By Dr. Clyde Dupin
A Place Called Heaven
In America about 85% of the people, to some extent, believe in the Christian faith. About three percent are Jewish and one percent are Muslims. They all have some concept of Heaven. To understand heaven, and sort out the false from the truth, one must turn to the Bible.
In John 14 Jesus talks about Heaven. He tells His followers He will go and prepare a place for them and someday come for them. Christ makes it plain and simple that He is the way to Heaven. Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life.” To get to this beautiful place we must believe in Jesus Christ and follow Him.
There are about 4,300 religions in our world. These include many beliefs, and they vary so much they all can’t be right. There are about 2.1 billion Christians in our world. The Muslims claim 1.2 billion followers and there are about 14 million Jews and 350 million Buddhists.
The Christian believes Heaven will be a place of unending peace, joy, tranquility, love and worship of God. All mourning will be over and there will be no tears. They will forever be together with their family and friends. It will be a city prepared by God for people who have accepted His Son, Jesus Christ, as their Savior. God will be the light of the city and there will be no sun. There will be no need for earthly pleasures there. Joy will come from being one with God roaming the vast city and universe in another dimension. Those who have been born again have an inner peace now that someday heaven will be their eternal home. (April 2021)