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Q:

How long will it take us to get to heaven, once we die? Will it be like space travel is today, taking maybe millions of years to get there?


A:

No, our journey from earth to heaven won’t be like modern space travel, taking perhaps millions of years for us to arrive! Don’t let this concern you; when we die we won’t be bound any longer by the physical limitations we experience now.

Instead, the Bible tells us that if we know Christ, we will be in God’s presence immediately after we die. How is this possible? When we die, we enter into a whole new level of existence — an existence governed by spiritual rules. After recalling all the trials and problems we experience in this life, Paul declared, “We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8).

Never forget: You and I were not meant for this world alone. We were meant to live forever — and we will, because death is not the end. Death instead is like a doorway, ushering us into eternity either with God in heaven, or without God and without hope in that place of absolute despair the Bible calls hell. Not one word in the Bible about heaven should make you not want to go there — and not one word about hell in the Bible should make you want to go there.

Is heaven your hope? Do you know for sure that if you were to die tonight, you would be safely in God’s presence forever? You can be sure, by trusting Christ and what He did for you by His death and resurrection. Put your faith and confidence in Him today.

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26 Comments

  1. Meladee Stewart says:

    Reading this made me feel good, I just lost my Dad exactly 1 day ago as I type this and I lost my Mom 2 years ago May 30th. I am so lost and so sad, but thrilled they are together.

  2. Michael najarian says:

    What I read was somewhat comforting. I just lost someone dear to me and I have done a lot of bad. I want to go to heaven. How is it possible?

    1. BGEA says:

      Michael, you can be assured of heaven today! Will you take a moment to visit our site, Peace With God? It explains how you can have a relationship with Jesus and look forward to eternity with Him in heaven: https://peacewithgod.net/

  3. Judy says:

    What is the rapture? What is this 1000 years so many Christians speak of?

    1. BGEA says:

      Judy, this article may help answer your questions: https://billygraham.org/answer/what-is-the-rapture/

  4. Mary Hibbs says:

    The bible also says Jesus will walk the earth again. I read he will make earth likeness of the garden of edan. I also read the bible says you will lie in the ground a thousand and a thousand years before His return. So I’m confused how heaven is in the sky and how we can go to heaven before His return when we answer to Him at that time and then know if we go to heaven

  5. Kimora says:

    That was a nice speech

  6. Dennis Mendel says:

    WOW Thank you JESUS with tears in my eyes

  7. James Jackson jr. says:

    This question always on my mind.

  8. Donna says:

    I found comfort in this information. I lost my precious Mother in January, knowing she went to heaven. I lost a friend last night and was thinking of him and his family, praying tonight for him and his family. Blessings.

  9. Baidoo says:

    I will be there through the atoning blood of Jesus.