• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.
  3. Please note there is a new rule regarding the posting of videos. It reads, "Post a summary of the videos you post . An exception can be made for music videos.". Unless you are simply sharing music, please post a summary, or the gist, of the video you wish to share.
  4. There have been some changes in the Life Stages section involving the following forums: Roaring 20s, Terrific Thirties, Fabulous Forties, and Golden Eagles. They are changed to Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Golden Eagles will have a slight change.
  5. CF Staff, Angels and Ambassadors; ask that you join us in praying for the world in this difficult time, asking our Holy Father to stop the spread of the virus, and for healing of all affected.
  6. We are no longer allowing posts or threads that deny the existence of Covid-19. Members have lost loved ones to this virus and are grieving. As a Christian site, we do not need to add to the pain of the loss by allowing posts that deny the existence of the virus that killed their loved one. Future post denying the Covid-19 existence, calling it a hoax, will be addressed via the warning system.
  7. There has been an addition to the announcement regarding unacceptable nick names. The phrase "Let's go Brandon" actually stands for a profanity and will be seen as a violation of the profanity rule in the future.

Heaven

Discussion in 'Singles (Only*)' started by Saucy, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Saucy

    Saucy Fear is faith in the enemy. Supporter

    +15,554
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Private
    US-Republican
    I was reading Genesis today and was amazed. The past few days, I've been trying to think about where Heaven exactly is. Jesus ascended upward, but to where? Is it beyond our universe? The bible says that God can span the entire universe with his fingers. The universe is so unfathomably gigantic to use, but to God, it can fit in His hand.

    I think about this when I'm going through a tough situation. My mountain might seem big to me, but I have the Creator of the universe on my side. But God resides in this Heaven. Maybe the universe is Heaven, but a different realm, invisible to us until we cross that plain.

    What are your thoughts? Do you ever think about these things?
     
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. Rose of Eden

    Rose of Eden Queen of CF and Child of God

    +694
    Non-Denom
    Single
    US-Democrat
    I do think and wonder about what heaven will be like sometimes. I've always adored C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series, so I've always imagined heaven to be similar to Lewis' take on it in The Last Battle, basically just everything good and lovely in the world, all of the good things in life that our hearts and souls have always yearned for, never-ending perfect fellowship with Jesus IN PERSON, and it just keeps getting better and better, with more and more surprises of wonderful things! Basically, I think heaven will be everything wonderful! We'll arrive and feel this sense of "home" right away, because it's the place we were meant to be!

    :love:
     
  3. MehGuy

    MehGuy A member of the less neotenous sex.. Supporter

    +9,526
    United States
    Atheist
    Single
    US-Others
    When I was a kid I thought heaven was on top of the universe. The place was so big that it could stretch across the whole thing. The separation between heaven and the universe was like the earth's crust. Still a cool image when I think about it today.

    I always thought heaven a the place where you were always happy all the time. The happiness was unimaginable, it was pure bliss 24/7. Everyone got a house in heaven, but what you got depended on how good of a person you were on earth. Some people had small homes, some had castles, and some were even homeless. Yet, even the homeless had unimaginable joy in their hearts.

    Sigh, would be nice if such a place existed.
     
  4. Neve

    Neve Always even

    +394
    Catholic
    Single
    US-Democrat
    I am far too mortal to answer this question - but my hope is that it is something extraordinary and fulfilled with great light.
     
  5. I've always thought of heaven being just beyond our universe, and that Jesus ascending through it may have been like if you or I opened the flap on an ant farm and took out a single ant, if that makes sense. It's the kind of mental picture that doesn't translate into words very well.
     
  6. MacFall

    MacFall Agorist

    +997
    Christian
    Single
    US-Others
    Heaven is being with God. The word "where" doesn't really apply. You don't have to wait until you die to experience it, although after your flesh has passed away you will be able to experience it more freely and completely.
     
  7. SnowyMacie

    SnowyMacie Well-Known Member

    +5,933
    United States
    Anglican
    In Relationship
    QFT
     
  8. TwistTim

    TwistTim Whimsical, Witty, Wacky, Waiting, Wise Guy

    +542
    Calvinist
    Private
    US-Constitution
    God is outside of time as he created time as we know it, by setting the stars and the sun and planets in motion, and we know from 2 Peter 3:8
    [QUOTE = ESV 2 Peter 3:8] "But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." [/QUOTE]

    And he also created the planets, the stars, the sun, and everything else. He exists outside of space as well.

    So you ask where is Heaven? It is beyond time and space, outside of it, beyond the knowable universe. The actually place in relation to us is irrelevant.
    We know it is where the presence of God is most fully found.

    At least that's as best as my feeble mind tries to comprehend it. I would say this is one place where science fiction can help, opening the mind to the possibility of thinking beyond known thought, into the unknown, for that is truly what Heaven is, nothing we can know.


    And, it's also found in a cornfield in Iowa, that's been turned into a ball-field.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8-B5cyfK6A
     
  9. Zippy the Wonderslug

    Zippy the Wonderslug Active Member

    622
    +6
    Christian
    The Kingdom of God is not a million miles away and it certainly isn't somewhere beyond time or at the end of our life.

    We live with the Kingdom very, very close, but we're still, as it were, teetering.

    And sometimes God comes and breaks through from the other side.

    And essentially there you have the mysteries of the church, protruding into our dimension from the Kingdom of Heaven.

    Baptism, Eucharist, Confession, Chrismation and the others.
     
  10. eckhart

    eckhart Newbie

    552
    +29
    Non-Denom
    I let my imagination go wild with the idea of Heaven and it comes up quite frequently I would tell you what I think and imagine it will be like, but it is too wonderful.
     
  11. Going Merry

    Going Merry ‏‏‏‏ ‏‏‏‏

    +850
    Non-Denom
    Single
    heaven is inside of me :D
     
  12. greatnews

    greatnews Well-Known Member

    +16
    Baptist
    Single
    US-Republican
    there is three heavens, but where God is is the third heaven and it's in the north sky far above the heavens 1 and 2 which is the atmoshpere and the universe, you learn this by reading the bible
     
  13. trentlogain2

    trentlogain2 Guest

    +0
    anyone interested in an insightful read on heaven would be recommended to check out a book called Heaven by Randy Alcorn.

    everyone might not agree with everything in it, but it def stimulates thought on the subject and makes you want to dig in The Bible more deeply.
     
  14. Saucy

    Saucy Fear is faith in the enemy. Supporter

    +15,554
    United States
    Non-Denom
    Private
    US-Republican
    I believe Heaven is indeed a real place transcended by God. He provides the light for this place. I believe its a place because Jesus Himself spoke about it. He said there are many mansions there and He goes to prepare a place for us. Just as Abrahams Bosom was a place and you could look out and see hell, as per Lazarus and the rich man. Jesus ascended to this place...He didnt just disappear and was there. Plus many people have died and gone to heaven and remember being pulled through a tunnnel of sorts. It has gates and inhabits a throne, a sea of glass (purest of pure gold) and inhabits the innumerable angels.
     
  15. Going Merry

    Going Merry ‏‏‏‏ ‏‏‏‏

    +850
    Non-Denom
    Single
    I want to walk on a sea of glass to look at the throne of god that is embroidered with rainbows. Heaven is a real place yes. Heaven is also within me ;)
     
  16. trentlogain2

    trentlogain2 Guest

    +0
    i thought of a similar truth after reading this thread. luke 17:21
     
Loading...