Q: "What is Heaven?"

This is the first in a series of "Friday Q&A's", where I'll feature a question I've received through the week. Q: What is Heaven? A: This question is more interesting than it seems. The Bible speaks of “heaven” in three ways: “heaven” is our immediate atmosphere, or it is the universe (or universes at large), or it is the place which occupies God’s throne. This is why Paul speaks of his ecstatic vision as that of “the third heaven” - that is, the third way “heaven” is meant (1 Cor. 12:2-4). This question regards the “third” heaven. So what do we know about the place where God’s throne resides? First, we must say it is really a place. It is the place to which Christ ascended (Acts 1:11), and

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