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We know for sure that the criminal crucified next to Jesus is in heaven, as Jesus himself told him: Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." We should be sure St. Paul is in heaven too, as he declared: Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on ...


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Is then, according to Catholicism, heaven filled, besides angels, with the saints and the Virgin Mary? There is still room in heaven for many more saints. I will let Blessed Catherine Emmerich answer for me through her revelations. Man was created to fill the choirs of the fallen angels. Were it not for the Fall of Adam, the human race would have ...


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Yes, there are people in heaven. Some, who were born before Christ's resurrection are: Elijah 2 Kings 2:1-12 “And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind…And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan….And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked,...


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As a Christian of the Reformed Protestant persuasion, I do not think there is anything in the New Testament to suggest that Jesus, when on earth, was personally or individually in the business of judging the dead, either Jew or Gentile, or of escorting them either to heaven or to hell. We know that our eternal destination is decided at the point of death. ...


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