- Religion and Philosophy
The Existence Of Heaven
Heaven Is Real
The Kingdom Of God
Where Is Heaven?
There are many false beliefs and ideas circulating about heaven by people around the world from all walks of life. Many today, show little or no interest in God and don't give much thought about whether there is life after death until someone they love becomes ill or dies. For now however, we can only imagine.
What’s your attitude? Does it fill you with joy and excitement of an eternal life for you and your loved ones in the Kingdom of God?
Natural Instinct Leads People To God.
God “has set eternity in the hearts of men” so that we would seek Him. (Ecclesiastes 3:11). Heaven was created by God for mankind to live an eternal future after their earthly sourjourn has ended.
Deep inside the heart we know we were created for more than this life has to offer, something more than just the pain and suffering, something more than living a lifetime with family, having lifelong friendships, getting an education and working only to have it all end with death.
WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE?
The Bible gives us some insights of a beauty beyond compare. Heaven exists somewhere in the infinite universe filled with love, beauty and perfection beyond our imagination and where our dreams do come true. This is our destiny of never ending hope that we could never experience here on earth and where we will finally realize our full spiritual potential as individuals.
This is ("My Father's House-"John 14:2-Psalms 33:13)),the dwelling place of our dear Lord, Jesus Christ, our Blessed Virgin Mary, the Saints, the Prophets and all God's children.
"The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose." (Isaiah 35:1) "The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain," says the LORD. (Isaiah 65:25)
On the night before Jesus was crucified He said: "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In my Father's house (Where Christ Ascended) are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am". (John 14:1-3)
How Do We Go To Heaven When The Physical Body Dies?
For those who desire a better world, Heaven is within reach through their prayers, their faith and, through service to humanity.
Your physical body will be resurrected to a new eternal life in God's Heavenly Kingdom and redeemed with spiritual gifts. "They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit".(Isaiah 65:21)
Negative aspects of earthly life will disappear. There will be no sadness or pain. "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. Eternal life, free from sickness and everything harmful with joy and beauty beyond our imagination". (Revelation 21:1)
Eternal Life In God's Heavenly Kingdom Require The Two Great Commandments:
1. The first and greatest commandment:"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."
2. The second Great Commandment: "Love your neighbor as yourself".
All the Laws and the Prophets hang on these Two Commandments. (Matthew 22:37 – 40)
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House of the LORD forever. (NIV)
Whatsoever A Man Soweth, That Shall He Also Reapeth.
Many people live as enemies of God and Jesus Christ. Their minds are only on earthly things and make choices that cause spiritual decline.
Story Of The Blind Man
A blind man was sitting by the wayside with a sign that said, "I'M BLIND PLEASE HELP."
He received very few coins. A lady passing by, glanced at the sign and, after taking a few steps, she returned and re-wrote it without saying a word and went on her way.
People began to donate lots of coins. On her return, the lady who re-wrote the sign stopped to see how the blind man was faring. He asked her, "What did you write on my sign?" She simply said, "I wrote the same but in different words." She had written, "IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY AND I CAN'T SEE IT." Her "vision" changed the blind man's life.
How many people do we pass by every day that are totally blind spiritually and cannot "see" Heaven. When it comes to God they are blind and cannot see their destiny that lays ahead.
Saint Paul urges to listen with your ears to the Voice of God (Ecclesiastes 5:1) and to Jesus our Savior who is knocking on your heart’s door (Revelation 3:20).
Faith, Hope And Love
Faith, Hope And Love
Faith, hope and love give us empathy for others, justice and charity and point us toward meaning and purpose in our lives. They steer us away from wrongs that may harm, shine brightest in tough times helping us to endure all things and, they bring joy and laughter into our world.
These are the important things in life that heal the mind and the heart and, provide inspiration and spiritual renewal. Make things right for yourself by embracing God's Values and encourage others to live in faith, hope and love.
The Bible records history, prophesy, proverbs, parables, narratives, poetry theology and law. The first part of the Bible, the Old Testament, was written before Jesus Christ and tells of God's Message and His promises to mankind. The second part of the Bible, the New Testament, written after Jesus, is sacred to the people of the Christian faith and, reveals His Human and Divine nature.
The Bible can provide the spiritual energy that enriches and heals the mind of the individual who has faith in God.
The Bible, the foundation of Christianity, clearly defines the Kingdom of God and has a lot to say about life after death. It is the source for understanding God and His Creations and, was created as a spiritual road map to reveal God's higher purpose and plan for mankind.
Christianity satisfies the need for meaning and a reason to life based on the Word of God. John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."
God's Laws are given to us in the Bible to provide guidance, knowledge and faith so that we can find real meaning and satisfaction in our lives.
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).
Creation and evolution is an ongoing religious and scientific dispute about the origins of earth, life and the universe.
Can the creation of life and, a life-supporting earth, so finely designed and balanced, happen by chance? And, what about our thoughts, feelings, emotions and dreams! Where did they come from?
If there is no God, then our lives have no destiny. If God exists then, our lives have meaning and purpose with an eternal destiny.
A heathen philosopher once asked a Christian, "Where is God"? The Christian answered, "Let me first ask you: Where is He not?"(Aaron Arrowsmith)
The Bible says, “The heavens . . . cannot contain Him” (1 Kings 8:27)—but He can contain His whole creation in His Hands. He measured the waters in the hollow of His Hand, marked off the Heavens, held the dust of the earth in a basket, and weighed the mountains on scales (Isaiah 40:12).
*When I see all the glories of the cosmos, I can’t help but believe that there is a Divine Hand behind it all.(Albert Einstein)
*All things visible and invisible were created (Colossians 1:15–16).
*There are over 100,000 galaxies in our universe and 300 billion stars with.multiple planets.
*Gravity is an invisible force. Air, micro-organisms, radio and television waves are invisible. God is an invisible force and, we cannot see the soul of man. The Kingdom of God is also invisible unless a person has the eyes of faith to see it.
*Our solar system is filled with planets, but only earth can sustain life.
*Earth was designed for life with a purpose.
*Human beings have the capacity to maximize the potential of God's Creation.
*Human creations are not accidental. They are a result of our natural intelligence and capacity to create. God endowed mankind with the power to become a creator himself.
Assumption Of The Virgin Mary
Cross Of Christ
The Existence Of God
God revealed Himself through Creation, through His Word (Holy Bible) and, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
He is the key to everything and our greatest reliable guide in life. He is the reason why the universe and why living things exist, grow, and reproduce.
Throughout history mankind has always had a belief that God exists. Saint Paul says this longing was placed in man by God Himself.
If everything man-made has a creator why would we not think that there is a Creator behind the universe, nature and life?
Look around, above and beyond your world to see how God has demonstrated His existence. When does time, chance, and non-intelligence ever produce such intricate and precise wonders and beauty?
God has made evidence of His existence abundantly obvious in the orderly structure and complexity of life and the systems that support over one million different species of life. The ideal combinations crucial to life on earth can only point to an Intelligent Designer.
The more we discover, the more we realize that many interdependent conditions are needed for the orderly movement of heavenly bodies and, for plant, animal and human life on earth to exist.
The very existence of life seems to suggest that there must be a higher purpose.
God gives love, hope and faith to all who allow Him to minister to their minds and hearts.
He wants a relationship with you, not your religious affiliation so you can enjoy this life in a way that has meaning and purpose.
You need to go beyond wondering to seeking. Seekers find what they're looking for.
Some Of The World's Greatest Scientists Believed In God?
Nicholas Copernicus, Sir Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilee Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, Gregor Mendel, Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, George Washington Carver and, Werner von Braun were just some.
Louis Pasteur (French Chemist and Microbiologist developed-pasteurization)
"The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator."
"Science brings men nearer to God."
"Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness" (1 Peter 3:21–22).
Jesus Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection occurred about two thousand years ago and is recorded in the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and is also documented by Roman, Jewish and Greek historians.
Jesus mentions Heaven about seventy times in the book of Matthew alone. It appears in the first verse of Genesis—“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”—to the last reference found at the end of Revelation—“He showed me the great city . . . descending out of heaven from God” (Revelation 21:10 NKJV). Fifty-four of the sixty- six books in the Bible mention Heaven.
He came to prepare us for our eternal future in God's Heavenly Kingdom through the forgiveness of our sins. His Crucifixion and Resurrection provided our own salvation to everlasting life.
Before Jesus went to heaven he told his disciples: "But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom." (Matthew 26:29)
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians chapter 3, verses 26-28).
His death on the Cross (Isaiah 53) and His Resurrection (Psalm 16:8-10; Luke 24:6, 31, 34) are the two most important events in Christian history.
The Cross of Christ reminds Christians of God's Act of Love and Atonement in Christ's Sacrifice at Golgotha-"the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world.
After 2,000 years Jesus Christ still remains the only constant, durable message of hope the world has ever known.
Lust, pride in possessions, egotism and greed cause havoc in our spiritual development. They reflect selfish values of mankind living outside the Will of God. Worldly possessions are temporary. The world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the Will of God abides forever.
Our earthly life is that we are physical beings living in a physical world.
The body of Jesus after His Resurrection was physical. Jesus said: "Behold My Hands and My Feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have." (Luke 24:39) The Bible says: "For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known." (1 Corinthians 13:12)
Heaven Is Eternal Joy.
The soul departs the body and heads for the Kingdom of God the moment he or she dies.
Because of this fact we will see our loved ones who have already gone there. Their lives are far better than anything you could even imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) ”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).
God Is A Spirit And Heaven Is A Spiritual World.
Far better than any dream you can imagine in which the glory of God's Presence is manifest, and in which dwell the Angels of God and all believers who have departed this world (Heb. 12:22-24).
God said, “My own Hand laid the foundations of the earth, and my Right Hand spread out the heavens” (Isaiah 48:13; 1 Corinthians 2:9).
All human beings arrive in the spiritual world complete with sound mind, intellect and, emotions. They arrive as equals regardless of their religious background, personal beliefs, nationality, gender, or race.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" (NIV)
Mankind needs a Savior. "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In my Father's House are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with Me that you also may be where I am." (NIV)
Jesus lived a sinless life of obedience to His Father (Hebrews 4:15). He had no sin, yet at the Cross He took our sins and made them His own. When we confess our sins to Him and ask His forgiveness you gain salvation in the name of Jesus Christ and by God.
Jesus Christ The Savior
“Death is not cessation of existence; death is separation of the body from the soul and spirit (James 2:26),”Parents and children, brothers, sisters and friends will reunite forever in the Kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 15:40-49).
After Jesus was raised from the dead He went to Heaven. The Bible says: "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven." (Acts 1:11)
The Bible says: "For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body". (Philippians 3:20,21)
Eternal Life In Heaven
(Psalm 23:4) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (NIV)
People worldwide, who were clinically dead but, were saved, overwhelmingly believe in everlasting life in God's Heavenly Kingdom. They reluctantly returned to their earthly lives more humble, less materialistic and, not afraid of death.
*Visions of the afterlife have been recorded throughout human history.
*Near-death experiences (NDE) of those whose lives were saved by medical advances have established a credible means by which mankind has been able to preview the next world.
*Descriptions of NDEs can be found in the folklore and writings of most cultures throughout the world with numerous consistencies in the vast majority regardless of age, sex, religion and ethnicity of the individual.
*Children who are too young to know about death or the afterlife have all reported consistent experiences.
*People who were revived contain similar consistencies.
*Hundreds of articles and books have been written over the last 35 years about Near Death Experiences by highly credentialed and respected professionals.
Consider the many near-death survivors: Mary Neal, an orthopaedic surgeon, teacher Crystal McVea, Colton Burpo and Eben Alexander, . They came back reluctantly to give people who want to believe, the reason to hope.
Eben Alexander is an American professor of neurosurgery says that science can and will determine that heaven really does exist.
As a neurosurgeon he did not believe in near-death experiences. However, in 2008, after seven days in a coma he journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him to heaven where he met, and spoke with God.
Before his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today he is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence.
Dr. Mary Neal
Dr. Mary Neal is a orthopaedic spine surgeon who drowned while kayaking on a South American river experienced life after death. She went to heaven and back, spoke with Jesus and experienced God's encompassing love. Her story gives reason to live by faith and is a story of hope.
Crystal McVea is a school teacher and mother of four who didn't quite believe in God for most of her life. In 2009, she was being treated in hospital for pancreatitis when she was accidentally overdosed on pain medication. For nine minutes, doctors struggled to revive her as her heart stopped beating. The next thing she remembers is waking up in heaven and standing in the most gorgeous light.
She was so overcome with happiness that she wanted to stay in heaven. It was only when she heard her mother calling out from her hospital bedside that she changed her mind and found herself back in her hospital room alive again.
Doctor Raymond Moody
Raymond A. Moody, Jr. is a psychologist and medical doctor, famous as an author of books about life after death and near-death experiences. He is the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences a term that he coined in 1975 in his best-selling book Life After Life.
In Life After Life Raymond Moody investigates more than one hundred case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived.
The extraordinary stories of those who have been to the "other side" and back all bearing striking similarities of an overwhelming positive nature and provide evidence that there is life after physical death.. These moving and inspiring accounts give us a glimpse of the peace and unconditional love that await us all.
Journey Into Heaven
When a person dies for example, in hospital, they have the sensation of rising up and floating above their own body while it is surrounded by a medical team. They are then drawn towards a bright, golden, white light at high speed, they experience complete peace and, their consciousness is clear as when they were in their physical body.
After they have risen into heaven, they are greeted by loved ones who have already gone before and, they will meet a religious figure whom some have identified as God, Jesus or a Saint.
Here, they will be presented with a panoramic review of everything they have ever done and are given a choice of staying or returning. Many are reluctant to return and do so only because of loved ones they do not wish to leave behind.
The Ascension Of Jesus Christ
The Ascension of Jesus in the presence of eleven of his apostles, occurred 40 days after His Resurrection on the Mount of Olives, outside Jerusalem. He was taken up to return to the glory of His Father and sit down at His Right Hand. This event, along with Christ's Birth, Crucifixion and Resurrection are important events in Christian history.
The Assumption Of The Virgin Mary
At the end of Her earthly life Jesus Christ, Her Son, welcomed His Mother, body and soul, into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things because she was pure from original sin .
David is King over Judah
Moses Receives the Commandments
David Made King over Judah
David Reigns over All Israel
Baptism of Jesus
Birth of Jesus
Triumphal Entry Thursday Before Passover Jesus' Betrayal, Trial, Crucifixion and Resurrection