "heaven" being single and all-encompassed into one place defeats the reasoning of agency and individuality.  Each of us is different with different motives.  Two righteous individuals cannot have exactly the same intents in their actions.  However, will one of the righteous individuals be denied the Kingdom of God over the other righteous one?  NO!  There are varying degrees of heaven.  A glory compared to the brightness of the stars.  Another glory compared to that of the moon.  Yet another compared to that of the sun.  Each of these contain happiness beyond what we experience here.  We are to strive for the top though.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "varying degrees of heaven"...?

      Drat it, goldenpath, this isn't the right thread to debate that; otherwise, I'd tell you how wrong you are! LOL

      (sigh) maybe another time another place.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image89
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Then Brenda, how do you explain this:

        2 Corinthians 12:2
        I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.

        If there is only one heaven, this scripture shouldn't exist.

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    big_smile

  7. Arthur Fontes profile image92
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    I dunno what it looks like but I hope there are not long lines at the bathrooms?

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL  and lots of parks where you can poop anywhere you want and no leashes exist.  And of course a multitude of never ending bones

      Thanks A

      lol

      1. Dave Barnett profile image60
        Dave Barnettposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why do you want to poop anywhere?

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          kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          cause he's a dog.

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    Precious Williamsposted 6 years ago

    Many years ago, I was a nurse and saw people die.  Their spirits left their body and I had a feeling that they were on a journey somewhere, but I didn't know where.  However, I rather think that heaven is what ever people want it to be.  Personally, I don't want it to be anything and I especially don't want anything for eternity!

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    EnglishMposted 6 years ago

    I followed the advice given by Jesus, "Seek and you will find." If you know what I mean, Kimberlyslyrics?

  10. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    What is Heaven like?  I don't know, but I'll be sure to let you know after I get there!  lol

    Seriously though, my idea of Heaven is perfection.  Nothing will be wrong, everything will be as it's supposed to be.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    In heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here, and when we're gone from here, all out friends will be drinking all the beer! smile

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I knew this would come to beer. Many things do. smile

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        but we need peanuts, can't have beer without peanuts lol

    2. nightwork4 profile image60
      nightwork4posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      another reason i don't want to go to heaven . NO BEER , that's just wrong.

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    ~Shakila~posted 6 years ago

    u cannot imagine how heaven is like...its beyond ur imaginations....in islam religion, God told tat no one can ever imagine how heaven is like....and u can ask anything or watever tat u wish for wen ur in heaven n u will get it n yea even BEER haha n even God told tat any questions about religious u can find it in the holy Quran book but tat in islam

    1. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      God told tat no one can ever imagine how heaven is like.

      This is where the question arises was Muhammad enlightened or did he get all his knowledge from an angel?

      If he was not enlightened then he didn't have direct contact with god or heaven.
      Sometimes I believe he was enlightened and the angel part is not real.

  13. Daniel Carter profile image89
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    I think heaven, like hell, is mostly a state of one's mind. You can be in the most ideal circumstances and still be miserable. It only stands to reason that if there is an after life, that what we have in our minds and souls in this life we will take to the next. How can it all possibly and suddenly be reversed to a heaven or hell?

    I think heaven and hell are with us in this life and the next as a result of what we are, what we think and what we do. This life is a heaven or hell depending on us. And so is the next, if there is one.

    1. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "When we finally come to our senses we never return to this material world,this painful playground we mistakenly call home" Krishna

      Pain is inevitable for all  in this dimension,so this dimension cannot be heaven.
      Sickness,heartache,old age too much pain to be called heaven. smile

      Love can catapult one to great joy,but its nothing compared to God or heaven.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image89
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Then how can one know the surety of a God or heaven?
        It seems to me the best anyone can do is simply hope for it. I don't see much evidence of it, otherwise.

        1. mohitmisra profile image61
          mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It has to be experienced.

        2. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          There is no evidence for it. Not one speck! smile And why would there be?
          God made himself, then became his own son and killed himself?
          Totally ridiculous and insane beliefs from a pile of old stories from the most unreliable source known to man.

          A sky fairy who hates and kills those who don't believe in it?

          Wottalottarot!

  14. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    Most theologians agree that it's A LOT like this...

    http://www.sportingnews.com/images/178392/article.jpeg

  15. Sab Oh profile image59
    Sab Ohposted 6 years ago

    "If you believe there is a Heaven, what is it like?"


    There was this girl from Chicago years ago...

    1. Greek One profile image80
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Julie right??  From the South side??

      1. Sab Oh profile image59
        Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nah, another one

  16. andygrant profile image60
    andygrantposted 6 years ago

    Heaven is like a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains with a lake of hot water in between.

  17. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    What is heaven like? Simply imagine the Earth empty without a single person on it, then see nature in it's full glory of beauty.

    Then you might figure it out. wink

    Otherwise, the "heaven" spoken of in religious scripture is out of context. wink

    1. Sab Oh profile image59
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think that makes sense.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        To you, I believe it. lol

        1. Sab Oh profile image59
          Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          As long as you believe in something...

  18. pisean282311 profile image58
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    where ever children are seen playing..that is heaven..

    1. Sab Oh profile image59
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They'd better keep their damn heaven off my lawn!

      1. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol

  19. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Heaven is even worse than hell.

    Full of religionists! smile

  20. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Sure it doesn't look like this?

    I think you will find it does big_smile
    http://mono.whatevz.net/images/The_Simpsons-Homer_in_Land_of_Chocolate_gNL3wp.gif

  21. starme77 profile image87
    starme77posted 6 years ago

    Its a bar - with out a bunch of weirdos - on the beach with tons of georgous naked dudes runnin around smile

  22. megs78 profile image60
    megs78posted 6 years ago

    I think i've said this before, but I have heard tell that heaven will be like one giant orgasm that never ends...among other things.  Wouldn't that be great?

    But really, I don't even try to imagine what heaven may be, other than that I really, really want to go there someday smile

  23. yellowstone8750 profile image61
    yellowstone8750posted 5 years ago

    keysrus, you did not answer the question.

    1. keysrus profile image61
      keysrusposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is written in the Bible that the Kingdom of Heaven are streets of gold and the gates are indeed pearly. Also it is written if you believe in the good book as I do, that there is no sorrow, just happiness, a glorius light, never darkness. Most of all though it is said that no man of this earth can really understand the reality of Heaven as the Kingdom is beyond any mortal man's understanding. So really until I take the train I will not know. I can only have my faith which upholds me while we shall not know our day nor hour. Faith...the evidence of all things unseen. I hope you are not angry with me at my thoughts.

      1. yellowstone8750 profile image61
        yellowstone8750posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        To each their own. Thanks for the reply.

  24. Zelkiiro profile image85
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    According to the Bible, it's a creepy, creepy place where mindless drones do nothing but gather around the great throne and worship God. Nonstop. Forever.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 3 years ago

    I can tell ya what heaven won't be like.
    It is a real place,  and it won't be a place where someone thinks it's creepy nor boring nor where someone tells ya to forget Scripture,  nor will it be a place where people bump old threads just for the opportunity to diss the Bible and the Maker of Heaven.

 
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