What are the Differences Between Paradise and Heaven in the Bible?

Paradise vs Heaven

Are heaven and paradise the same thing?  Did the thief on the cross go to heaven or paradise?Paradise is… Jesus told the thief on the cross “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” but where is paradise (Luke 23:43)?  Is this heaven or is it a different place?  Jesus told the church at Ephesus “To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God” (Rev 2:7) so apparently paradise is where God is at because it is called the “Para … [Read more...]

The Gates of Hell

Gates of Hell

Are there literal gates of hell?  What does the Bible say about this?  What did Jesus say about the gates of hell?Where are you Headed? I heard the late Adrian Rogers once describe a young man that was trying to find a bar in Chicago. It was literally called The Gates of Hell. Yes, there was an actually bar called The Gates of Hell. I am not sure if it is still there or not but the literal gates of hell are. This certainly does not sound like a place you would want to visit but a young man h … [Read more...]

Seven Characteristics of Heaven

C.S. Lewis aim at heaven

Every believer looks forward to living in the Kingdom of Heaven. What are some of the characteristics that make heaven something to look forward too with eager expectation?Heaven on Earth C.S. Lewis once said to “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you’ll get neither.” C.S. Lewis had an eager expectation for being in heaven. If we live with the end in mind we can more easily endure what we have to live with today. Before the fall of mankind, it was like heaven on … [Read more...]


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