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Many of Paul’s references to heaven repeat what we have seen elsehwere. Thus:

“I know a man in Christ,” Paul says in 2 Cor 12:2, “who who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know?God knows. […]

2 Corinthians 5 fits in many ways with the concerns of the re-made spiritual body of 1 Corinthains 15. So here is our text for today:

Paul’s next reference to heaven is 1 Cor 8:5, and it speaks of false gods whether in heaven or on earth, and it doesn’t do much for this discussion. But 1 Cor 15:47 does:

Romans 10:6 is not an easy text to understand. Here it is in context:

The three remaining texts in Acts do not add to the picture but prop up what is already standing tall and clear: Acts 14:15 tells us that God made “heaven and earth and sea” and 17:24 that God is the […]

Paul can say he saw a light flash from “heaven” in Acts 9:3, and probably just mean “up” or “in the skies.” But, Peter’s observations about his vision open up the heavens for us:

Acts 7 also has a very interesting reference to “heaven.” Here are three texts in Acts 7:

Acts 4 has two references to heaven, and neither opens up new vistas for us on the meaning of heaven.

We are in a series that seeks to examine what “heaven” refers to in the NT, and we are particularly searching to see if “heaven” is the eternal destiny. In other words, is heaven the intermediate state or the divine […]