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10 Things All Christians Should Know about Heaven

  • Jennifer Slattery JenniferSlatteryLivesOutLoud.com
1. Heaven is a physical place.

1. Heaven is a physical place.

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Many people hold varying beliefs regarding the afterlife. Some deny it exists. Others feel there are stages one goes through before reaching a certain level of paradise. Still others view heaven as a place filled with angels and everything spiritual but nothing material. 

Scripture, however, reveals an actual place with a specific location. Speaking of heaven, Jesus told His disciples He was leaving to prepare a place for them. The apostle Peter wrote about “the new heaven and Earth” God would create, which, according to Revelations, contains physical things such as horses, trees, a temple, and a glorious city—the New Jerusalem (Rev. 12:22, 15:8, 19:14, 22:2).

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