Heaven-Hell


“Heaven and hell are real
places and the immediate and
eternal destination of people
after they physically die. Those
who have received Christ as their
Lord and Savior go immediately
to Heaven upon death and those
who have not received Jesus as
Lord and Savior go immediately to Hell.
There is no crossing over from one to the other.”

Heaven is where God dwells with His angels. The Bible refers to three heavens. These are the Earth’s atmosphere, space, and the spiritual Heaven where God resides.
When a Believer dies physically, his or her spirit is immediately transferred to Heaven and resides face to face with Jesus.

We know Heaven exists because Jesus referred to it many times (
Matthew 5:12; 6:9; 16:19; Luke 21:11). He declared that as being His home before descending to Earth and that He was returning there.

Jesus told of Heaven and Hell in
Luke 16:19-31. He revealed to us the reality of them as places and the finality of our residence in one of the other as well as the immediacy of our arrival after death (see also 2 Corinthians 5:8, Philippians 1:23, Luke 23:43).

Hell is described as a place of torment and separation from God where it’s occupants will be ever thirsty and in agony. They will be conscious, possess full use of their faculties and memory. The second death is after the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:14) and the wicked dead are thrown into the lake of fire.


WHO IS SATAN?

“Satan is a spiritual being originally created by God as one of the cherubim (Lucifer). He is the accuser of the Brethren and the Prince of the Air.”



Lucifer resided in Heaven and rebelled against God. He and 1/3 of the angels were cast out of Heaven (
Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:11-15; Luke 10:18). He spends his time rebelling against God seeking to devour anyone and everyone unto death. His privilege of access to humans will one day be removed.

He is also known as the Prince of the Air (
Ephesians 2:2). God committed to him the power of death upon earth (Hebrews 2:14) and for a time still has access to God as the accuser of the brethren (Genesis 3; Job 1:6-12; Revelation 12:10).