OLD TESTAMENT UNDERSTANDING OF HEAVEN

Jison Saju Joseph Lecturer New Theological College Dehradun In the Old Testament, though there are beliefs of afterlife from story of Enoch (Gen. 5:24), beliefs on heaven and resurrection gained more importance during the period of early Judaism. Thus we see more...

CONCEPT OF HEAVEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

Rev. Shiju M. George Faculty India Bible College & Seminary Kumbanad The Bible presents the heaven and the earth as two separate realms. In New Testament ‘Heaven’ refers both to the abode of God, as well as to the place of eternal habitation for those who obey God...

TEACHING OF HEAVEN IN OTHER RELIGIOUS FAITHS

Rev. Dr. Mathew Varkey Faculty India Bible College and Seminary Former Secretary Kerala Auxiliary Bible Society of India Introduction The concept of heaven is so important and vital in Christian theology. The Bible says that our heavenly father is preparing a...

SEVEN PARADISES AND MULTIPLE HEAVENS

Pastor P. J. Daniel Thiruvananthapuram Faculty India Bible College and Seminary Kumbanad “Paradise” is a charming word to all, irrespective of religion and culture. The etymology of Paradise is from the Greek word ‘paradeisos’ means ‘garden’, ‘pleasure grounds’,...

THY WILL BE DONE

Finny Jacob Former journalist and political analyst who worked in a major Indian newspaper and later at the U.S. diplomatic mission in India. Currently he works in the field of Bible Translation and writes and teaches on Christian themes “…Thy will be done on...

CHRISTIAN LIFE-HEAVEN ON EARTH

Rev. Gibson Joy Serves as the youth pastor with the Assembly of God Church in Lucknow. His wife Janet serves as a counselor. Both Janet and Gibson have committed themselves to a life of knowing and serving the Lord and His people. My son Caleb is four years old now....