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Fundraisers For Church July 30, 2012 at 5:06 am

I believe that heaven can not thoroughly be explained, even by the Scriptures,bible the bible talk about heaven is a real place and there are angels there who all day, and all night pray of GOD We really don’t know exactly where hell is but we do know that it is a real place and a place of unending torment.
i believe in bible and heaven and hell,
Are you?

Derek Hill July 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Excellent job again Jack. You articulated this so eloquently. I love your verses on heaven. It reminded me of a wonderful sermon I heard a few years back. Your conclusion was brilliant and reassuring to those who don’t have a relationship with Christ. Well done!

Derek

Jack Wellman August 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Thanks Derek. Hell is a difficult subject to mention, but the gospel must be told in its full entirety. As always, your “Barnabas-speak” is always edifying brother and I truly thank God for you friend.

Robert August 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Excellent article Jack,
So often we focus our attention on the things of the world so much that we lose sight of our real destination and our eternal purpose for being here. Thanks again for reminding us of our true destination and our commission of sharing the path to that destination with others. God bless you, brother.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Jack Wellman August 1, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Thank you Robert. I know that Jesus spoke more on hell than any other single topic so we reveal the realities of hell honestly. The good news means nothing unless we first tell them that bad news of God’s judgment. Thanks friend.

Chris Martel August 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Sorry Jack, I tried, Lord knows I tried, but the smart aleck just keeps coming out in me! The answer is simple:

HEAVEN is where you want to be

HELL is where you don’t want to be

any questions??? He! He!

Chris Martel August 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm

P.S.

Heaven is where GOD is
Hell is where GOD isn’t, not to mention it really is hot as hell!!!
I read the book 23 minutes in hell, great wakeup book!! One thing for sure, I DEFINITELY, POSITIVELY, WITHOUT A DOUBT do not want to go to hell, give me Heaven any day!

Jack Wellman August 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Amen Chris. That was my conclusion. Hell is the absence of God and light and heaven is not so much a place as it is a Person and the Person of God. Thanks brother. Love your sense of humor. Those who have good sense have a good sense of humor.

Ajayi kayode August 6, 2012 at 4:36 am

Hello jack,thank you for your words about heaven and hell,please is there a bible verse about where hell is it?

Jack Wellman August 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Thank you Ajayi. We have another writer here, Pam who wrote an article that contains Bible verses about hell at the link below. Let me say that we don’t know exactly where hell is but it’s not so much about where but about what it is like that makes hell what it is. It is utter darkness, eternal torment, and sheer and unending horror. See the link below for more on hell.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-about-hell-21-eye-opening-scriptures/

Pamela October 28, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I believe that heaven is your own personal place of beauty. If you can’t dream of what your heaven is…How do you know it exists?

I was born Christian. At the age of 13 I started having nightmares about the Holocaust. No one in my family was Jewish during World War II, or perished in concenctration camps. I am now 41. I have spent 2/3 of my life having nightmares. MOST people in this world have a choice in regard to viewing, learning, or seeing what happened during the Holocaust. I am not one of those fortunate souls. Are you?

I told no one about my nightmares for years.
At the age of 25…I finally told just one: My fiance.
He was the most wonderful man. And, in many ways he saved me like no other could.

3 months before our wedding, he died of a heart attack.
An hour before his heart attack, he called me like he always did on the telephone. The last thing that he said to me was:

I love you. I will always love you. It matters not if we are in the same dimension or universe…Wherever you are, I will be with you.

In no way was the chemistry in my brain ready for him to stop breathing on me. I have been to shrinks, and on pills for depression throughout my life. This sadness cannot be fixed. And, while I am still breathing and have physically kept going…I will forever feel abandoned.

Is heaven real? Yes, I do believe it is. Are there many mansions and palaces in it? Yes, I do believe there are.
If you were tortured…like those who perished in the Holocaust….I believe those souls went to a very special mansion in heaven….to an untouchable place that our eyes are not allowed to see. We don’t deserve to.

I believe if God is listening…then perhaps in my end–he will answer my only wish:

Give Barry back to me. Bring him back.

When I stop breathing?
I want to have that wedding that I never got to have on earth. I want all of my friends, family, and others who laughed at me…for believing in the theory of love…to be present. THEN they can witness me and say that I am no longer the sad one,
the depressed one,
or the one who stopped believing in the power of true love.

I don’t care about palaces or mansions.
What’s the point…if the person you love is not in it?

I don’t care if I never get to see the most beautiful places up there…It matters not to me.

I believe that if there is a heaven? It’s what you dream it will truly be. I want to have the wedding I never got to have. I want to be with Barry and travel around the universe discovering all of those things that we didn’t get to do together.

My largest fear is that when I stop breathing?
I’m aborted BACK in time….BACK to World War II, and forever stuck there as a jew…being persecuted in a concentration camp.

IF you believe in heaven?
It’s because you knew hell existed…first.

SATYA SHOBHAN DAS July 10, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Dear Sister in the Lord,

I am from India. My name is SATYA SHOBHAN DAS and I am 68. I read your heart rending thoughts over your lost love. I want to comfort you through these following few lines.
First of all, accept that you are one among the millions who have lost their most loved ones exactly as you have.
Secondly, accept that such love is physical and temporary: it dies away when we are gone from this physical world and we can NOT carry it with us to our next existence because this belongs to this temporal world.
Thirdly, what Barry told you before he departed can NOT be possible because he has no control on himself in his next existence – you too, will not have that in your next existence. I had told to my loving Daddy before he died and he replied, “Son, I will NOT be in my own control in my next existence”, and it is already more than 40 years now, nothing has happened according to my desire or wish.
Fourthly, accept that you can not go to him and he can not come to you.
Fifthly accept that God is in control of everything in his creation and nobody can override His will, rather, we all have to accept His will and this acceptance can only be possible if we know Him, obey Him and love Him. Job is an example: read what he said in Job 1:21 and 2:9,10. Also read Habakkuk 3:17-18.
Sixthly, we can not live with our spouse eternally. This is a hard truth. Recently a “Just Married” happy couple were returning home from the place of marriage, met with an accident on road, the groom died on the spot, but the bride came out unscathed. It was a pretty love marriage, too!
Seventhly, we should not, therefore, be too much attached to such worldly relationships which we only make, but rather we should know the unfailing love of our Creator, Father, who gave Himself in love for us, and love Him more than anything in the world. This love can be carried into our next eternal existence.
Dear Sister, whenever you are in mental trouble please try to sing this song (you can get the complete recorded song from the internet), and I am sure, the Lord will fill your heart with His comfort and peace as He has also given me! May the peace of God be with you – Shalom!

What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

Sincerely yours,
Satya Shobhan Das
e-mail:[email protected]
Ph: 91-9937347043.

Deborah January 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Great read, Does it really matter where Heaven or Hell is? , all that seems to matter is: wow what an opportunity for us Gentiles.

Tim January 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm

This is awesome. It’s spoken perfectively the way it should. I honestly believe that the time the lord comes is unknown.

Tim January 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I have a question also about the paranormal. Will the people of God seen in the form of a apparition frighten you?

Jack Wellman January 2, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Hello Tim. Thank you for your question sir. I am a bit confused by your question which was, ” Will the people of God seen in the form of a apparition frighten you?” Do you mean when or if the people of God (Christians?) see an apparition, will it frighten them? Are you talking about “ghosts” or demons? Not sure what you mean. The paranormal involve fallen angels called demons and they have no power over us and can not make us fearful.

ola May 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Are you on facebook Jack? Pls reply to this message with your fb Id, love to read more from you thanks.

Jack Wellman May 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Hello Ola. My facebook page is:

https://www.facebook.com/JacksonWellman?ref=tn_nonslim

Also, our website has a Facebook page too at:

https://www.facebook.com/WhatChristiansWantToKnow

Please check u s out as we have many of our articles posted on it and “Like” it if you want to. Thank you Ola.

muyiwa green June 26, 2013 at 3:31 am

Thank you sir jack wellman..am really impressed with these subjects(heaven and hell)..heaven is a place where God is…but about hell i was told that its in the underworld…please i need an explanation?

Jack Wellman June 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Hello Muyiwa Green. Please re-read the end of the article with the section called Where is Hell? There is no “underworld” that hell is supposed to be. Please read the end of this article and find out what the Bible says about hell. It doesn’t matter WHERE it is but that it is a place of torment from which there is no escape. Thank you for your question sir.

Aubrey Padilla May 19, 2014 at 3:48 am

More likely Hell can be located using these biblical verses…

John 8:23 and proverbs 15:24 “The way of life [is] above to the wise, That he may depart from hell beneath.”

Aubrey Padilla May 19, 2014 at 3:52 am

More likely Hell can be located using these biblical verses…

John 8:23 and proverbs 15:24 “The way of life [is] above to the wise, That he may depart from hell beneath.”

Robert Anderson December 10, 2013 at 7:36 am

Reading articles like this always make me feel better. I am only 18 years old but since i was about 13/14 years old I have started to become terrified of dying. I have always been a Christian and have accepted Christ as my Saviour, but I still do not feel I am good enough to enter Heaven when I die, I sin, and I know we are all sinners, but I feel that when I do it has been one too many. I always pray at night. For the days He has given me and for giving me the knowledge to know Him, I always ask that he forgive me of my sins too.. But I still have sleepless nights thinking about what if He does not see that I am worthy of entering Heaven? Is there anything that I can do to reassure myself? I know this might sound silly to some but my most important goal in this life is to make it to Heaven and pass this test that is life.

Thank you for posting this article.
Robert Anderson

Jack Wellman December 10, 2013 at 7:50 am

Mr. Anderson, this is not silly at all and I so respect what you wrote that you feel unworthy to enter heaven. The fact is that not one of us humans who have repented and trusted in Christ are worthy but He makes us worthy (2 Cor 5:21) and that’s why it is called grace. It is free, it is unmerited and it is unearned which none of us deserve. That is the definition of grace. If you pray and read your Bible every night and perhaps focus on the Gospel of John and then the books of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John, I believe these will make you feel more secure. The very fact that you feel unworthy shows that you see yourself as a sinner and that we can’t possibly make it on our own but it is a matter of trusting God and what Jesus says (i.e. John 6:37, 39 & John 10:28-29). Read John including the books of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John and I believe you will feel better sir and thank you for your concerns sir.

Marceli January 22, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Heaven can only be in extra dimensions beyond our four of time-space. Currently Science has very little knowledge about it. The general relativity string theory and quantum entanglement phenomena accepting existing of extra dimensions as reality. We need still wait maybe very long time until Science in physics to discover it and this will be reality like anything else which each beyond our senses. Alternatively God will uncover for us heavenly physics by joining heaven and our planet into one common use reality to live in. This fact Jesus promised us on his second coming, which sounds interesting for me.

CK November 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm

THE FIRST HEAVEN IS WHILE ONE IS NOT ACCOUNTABEL TO GOD,THE SECOND HEAVEN IS WHEN ONE IS SAVED,THE THIRD HEAVEN IS THE FINAL DESTINY

Drake July 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

I think that you are completely correct. Heaven is an undescribable place.
think about the feeling that we will obtain when we see our long lost loved ones again after them being dead and what feeling and what impact that will have on us when we are there.

moses chishala October 4, 2015 at 11:03 am

Dear Jack Wellman, your article was great reading and learning for me! See also if you could access my God inspired book navicy.wix.com/understanding. Share extensively with others. God richly bless you. Thanks.

George Vreeland Hill December 13, 2015 at 1:42 am

Christ is the only answer.
Stop living a lie.
Anything else you seek means nothing.

George Vreeland Hill

Likafi May 30, 2016 at 7:37 am

i love what all of us are saying for the word is truth. And as we ponder and image as it has always been from generations unto generations over this lone issue, that is how we shall never reach the limit. Some say hell is where God is not present. Did the word say there is a place where God is not present which is called Hell? For God is present everywhere and he created everything. Read in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. why do we go ways which we are not to go. Only him knows what we are looking. even the things that he created in the heavens and the earth just saw themselves existing and everything is so good. My brethren Heaven is seen. if you want to see it, only one thing is possible. To know more get to me and he will see you through.

Claudy francois July 25, 2016 at 11:04 pm

Thank you god fore send jesus christ in the earth to save us …

Lorraine Garner August 14, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Does the Bible (I use the KJV version) say in any place that hell is in the center of the earth?

Jack Wellman August 14, 2016 at 3:34 pm

Hello Lorraine. I have not found a Bible verse that says hell is in the center of the earth. We’re to have new heavens and a new earth after Jesus returns (Rev 21:1-5).

Musawenkosi December 19, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Let us try to practice to understand the spiritual operation. Because we cannot understand the things of the spirit in flesh.Be spiritually fit at all time.

Manspear October 3, 2017 at 3:57 am

Heaven is a real place. In the story of the tower of babel, the bible states that if the people talk in one voice they will be able to build a tower that reaches heaven. Therefore, God changed their voices(languages) so that they no longer understood one another.

Philip Hinton November 15, 2019 at 11:43 am

Hi Jack,
Regarding your phrase “This is an immense city that Bible scholar’s estimate will span about 1,300 square miles wide, 1,300 square miles long and 1,300 square miles high. The square footage is in the billions!”.
Remove the first three “square”s; you’re mixing one-dimensional lineal measurements with two-dimensional.

Jack Wellman November 15, 2019 at 12:10 pm

Hello Mr. Hinton. I see your point. It was corrected sir. Also, the more accurate length is said to be 1,400 miles wide, long, & high, so I corrected it also. Thank you for pointing this out to us.

Philip Hinton November 16, 2019 at 12:50 pm

No problem, Jack.
A useful technique is to paste all the text into a program like Microsoft Word and run the spelling and grammar checker; this will pick up a lot of the typos, etc, in the text. However, one thing it didn’t pick up when I tried it was the phrase “… Bible scholar’s estimate …” which, in context, should of course be “… Bible scholars estimate …”.





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