Billy Graham’s Answers on Heaven

By   •   May 22, 2014


Billy Graham has been asked many questions about heaven over the years. Here is a compilation of seven questions and answers published in Mr. Graham’s My Answer column.

Can you prove heaven exists? I’d like to believe in heaven, but I’m not sure I do.

The only way we could know for sure that heaven exists would be for someone to die and go there—and then come back to life and tell us about it. And that’s exactly what Jesus did…READ MORE

What happens to us the first minute after we die? Do we enter heaven immediately, or do our souls go into some kind of a sleep?

The Bible doesn’t answer all our questions about heaven and life after death—and the reason is because our minds are limited and heaven is far too glorious for us to understand…READ MORE

Can people in heaven see what’s happening here on earth?

The Bible does suggest that those who’ve entered heaven before us actually may know what is happening on earth…READ MORE

I have bad health. Why is God keeping me here? Is it wrong that I’d rather be in heaven?

No, it’s not wrong for us to yearn for heaven, particularly when the burdens of this life begin to press down upon us…READ MORE

Where exactly is heaven?  

No, you can’t see heaven with a telescope, because heaven exists beyond anything we can see. But that doesn’t mean heaven isn’t real. Heaven is even more “real” than the earth and the stars…READ MORE

Our baby died shortly after birth. Is he in heaven?

Your grief is real, and it won’t go away overnight—but take comfort in the fact that this little child is now in God’s presence forever…READ MORE

Is there any way I can really know if I’m going to heaven?

By His death on the cross He paid the price for our redemption, and now our sins are forgiven—completely…READ MORE

More Resources

Is heaven real? Read and share

Billy Graham’s daily devotional: Read here

The Heaven Answer Book by Billy Graham: Find here

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  1. Catherine Gibson says:

    I know our salvation and eternal life is based on Christ’s death for us if we have trusted Him. But I recently lost my sweet little bird I was close to. I asked the Lord for mercy and the granting of the desire of my heart to see her again in heaven where we will sing together for the Lord. Can there be some assurance of God restoring all creation in heaven and that I will be with loved ones and the pets I have loved on earth?

    1. Jacques Wibier says:

      I know the bible teaches there will be animals in heaven so why not yours as well. A god of love would not forget yours trust Him.

  2. Virginia Mcgraw says:

    I am saved&believe the Bible but sometimes heaven seems like a fairy tale. This worries me as I have some health issues. Please help me to have peace about this.

    1. Jacques Wibier says:

      Pray about this. God tests all of us in many ways. Remember the scriptures teach us “All things work for our good to those who truly love Him” I really do mean to pray earnestly about any and all issues of a troubling nature. These are faith builders.

  3. Patty Shay says:

    I have a question. I saw the movie Heaven Is For Real. I felt peaceful and comfortable as I watched. I “felt” the reason WHY I felt peaceful. I’ve been there. It was difficult to say it out loud when my husband asked, “What’s going on?” What do you think about experiences like these? I know exactly when and why and how I “went there”. I was five. I am 63 now. Thanks. Patty Shay

    1. Jacques Wibier says:

      What a wonderful testimony. I truly believe these are a sign to be shared. Thank you!

  4. Debbie says:

    Very Good article Reverend Graham. God has a plan for our lives and when we are faithful in our belief in him, we will be rewarded beyond our dreams when we are with him.

  5. p.sunthararaj zion prayer house says:

    prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21

  6. Michael Whittinghill says:

    I would honestly be honored to donate but I’m disabled and on a small government check I will pray that you all continue your great work it has moved me spiritually since I was rebaptised

  7. Lacey Ellis says:

    Please add me to your email list. Thanks Lacey

  8. Janie Adams says:

    Looking forward to this!

  9. Mona Sun says:

    Dr. Billy Graham, Rev. Franklin Graham and Dr. Anne Graham Lotz’ messages never fail to
    fill me with the HOLY SPIRIT, and empower me to be HIS humble servant in Faith, Hope and Love for HIS HONOR AND GLORY despite my human frailty.

  10. James Henry says:

    I enjoyed your heaven article.