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Heaven is a place of eternal life, in the presence of God.

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Did Joseph Smith go to heaven according to Protestant Trinitarians?

According to the doctrine of salvation written by Bruce McConkie, "If it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no salvation. There is no salvation outside The Church ...
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Do the angels in heaven ever get scared of the thunders and lightnings proceeding from the great white throne?

I have read the scripture and learnt that spiritual entities like the demons are capable of emotions of fear, this can be validated by the Biblical verse where The Holy Spirit speaking through the ...
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Why is God's Judgment only Heaven or Hell?

I know very little of the Christian Faith or of any other faith for that matter, but this question struck me as relevant maybe not just to Christianity but also to all faiths as a whole. Penal systems ...
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Is the seventh heaven or the first heaven the dwelling of the Most High?

The Bible unlocks another mystery about the dwelling of God, the place that His Christ is preparing for the saints. There is apparently more than one heaven. Paul wrote of a man who was received in ...
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Why would non-Christians go to hell?

If being a non-Christian is a sin, and if Jesus died for all of our sins, why should non-Christians go to hell?
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Is heaven the eternal home of all faithful worshippers of God?

Why do many Christians believe that heaven is the eternal home of the righteous; but in Matt 5:5 Christ stated that the meek will inherit the earth. And in 2 Peter 3:13, apostle Peter made mention of &...
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Does the body of Jesus breathe oxygen in heaven?

Before Jesus died on the cross, his body was functioning as of that any other human being where he was breathing to stay alive and then he took his last breath and died. Then rose from the dead and ...
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Do Catholics believe that Nephilim (Genesis 6:1-4) go to Purgatory?

I'm not Catholic, but I want to know the opinion and how Catholics who study the Word of God understand and interpret this passage of Genesis 6:1-4 that talks about a humanoid race of giants and if ...
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St. Thomas Aquinas on the Question: "What Must I Do to Go to Heaven?''

There is a story that relates to St. Thomas Aquinas and the question of "What must I do to go to Heaven" that I thought was somewhat famous, but I can't seem to locate it. As I recall, the ...
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What happens in heaven if you remarry?

Let me just pretext by saying I am not a Christian and everything I say is based on my limited knowledge as a non-christian. I am asking this question purely out of curiosity. Please correct me if ...
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Bema judgement of bad works

Bible commentators generally believe that Christians will be rewarded for good works at the Bema judgement. I am unclear of the purpose of judging my evil/bad/worthless works after I am already saved ...
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Does the "Oh My Jesus" prayer support universalist beliefs among Roman Catholics?

Particularly, "Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of thy mercy" implies a belief that everyone will eventually be saved. After all, who is more in need of God's mercy ...
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According to mainstream Christian groups, is it the soul or the body that goes to heaven?

During his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said "It is better for you to lose one member of your body that causes you to sin than have your whole body thrown into hell" (Matt 5:30b) From the ...
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Will we have a new name in Heaven?

There has been a tradition among Catholic nuns to adopt a new name on the day of their Religious Profession, as a token of their having adopted a new method of living. A few Orders of religious ...
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According to LDS, is the Apostle Paul wrong that remaining unmarried is spiritually better than being married?

Kingdoms of Glory contains the following which I have taken from the accepted answer to this question: From another revelation to the Prophet Joseph, we learn that there are three degrees within the ...
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Do Catholics believe that unbaptized Protestants go to heaven?

Do Catholics believe baptism is necessary for salvation? According to Catholicism, would an unbaptized Protestant go to Heaven?
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Is there a direct proportionality in the reward a person is likely to receive in Heaven vis-à-vis the good deeds he/she does on earth?

We see Jesus telling the 12 disciples who are sent out to preach, in Matt 10:40-41 (NRSVCE): Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes ...
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Is there regret in Heaven?

So, this might be because of a misunderstanding of the theology, but from what I've been told, most Christians believe in some form of eternal salvation. And in this eternally saved state, the soul of ...
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Building in heaven or raised imperishable?

It seems that believers will receive their new bodies at the second coming: 1 Cor 15:51,52: "Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the ...
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Account of the Feast of Heaven

I read in the Quran (5:112-114) And when the disciples said, 'O Jesus son of Mary, is your Lord able to bring down for us a feast from heaven?' He said, 'Fear God, if you are believers.'“ They said, “...
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Since when is Heaven "above"?

It is a common idea in Christianity and other religions that Heaven is somehwere "above". Where does this idea come from? What are early (pre- or proto-Christian) works/hints?
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According to Catholicism, is there a distinction between paradise and heaven?

Luke 23:43 says: And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (ESV) I have heard a few people say that paradise in this verse is not referring to heaven, but a ...
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According to the LDS church, how are we justified?

I know the obvious trope is that the LDS believe in "salvation by works", but I am looking for definitive church teaching on the nature of mans justification. Preferably, I'd like it to ...
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What sort of denomination might believe that those in Heaven work?

At a recent "celebration of life" for my brother-in-law's step-dad (which I did not attend, this is secondhand knowledge), BIL's step-brother made reference to the dad now getting to work ...
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Did the concept of Heaven as the dwelling place of God where the chosen ones join Him for eternity, gradually develop?

We see many instances in the OT in which prominent people die and are gathered to their people, for example: Abraham (Gen 25:8) Ishmael (Gen 25:17 ), Isaac( Gen 35:29). There is no mention of the ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach multiple levels of heaven? [duplicate]

This concept of multiple levels of heaven is one I’ve heard from Protestants, so I was wondering if the Catholic Church teaches it? Related: Are there multiple levels to Heaven, for different levels ...
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According to Calvinists, why does God not predestine all to Heaven?

It seems to me that if God chooses not only those who will go to heaven, but those who will go to hell, a Calvinist would hold the position of Universalism, that being that all people will be saved. ...
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If we will have free will and be sinless in Heaven at the same time, then why did God not create a world with sinless free creatures to begin with?

This question is scoped to those who believe that: We have libertarian free wills We will retain our free will in Heaven We will be sinless in Heaven Question: If Heaven demonstrates that it is ...
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Are there modern cases (1900 - present) of heavenly visitations recognized and endorsed by a denomination?

If we assume that the testimony of Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 is veridical, it would seem very counterintuitive (to me) that experiences of heavenly visitations would never happen again. On the ...
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Which does St. Thomas Aquinas teach is greater, to know God or to love Him?

According to St. Thomas Aquinas, which is greater, to know God or to love Him? It seems knowledge of God is greater, because John 17:3 says: Now this is eternal life: That they may know thee, the ...
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Is it possible for a person to know now if he/she is saved and would be inheriting eternal life in the hereafter as per the Biblical teachings? [closed]

In general those who are pious in following any religion look forward to a better place hereafter. Even in Islam pious people without exception hope for a place in Janna. My question is to the Bible ...
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Does the Bible state that when we go to heaven, we can still be tempted?

I have asked several questions relating to the fall of Satan. It is concluded that Satan has made one-third of the angels in Heaven follow him. Therefore, all of these angels has sinned. My question ...
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How do Jehovah’s Witnesses support their belief that only 144,000 persons can be in the New Covenant and go to heaven, there to rule with Christ Jesus

This is the second in a series of three questions about the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is the first question: How do Jehovah’s Witness support their belief that Jesus started ruling (...
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Scriptural support - Measuring our salvation, God's love and blessings

Please help me with scriptural support for the following: “Be careful not to measure your holiness "salvation" by other people's sins.” - Martin Luther In the same way, if we measure God's ...
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Why is faith the quality that God chooses to reward?

Assuming that faith in Christ is what gives sinners access to grace and salvation, and that faith is necessary because the alternative (knowing God) would leave no room to actually measure our ...
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What will happen to our mansion when the time comes to go to the New Jerusalem?

Christ said that there are mansions in Heaven for us. (John 14:2-3). I am wondering that if the time comes for the event of entering into the New Jerusalem then what will be the case for our mansions? ...
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Are there more detailed descriptions how it is in Heaven? [closed]

I wondered if there are more detailed descriptions than the hints in the bible, how life in heaven is. Letting aside the more complicated questions like many inhabitants due to eternal life, I wonder ...
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Can someone clarify the eastern orthodox teaching "Temps Immobile" of Fr. Alexander Schmemann?

I've been reading about Eastern Orthodox theology and one thing that caught my attention is the unusual view of time that some Eastern Orthodox theologians have, in particular Fr. Alexander Schmemann. ...
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Why is believing the correct thing important? [closed]

Islam and Christianity (or at least the most common forms of each) seem to have in common this idea that believing the correct thing about the Nature of God, his revealed Holy Books, and perhaps a few ...
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Do any Christian groups teach that animals will *go* to heaven?

AFAIK, most Christians would agree that animals don't have souls in the sense that people (humans) do. Many would say further animals don't have free will. Thus, AFAIK, most Christians would say that ...
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When people go to heaven, does their spelling improve? [closed]

Note: by Heaven I mean the "temporary state before the resurrection". In other words, do people keep their virtues, morals, skills, faults, wickedness when they go to heaven? Or do they ...
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Why does the angel of the Lord call out from heaven to Abraham at Genesis 22?

At Genesis 22:1, "Now it came about after these things that "GOD" tested Abraham. At verse 2, "And He/God said, "Take now your son, your only son, whom you love Isaac, and go ...
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What is the difference in rewards between a person who is virgin till death and a person who is married? [closed]

Nun in the churches are virgins till death. And normal women marries a man. So what is will be the difference in reward after they die. And reach heaven.
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Why did Jesus need to die for our sins?

I feel silly asking this because I feel like it should be obvious. Why did Jesus need to die for our sins? I am asking because this part of Christianity still confuses me. I thought Judaism taught ...
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Can a heart beat in heaven acording to Catholics?

I have a question regarding the "properties" of heaven. As far as I understand heaven is place outside of space and time. I imagine it like this since it is the only way i can make sense of ...
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Is disembodied heaven better or worse than embodied heaven, according to Catholicism?

According to Catholicism, immediately after death someone either 'goes' to heaven (or purgatory) or hell. This is the first, or 'particular' judgment. Then, at some unknown point in time, there will ...
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What is the difference between immediate judgment after death and the final judgment, according to Catholicism?

According to this site, adapted from the United States Catechism for Adults, "Our Church teaches that immediately after death, our soul separates from our earthly body and we stand before God for ...
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If one abandons his faith in Catholicism and becomes an Atheist, could he still go to heaven?

If one has been raised a Catholic for all their life, and have just never found meaning in it, and then plans on becoming an Atheist after a difficult conversation with their parents. I would like to ...
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Difference between spirit and soul and consciousness

From my reading of the Bible, spirit gives Man a consciousness of God and soul gives Man a consciousness of the self and the body gives Man consciousness of the world. Spirit is also the immaterial ...
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Is it morally commendable to volunteer your own life to go to Hell in place of someone else? [closed]

Theoretically speaking, let's say that you die and go to Heaven. God introduces you to Samantha who did not believe when she was on Earth, so by the declaration of God, she is going to Hell. God gives ...
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