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Posted 6/15/13
heaven is a place where the living dont have to give up on those who have died.
its a place where those who cant let go hang ot to carry one the sorrow of those who have moved on to better places.
heaven is a place of jealousy where the living envy the dead
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Arielgirl375 wrote:

What do you think heaven will be like? what will be there? What you want to be there?



Reguardless on what traditions of men are, The Bible gives the answer to that question,

Do all good people go to heaven?

Acts 2:34: “David [whom the Bible refers to as being ‘a man agreeable to Jehovah’s heart’] did not ascend to the heavens.”

Matt. 11:11: “Truly I say to you people, Among those born of women there has not been raised up a greater than John the Baptist; but a person that is a lesser one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he is.” (So John did not go to heaven when he died.)

Ps. 37:9, 11, 29: “Evildoers themselves will be cut off, but those hoping in Jehovah are the ones that will possess the earth . . . The meek ones themselves will possess the earth, and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it.”

If Adam had not sinned, would he eventually have gone to heaven?

Gen. 1:26: “God went on to say: ‘Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every moving animal that is moving upon the earth.’” (So, God’s purpose for Adam was that he be caretaker of the earth and of the animal life there. Nothing is said about his going to heaven.)

Gen. 2:16, 17: “Jehovah God also laid this command upon the man: ‘From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die.’” (It was not Jehovah’s original purpose for man someday to die. God’s command here quoted shows that he warned against the course that would lead to death. Death was to be punishment for disobedience, not the doorway to a better life in heaven. Obedience would have been rewarded by continued life, eternal life, in the Paradise that God had given to man. See also Isaiah 45:18.)

Must a person go to heaven to have a truly happy future?

Ps. 37:11: “The meek ones themselves will possess the earth, and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.”

Rev. 21:1-4: “I saw a new heaven and a new earth . . . I heard a loud voice from the throne say: ‘Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.’”

Mic. 4:3, 4: “They will not lift up sword, nation against nation, neither will they learn war anymore. And they will actually sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree, and there will be no one making them tremble; for the very mouth of Jehovah of armies has spoken it.”



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Posted 6/28/13
Heaven is where u make it, it can be anywhere. No need for a corny theme park in the sky where everyone wears white.
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I believe there is a Heaven,as for what it might be like... no one knows. I'd like to thinks that it's eternal bliss.
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Posted 6/29/13

JustineKo2 wrote:

Thinking there is a heaven I think is a really selfish and careless thing to wish for. How could we as humans appreciate the life we are given here and now as a miracle in itself if you spend so much of your time thinking it means nothing in the end? When you hope for a better afterlife or even any type of afterlife, it is not possible to fully cherish and savor the short time you have on earth as humans.

It's like only wanting to finish a meal you don't like because you're told that's the only way you'll get your favorite dessert.

What if they lied and said they didn't have it only after you finished your meal?

You wasted a chance to really enjoy and appreciate what you have been given.


wow i never looked at it that way. i think you are right in some ways.
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Our time here goes by fast but there's a lot of years ahead of most of us. We can't sit around, do nothing, and rot in the dust because we think our life is insignificant. Why not take the chance you have and live it?
I believe that earth is my temporary home, so I want to live life to the fullest; one that I can be proud of, serve God, and be happy.
Then if I get to heaven, I hope it's paradise. I'd want to meet dead people before my lifestime, people I admired, and some of my relatives and friends.
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Please let it be like Heaven in the supernatural Tv Series. "There isn't one Heaven, each soul generates its own paradise."
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Posted 7/1/13
I don't know and i'm really not concerned about whether there is or isn't. I'll get back to you once I know all there is to know about life...although, that might be awhile.
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Posted 7/1/13
I think heaven is an escapist's notion. I dont think it makes any sense at all to spend my entire life worrying about my supposed afterlife. Im guessing my "life" in heaven is going to be very similar to the life I had before I was born.
Posted 7/3/13
It doesn't exist.
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Posted 7/7/13
In recent years, I've started believing that heaven (and hell for that matter) is a state of mind. If there is some halcyon place up above where my soul will end up after I die, that's just bonus.
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Posted 7/15/13

TheBoundWoman wrote:

Please let it be like Heaven in the supernatural Tv Series. "There isn't one Heaven, each soul generates its own paradise."




i agree ...u go girl
Posted 7/16/13
Heaven is to me a place where I will feel forever content and have a sense of well being at all times. I feel that isn't made for anyone who is materialistic.
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Posted 7/16/13
Well, I think that there must be a heaven. To describe it, I'd think of the Platonic ideals of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. God has these in infinity, so we are never bored and will never be so. We shall also be praising God with our whole being all the time.

That covers the knowledge side of the equation. Human beings must also love. In heaven, we shall be reunited with all our loved ones and those people whom we admire. There shall be a perfect community of love and acceptance. Also, all the defects in ourselves shall be cleansed so that we can love God, others, and ourselves perfectly.

All of which is easy to write, but words cannot adequately describe how great heaven is. If the earth is so wonderful, how much better must God have made the reward He shall give His faithful people?

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Posted 7/16/13

JustineKo2 wrote:

Thinking there is a heaven I think is a really selfish and careless thing to wish for. How could we as humans appreciate the life we are given here and now as a miracle in itself if you spend so much of your time thinking it means nothing in the end? When you hope for a better afterlife or even any type of afterlife, it is not possible to fully cherish and savor the short time you have on earth as humans.

It's like only wanting to finish a meal you don't like because you're told that's the only way you'll get your favorite dessert.

What if they lied and said they didn't have it only after you finished your meal?

You wasted a chance to really enjoy and appreciate what you have been given.


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