Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Do You Believe In Heaven And Hell? (warning - long Christian post)

I do, I definitely do, and I am going to Heaven.
How do you get to Heaven? Through Jesus, by believing and having a relationship with Him. I am not a very scholarly person when it comes to the Bible, but I know what I believe and to get into heaven you MUST believe in God!

                  John 14:1-6New International Version (NIV)Jesus Comforts His Disciples14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”Jesus the Way to the FatherThomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Following are some of my favorite verses about heaven and hell. 

Our God is a loving God:
John 4:8-10

8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

John 3:1616For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

He wants us to spend eternity in Heaven with Him. Heaven can not be is more beautiful than anything we have ever seen....maybe you've heard stories of people who have 'been to Heaven' but it was not their time and they returned to earth. It is very comforting, but I'm not sure how much of that I believe.

He wants us to spend eternity in Heaven with Him. Heaven can not be is more beautiful than anything we have ever seen....maybe you've heard stories of people who have 'been to Heaven' but it was not their time and they returned to earth. It is very comforting, but I'm not sure how much of that I believe.

The other day when I was finished with chemo and waiting for Kevin to pick me up I was chatting with one of the super fantastic nurses about the end of life. She used to work in hospice care for several years and told me about one experience she had. The patient had a painful cancer and was on whatever pain meds were available. She did not believe in Jesus or the Bible. She invited all sorts of people into her home at the end to attempt to figure this out: from tarot card readers to a Baptist minister. Finally, at the very end, she was given the same thing a surgery patient is given to 'knock them out'. When she passed a terrible, loud, blood curdling, piercing scream could be heard for 3 blocks. I think she had just fallen into hell's fire. How awful. I've never heard of anything like that, I have heard of people saying that  family members are there to greet them, that they've seen a bright light, of smiles. 
One of the hospice nurses quit right after that job. 
Now you know why I want you to believe and to be in heaven with me! You can become a believer in the last 5 minutes of your life, but we don't know when the end of life will come and if you'll have 5 minutes to become a Christ follower.

Hell is an ETERNAL fire, not for me!

"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels."

Matthew 25:42 NIV

Mark 9:43-48New International Version (NIV)43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. [44] [a] 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. [46] [b] 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, 48 where“‘the worms that eat them do not die,    and the fire is not quenched.’[c]

Job 19:23-27New International Version (NIV)

23 “Oh, that my words were recorded,    that they were written on a scroll,24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool on[a] lead,    or engraved in rock forever!25 I know that my redeemer[b] lives,    and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[c]26 And after my skin has been destroyed,    yet[d] in[e] my flesh I will see God;27 I myself will see him    with my own eyes—I, and not another.    How my heart yearns within me!

 15 Therefore,“they are before the throne of God    and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne    will shelter them with his presence.16 ‘Never again will they hunger;    never again will they thirst.
The sun will not beat down on them,’[a]    nor any scorching heat.17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne    will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’[b]    ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’[c]
Revalation 7 NIV

Revelation 21:1-4New International Version (NIV)
A New Heaven and a New Earth
21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Revelation 21:22-27New International Version (NIV)

22 I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. 24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. 25 On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. 26 The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. 27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Revelation 22:1-5New International Version (NIV)

Eden Restored
22 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.


  1. When it is my time to pass, I will see you again, without a doubt.

  2. I believe in Heaven and Hell! I will be in Heaven when my days on Earth are done... I know that for sure:) Have a blessed day and I pray that this post will be read by MANY! HUGS!

  3. I feel bad for those who do not believe, or who believe that this life we have now is Hell. They are in for a rude awakening! How can anyone not believe in a loving God who wants that all should be saved? I, too, will see you in Heaven!

  4. Great post. I recently finished studying the book of Revelation! WOW! I am going to Heaven and am praying for my family members that I want to be in Heaven with me.

  5. Because of Jesus, Heaven will be my eternal home.
    I wish there wasn't a real hell, but the Bible tells us there is.

  6. You know Satan is roaming to and fro to convince people there is no heaven !
    There is a place where we will all answer for out time on this earth
    I can't think of the verse now where a man suffering seen over a gulf where a man in heaven was and ask God to send angels back to tell his brothers not to come to this burning suffering place he was in

    It's a horrible thing to wait till your dead to realize yes there is a God and there is a heaven and a hell

    Ok i'm off my soap box haha

  7. Linda, I do believe. One of my friends says she believes in Heaven but doesn't believe in Hell. I told her that I am not smart enough to pick and choose which parts of the bible are real and which are not. She said she would think about that.

    Our friend, Mike, sat with an old friend of his that was dying. He was an atheist and Mike had been working with him for a long time to get him to believe in God and the bible. He said he KNEW but religion wasn't for him. Mike swears that when he died (he was sitting there with him) that there was a dark "fog" that rolled into the room and hovered over him and he died with an agonized look on his face. Now, if it had been anyone but Mike I might have been hesitant to believe it. However, there was a nurse and relative in the room that also saw it. The nurse said she had never seen anything kike it and it scared her badly. She quit working on that floor right after that. So, I do believe things happen that are beyond our control, Linda.

    God bless you- I am continuing to pray for you. xo Diana