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

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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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If the earthly sanctuary is a replica of the heavenly sanctuary, can there be death in heaven?

Please excuse what appears to be a bit of a confused question...I am trying to make sense of something that I simply do not fully understand in my own mind. The question is therefore very difficult ...
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According to Catholicism, can someone sin in Heaven?

I know that Christians who die still imperfectly purified must, according to Catholic teaching, pass through a state of purification known as purgatory before entering heaven. But does this ...
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According to the Catholic Tradition, Are People in Heaven Waiting for Other People to Die?

According to the Catholic Tradition, are people in Heaven waiting for other people to die? Or are they very busy chatting with God, the angels, and other people who have already died and gone to ...
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Has any Christian (group) attempted to compile a list of personages, which are Biblically stated to be (eventually) in heaven?

I recently asked myself, of which Biblical personages it is stated in the Bible, that they are or eventually will be in heaven. I presume, that I am not the first one to think about this question. So ...
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Did Adam and Eve make it to Heaven? [duplicate]

Adam and Eve committed sin and were banned from the Garden of Eden and were cursed with the serpent according to the scriptures in Genesis 3:19-24 (KJV) [19] In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat ...
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What is the status of Eunuchs now in the Church and also in the world to come?

Eunuchs, who are considered to be the third gender, are also human beings. Some eunuchs are made by other human beings, particularly in the ancient times. Some people voluntarily become eunuchs as an ...
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Is choosing to commit sin a possibility in Heaven?

According to the Bible 'sin' by definition is anything that is against God! Which is why God cannot commit sin [Hebrews 6:18; Titus 1:2], not that He doesn't choose to commit sin. This is because God ...
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Will the people, who end up in heaven, gain additional glory for each soul that profits from their writings?

Will the people, who end up in heaven, gain additional glory for each soul that profits from their writings? For example, St. Augustine wrote many good books. Now he is in heaven. To this very day, ...
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Who gets treated better in the afterlife? [closed]

What sort of people get treated better in the afterlife ? And how much do the little things weigh(like praying every evening, or occasionally swearing) in comparison to the bigger ones ? Even if it ...
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Will I get answers to all my questions when I die? [closed]

Sorry if this is way too open but I have so many questions about this world, religion, gods and what on earth is going on. I can't imagine anyone really would be able to answer these type of questions ...
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According to Catholicism, how many heavens are there?

I read in book of Enoch there are 10 heavens God created. Most Christians believe in 1 heaven and Muslims I think believe in 7 heavens. The purpose of each of 10 heavens was described in Book of Enoch ...
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How does one explain God being outside the universe yet on the throne in heaven without violating divine simplicity?

God created the universe. Therefore He transcends the universe. He is outside the universe. Yet, He has a throne room in heaven: Revelation 4:2 - Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne ...
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As a young Jew what would Jesus have been taught about heaven and hell?

I understand the Jewish concept of heaven and hell is different from what I was taught as a conservative protestant. I am curious as to the teaching Jesus would have received from rabbis of his time. ...
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Why Catholic Saints are said to be in heaven but not yet given their resurrected bodies?

In my understanding, the Saints are part of the Church Triumphant and in the Catholic Church's understanding of the Communion of Saints they help the Faithful on earth (Church Militant) to intercede ...
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What happens in Heaven when we come into contact with fellow Christians who don't wish to speak to us in this life?

Let say for one reason or another, we have friends whom we've drifted apart from in our lives, and they also happen to be Christians. We're all going to meet each other in Heaven, but does the Bible ...
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Is there no Heaven, Hell, or Satan in the Old Testament?

In the book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, the author claims that Heaven and Hell are concepts not mentioned in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. From Sapiens: Belief in heaven (the realm of ...
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Where are heaven and hell located? [closed]

According to Christianity, where are heaven and hell located? It used to be believed (and is generally depicted) that hell was below ground and heaven is above the clouds (as in you assend to heaven ...
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If heaven is not monotonous why would this world be monotonous if God willed to happen in that fashion? [closed]

I have a question that I have been thinking about for a long time now. Here it is. Heaven is the place where good people will end up. There are two types of evil. Natural evil like volcanic eruption,...
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What is the Biblical Basis for saying that we “go to heaven”?

I have found hundreds of Bible verses with heaven or heavens in them. But none of them said we "go to heaven". We pray for the kingdom to come here. Revelation has the new Jerusalem descending to ...
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Are there any saints and/or mystics who had vision of hell and based on that made a judgment about have many people are in hell?

Are there any saints and/or mystics who had vision of hell and based on that made a judgment about have many people are in hell (the majority, minority, or some kind of judgment like that)?
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According to Catholicism and Revelation are we going to be able to eat meat in Heaven or the Garden of Eden?

Will be able to eat meat or will we be like Adam and Eve eating a non-meat based diet in heaven or the Garden of Eden?
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What was the concept of heaven people had before the death of Jesus?

Catechism of the Catholic Church Para 1026 states : "By his death and Resurrection, Jesus Christ has "opened" heaven to us....." At Luke 15:21 we see the repentant prodigal son declaring : ‘Father, ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses still believe the number of the 144,000 in Revelation is a literal number?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the number of the 144,000 (those who will rule with Christ from heaven) is a literal number. 14 Interestingly, Charles T. Russell recognized the 144,000 to be a ...
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Is there anyone in heaven? (Catholicism)

In Catholicism people pray to the saints, angels and the Virgin Mary. Is then, in Catholicism, heaven filled, besides angels, with the saints and the Virgin Mother?
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Where did people who lived in Jesus's time go to when they died?

This sounds weird but when Jesus existed between approx. 6-3 BCE to 33 CE in Judea as a man (still retained His God nature) how were people living in this exact time frame judged after they died? ...
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Will we be circumcised in heaven?

I'm just wondering because I grew up in an Islamic family in Iran and I became a Christian when age 23. Will people who were circumcised in this life (like myself) be circumcised in the next life? Or ...
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Do Baptists believe someone with multiple personalities has multiple souls?

Do Baptists believe someone with multiple personalities has multiple souls? What if someone has two personalities, like the dissociative identity disorder and one has accepted Jesus as their Savior, ...
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Reiterating John 3:16, as in its whole meaning… [closed]

God says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the WORLD.” Why does God love the world so much? Or the induvial people in it? I find is vaccinating that God loves his people so much. Later in, it says, “...
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Title of video about judgment?

Trying to identify (title or anything helpful) a DVD I saw long ago. Guy gets to (heaven?), is nervous about judgment, meets St. Paul (and others) while waiting. When his turn comes, all the not-so-...
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Does the Anglican Church teach that faithful are immediately reunited with loved ones?

Watching the days of news coverage following the death of George HW Bush (41st President of the USA) has me asking for the Anglican Church’s view on what happens upon the death of a faithful member. ...
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Heaven and Earth shall pass away but my word will never pass away

Hmmmm "In the beginning was the WORD and the word was with God" "Heaven and Earth shall pass away but my word shall never pass away" Does this mean that the whole universe shall be destroyed and ...
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According to Preterists what happens next?

Is there an end of the world? Or does it pretty much continue on like this forever, ever populating heaven (and "hell"?)?
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What is the biblical basis for seeing Saint Peter at the gates of heaven?

I was taught that Saint Peter is at the gates of heaven, and you have to pass him to get in. Answers to a recent question suggest this is not true. What is the biblical basis for seeing Saint Peter ...
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According to Calvinist, are there another kind group of people besides “they” in Revelation 22:4-5?

Revelation 22: (2) and flowing down the middle of the city's street. On each side of the river was the tree of life, which bears fruit twelve times a year, once each month; and its leaves are for ...
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(Catholic view) Why do we pray for God's Kingdom to come if good people go to heaven when they die?

Here I wanted to find the Catholic view as to why we are told, e.g. in the Lord's Prayer (from Matthew 6:10) to pray for God's Kingdom to come when, on another hand, our immortal soul will end up in ...
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Is there a bad part of heaven?

From what I understand, by Catholics, everyone who believes in Jesus goes to Heaven, but most people go to purgatory first. When they leave purgatory, everyone is worthy of some level of Heaven. ...
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Is there any clue/hint in the Bible that tells us “why or how” we won't sin on heaven?

Preferable denomination: Eastern Orthodox So I have this (strange) question about heaven. Please bear with me. When we die, we either go to hell or heaven. Let's assume (hopefully, God mercy us) ...
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How do various Christian traditions view the expression “crossing over Jordan”?

John Bunyan's 'The Pilgrim’s Progress' (published 1678) makes reference to "crossing the River" in order to get to the Celestial City. Chapter 20 mentions that only Enoch and Elijah did not have to ...
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Are there any Christian denominations that believe in sex and marriage in the afterlife?

After an interesting set of articles put forward in the chatroom, I'm curious to know if any christian denominations have said a marriage can continue in heaven, and if the conjugal act continues in ...
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Will Agnostics and Atheists go to Hell? (Catholic)

Does it state anywhere in the Catholic Doctrine that non-believers and doubters will go to hell?
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Job and the Heavenly Host

In the beginning of the Book of Job we are presented with a scene in heaven. In Job, the heavenly host is said to have assembled before God: "Now there was a day when the sons of God came to ...
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If only those who died after Jesus death are among the ones that go to heaven, how do JWs view the ascension of Elijah?

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that only 144000 (the group mentioned in Revelation 14:1-3) have a heavenly hope, while the rest of humankind have the hope of living forever on earth. This is for example ...
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What do mormons believe about eschatology? [closed]

As I understand, mormons affirm some sort of final judgment where people are judged according to their works. I'm curious what that looks like. Is it a balancing scale, where if you did more good ...
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Can Saints in Heaven Refuse to Pray for us?

Specification : When we deliberatly ask them to pray for us. I would like explanations which take into account the state of mortal sin as well as the scenarios in a state of grace.

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