December 2014

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What are the names for Heaven?

The Bible contains several names for Heaven. They include the following from not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament.

 

What are the names for Heaven?

The Bible contains several names for Heaven. They include the following from not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament.

First, heaven is referred to as a barn or a granary in Matthew 3:12 and Matthew 13:24-30. This is because God views believers as His wheat or treasure.

Secondly, heaven is called the kingdom of Christ and of God/Beloved Son. The following Scripture references refer to this particular description of Heaven.

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What are the names for Heaven?

The Bible contains several names for Heaven. They include the following from not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament.

 

What are the names for Heaven?

The Bible contains several names for Heaven. They include the following from not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament.

First, heaven is referred to as a barn or a granary in Matthew 3:12 and Matthew 13:24-30. This is because God views believers as His wheat or treasure.

Secondly, heaven is called the kingdom of Christ and of God/Beloved Son. The following Scripture references refer to this particular description of Heaven.

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What are the names for Heaven?

The Bible contains several names for Heaven. They include the following from not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament.

 

What are the names for Heaven?

The Bible contains several names for Heaven. They include the following from not only the Old Testament, but also the New Testament.

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The Bible describes heaven as a physical reality created by God. The usual Hebrew word for “heavens” is shamayim, a plural form meaning “heights,” “elevations” (Gen. 1:1; 2:1). The word “heaven” may refer to one of three primary meanings.

The Bible describes heaven as a physical reality created by God.  The usual Hebrew word for “heavens” is shamayim, a plural form meaning “heights,” “elevations” (Gen. 1:1; 2:1). The word “heaven” may refer to one of three primary meanings.

It may mean the physical universe. The phrase “heaven and earth” is used to indicate the whole universe ((Gen. 1:1; Jer. 23:24; Acts 17:24).

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The Bible describes heaven as a physical reality created by God. The usual Hebrew word for “heavens” is shamayim, a plural form meaning “heights,” “elevations” (Gen. 1:1; 2:1). The word “heaven” may refer to one of three primary meanings.

The Bible describes heaven as a physical reality created by God.  The usual Hebrew word for “heavens” is shamayim, a plural form meaning “heights,” “elevations” (Gen. 1:1; 2:1). The word “heaven” may refer to one of three primary meanings.

It may mean the physical universe. The phrase “heaven and earth” is used to indicate the whole universe ((Gen. 1:1; Jer. 23:24; Acts 17:24).

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The Bible describes heaven as a physical reality created by God. The usual Hebrew word for “heavens” is shamayim, a plural form meaning “heights,” “elevations” (Gen. 1:1; 2:1). The word “heaven” may refer to one of three primary meanings.

The Bible describes heaven as a physical reality created by God.  The usual Hebrew word for “heavens” is shamayim, a plural form meaning “heights,” “elevations” (Gen. 1:1; 2:1). The word “heaven” may refer to one of three primary meanings.

It may mean the physical universe. The phrase “heaven and earth” is used to indicate the whole universe ((Gen. 1:1; Jer. 23:24; Acts 17:24).

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The Bible describes heaven as a physical reality created by God. The usual Hebrew word for “heavens” is shamayim, a plural form meaning “heights,” “elevations” (Gen. 1:1; 2:1). The word “heaven” may refer to one of three primary meanings.

The Bible describes heaven as a physical reality created by God.  The usual Hebrew word for “heavens” is shamayim, a plural form meaning “heights,” “elevations” (Gen. 1:1; 2:1). The word “heaven” may refer to one of three primary meanings.

It may mean the physical universe. The phrase “heaven and earth” is used to indicate the whole universe ((Gen. 1:1; Jer. 23:24; Acts 17:24).

Secondly, it may refer to the planetary heavens. That is to say the domain of the sun, moon and the stars.

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There seems to be no waning, diminishing or weakening of people’s interest in the topic or subject of heaven. Movies continue to be produced about it, books continue to written concerning it. Recent books, Christian and non-Christian, seek to give increasing insights into the subject. One such book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander is #9 on the Top Ten most popular non-fiction books in America’s Public Library’s.

There seems to be no waning, diminishing or weakening of people’s interest in the topic or subject of heaven. Movies continue to be produced about it, books continue to written concerning it. Recent books, Christian and non-Christian, seek to give increasing insights into the subject. One such book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander is #9 on the Top Ten most popular non-fiction books in America’s Public Library’s.

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Previously, we shared some insights from evangelist and Bible teacher John Blanchard concerning heaven. He explained that according to a recent survey, seventy-eight percent of those interviewed thought they had a “good or excellent” chance of getting to heaven, while only four percent thought they would probably go to hell. Per our culture’s perspective, truth is determined by one’s personal opinion and not by biblical truth.

Previously, we shared some insights from evangelist and Bible teacher John Blanchard concerning heaven. He explained that according to a recent survey, seventy-eight percent of those interviewed thought they had a “good or excellent” chance of getting to heaven, while only four percent thought they would probably go to hell. Per our culture’s perspective, truth is determined by one’s personal opinion and not by biblical truth.

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“When you die and go to heaven, do they take you there in a school bus?” “No, they pick you up in a golden chariot … silver if you come in second.”

“When you die and go to heaven, do they take you there in a school bus?” “No, they pick you up in a golden chariot … silver if you come in second.”

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