Do you want to go to heaven?
Go behind the pearly gates.
Hear from God directly.
Learn the Truth.
We are going to get to the bottom (or top) of this issue one way or another.
Where is Heaven?
How do I get there?
What if I did something wrong?
Can I really be forgiven?
What if I picked the wrong road and just got lost?
Can I change my mind? Try another path?
Is there hope? Am I doomed?
Are we are all doomed? Is the End Near?
Maybe there is nothing at all? Then, what do I do?
Are there really space aliens?
What are we going to do if they land and walk among us?
Would they save us? Would they destroy us? Have they been here all along?
Am I the reincarnation of a spirit that actually lives outside my body?
How can I go to the place where this spirit came from??
Did I really choose to come back as me?
So many questions and so many ideas.
Are we all talking about the same, or are there really many types of Heaven?
How did we ever get this lost?
We will find people that know the answers to these questions, and bring their stories to you.
We believe the truth is out there..
YOU GET TO HEAVEN BY BELIEVING IN FREEDOM
OTHER PEOPLE THINK HEAVEN IS WAY UP IN THE SKY
SOME PEOPLE SEE GOD WHEN THEY LOOK UP
SOME ARE LOST AND FALL FROM THE SKY
SO HOW DO YOU GET TO HEAVEN?
WILL MUSIC AWAKEN YOU ?
CAN MANNEQUINS CAN COME TO LIFE?
IS THERE A NEVER ENDING SUNNY DAY?
SURELY THE POPE KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON
What is Heaven
The idea of Heaven as a physical place has existed since the dawn of religion and human civilization. In some early religions (such as the Ancient Egyptian faith), Heaven was a physical place far above the Earth in a "dark area" of space where there were no stars, basically beyond the Universe. Departed souls would undergo a literal journey to reach Heaven, along the way to which there could exist hazards and other entities attempting to deny the reaching of Heaven.
One popular medieval view of Heaven was that it existed as a physical place above the clouds and that God and the Angels were physically above, watching over man. With the dawn of the Age of Reason, science began to challenge this notion; however Heaven as a physical place survived in the concept that it was located far out into space, and that the stars were "lights shining through from heaven".
Several works of written and filmed science fiction have plots in which Heaven can be reached by the living through technological means. An example is Disney film The Black Hole, in which a manned spacecraft found both Heaven and Hell located at the bottom of a Black Hole.
In the modern age of science and space flight the idea that Heaven is a physical place in the observable universe has largely been abandoned. Religious views, however, still hold Heaven as having a dual status as a concept of mind or heart, but also possibly still physically existing in some way on another "plane of existence", or perhaps at a future time. According to science there are unobservable areas of the universe (everywhere beyond earth's Particle horizon), although by their very nature it is not possible to observe them.
Getting into Heaven
Religions that teach about heaven differ on how (and if) one gets into it. In most, entrance to Heaven is conditional on having lived a "good life" (within the terms of the spiritual system). A notable exception to this is the 'sola fide' belief of mainstream Protestantism, which takes emphasis off having lived a "good life" and teaches that entrance to heaven is conditional on belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ assuming the guilt of the sinner, rather than any other good or bad 'works' one has participated in. Dual-covenant theology is a variant of this belief that exempts Jews from having to adopt Jesus as savior as a condition for entry to Heaven. Many religions state that those who do not go to heaven go to a place of punishment, Hell, which may or may not be eternal (see Annihilationism). A very few (the followers of universalism) believe that everyone will go to Heaven eventually, no matter what they have done or believed on earth. Some religions believe in other afterlives.
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