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Are the streets in heaven really paved with gold? I've heard that all my life but I'm not sure if it's found in the Bible.


Almost the last chapter in the Bible describes what heaven will be like, and one of the things it tells us is that “the great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass” (Revelation 21:21).

Although this is hard for us to imagine, it reminds us that heaven is far more glorious than anything we will ever know in this life. Every picture of heaven the Bible paints for us is beyond our understanding but assures us of heaven’s beauty and splendor. This world is imperfect and subject to decay, but heaven’s perfect beauty will never fade. When God gave the apostle John a glimpse of heaven’s glory, his immediate response was to worship (see Revelation 22:8).

The most important truth about heaven, however, is that God will be there. No evil will ever touch us, but we will be safely in God’s presence forever. The Bible says, “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 (Christ) is its lamp” (Revelation 21:23). Think of it: In Heaven “we will be with the Lord forever” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)!

Is heaven your destination? Do you know beyond doubt that someday you will go to be with Christ forever? You can, by turning to Him in faith and trusting Him alone for your salvation. God’s promise is for you: “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life” (John 3:36).

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  1. john noronha says:

    My comments are apart from the above story. After going through the story of creation of the earth. I immediately started in believing God. But on the other hand my son does not believe in him. He tells me that God has given me sorrows throughout my life. Please comment if possible.

  2. Janice Smith says:

    Needed this info to convince daughter that her father was in heaven with God and that he was no longer in pain. Thank you

  3. johnny wright says:

    Does saying the street are made of gold and pearl gates imply that treasure has some value in heaven . who would care what the streets are made of as long as no one has to sleep out on them..

  4. REV 21:21 Say. The streets of the New Jerusalem, not Heaven.. To me this is a difference. This city is yet to come right? says:

    Yes, I have made my reservations for heaven and looking to see Jesus soon. I live my life for Him. PTL. I don’t understand how those that do not serve Him do without HIm. He paid a price for all that will open their hearts door to HIm I am 81 yr of age and I receive Jesus as my personal savior when I was about four years old.. My Daddy was a fill in preacher and he taught all of us kid (6) to serve the Lord with all our heart and soul. God is so good. I have been hearing those say that heaven has streets of gold or He or she is in a better place and are walking on streets of gold. That is why I am asking this question..

  5. Larry Laporte says:

    I beleve in jesus he died for me on the cross for my sins

  6. Larry.Laporte says:

    I believe in Jesus, he died for me on the cross.

  7. Victoria Arnold says:

    I can’t wait to finish my assignment on earth and get back home to live in my golden home in the Presence of God for 10 000 years and forevermore! Jesus Is Lord! Thank you God’s General Billy Graham! Shalom!

  8. Alexx says:

    I would love to save as many souls as possible so that we all can see the streets of gold together.

  9. Josh Smith says:

    Isn’t Revelation 21 talking about the new Jerusalem on the new earth, not heaven?