What is heaven like?

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  1. TheCranberryBarn profile image67
    TheCranberryBarnposted 4 years ago

    What is heaven like?

    Have you had a glimpse of heaven?


  2. Titen-Sxull profile image86
    Titen-Sxullposted 4 years ago

    Back when i was a believer we were taught that Heaven was a massive city made of gold and jem stones that would sit in the sky over the New Earth after the return of Jesus. Descriptions of it involved streets of gold, green pastures and beautiful landscapes in between the giant mansions God had prepared for his faithful servants. At the very center of the city God was seated on the throne.

    Basically Heaven is where the faithful are rewarded. the main problem with this is that the reward is more of a punishment. In Heaven there is no sin, which means that most of the behaviors we enjoy here on Earth aren't present there (gambling, drinking, most forms of sex and violence would be out of the question). This means that your choices for what to do are severely limited, while the time you spend there is infinite. Eternity would quickly grow boring, especially without struggles or goals to strive for.

    Imagine for a moment playing a video game with all the cheats enabled, only you still have to be nice to other players and can't do anything wrong... that's what heaven is like, and it goes on FOREVER.

    Also there is a lot of worshiping that goes on, according to what I was taught and what many believe, the faithful will worship God without ceasing. Bowing endlessly before the same God that damns people to Hell for eternity, some of those people who are damned are probably your friends or loved ones... but who cares right, after all God is SO GOOD, and that's why he made Hell (sarcasm overload).

    If you can call what I was taught as a child a glimpse of Heaven Heaven is something I want NO part in whatsoever as within the first few decades it would become its own Hell. Trying to fill an eternity inevitably leads to failure, especially when your main activities include bowing before the divine dictator who is melting the flesh off your family members and fellow humans and the complete inability to commit sin or even have a sinful thought now and then (imagine your life without fantasies about sex, violence, wealth, power, etc, a world where those thoughts and actions are IMPOSSIBLE, where sadness doesn't exist to balance your joy and loss does not exist to make having things meaningful)

    Heaven sucks...

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      Lybrahposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      As opposed to literally being on fire for eternity?  Where the flames will burn but never consume?  And there are worms that eat you?  I think I'd rather be bored in Heaven then on fire.  No question.

  3. profile image0
    Lybrahposted 4 years ago

    We can only imagine.  God says it is so magnificent and extravagant that humans cannot fathom the wonders that await them upon Jesus's return.

  4. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago


    Heaven is the ultimate and highest form of spiritual consciousness.  Heaven is complete unity with the Divine Being, Godhead, or Ultimate Being.  Heaven is experience one's highest development.  Heaven is the cessation of total earthly and bodily consciousness, one has achieved one's highest spiritual level. 

    In many religious cultures, Heaven is when one has submerged his/her essence with God.  He/she exists no more but is a part of the Godhead.  Heaven is also the ultimate bliss and beauty.  In Heaven, there is no more earthly pain nor concerns, that has completely dissolved upon physical death. 

    Heaven is complete love and goodness.  In Heaven, there is no ugliness or devolved behavior for that is an impossibility in the heavenly realms.  In Heaven, all souls are in complete unison with each other and God.  In Heaven, the soul exists at its highest, ultimate level.  Whatever one is and  thinks, can be and is ACHIEVED.   Heaven is the superlatives of all superlatives.

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    Dave36posted 4 years ago

    No, but i promise I'll send you a postcard when i get there!lol

  6. Sharon Kay Casey profile image60
    Sharon Kay Caseyposted 3 years ago

    I have had the experience of waking in Heaven which is our true home.
    There is nothing of this world there as this world is temporary and is fading away. The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. We are all golden beings of light. As I wrote in my little book Clouds of Heaven Beings of Light. Nothing is as it seems.
    Quote form the book

    We are all equal in the eyes of
    our Father. We are all equally loved beyond measure, equally
    given all that we need, equally filled with that which is of Him:
    light, life, and unconditional love that is forever eternal. This
    love has no beginning and it has no end. It simply goes on and
    on and on, that which we are cannot and will never die. There
    are no exceptions. “That which is of God will never die and there
    is nothing that is not of God.


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