20 Bible Quotes About What Heaven Is Like

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Everyone wants to go to Heaven if they aren't sure it exists. The Bible talks about heaven. The word 'Heaven' is mentioned 622 in the King James Bible, (NIV 422 times).

How far is Heaven?

According to the Bible, there are three Heavens in total. The Book of Genesis says that there are three Heavens, and the furthest is called "The Heavens of Heavens'. (Genesis 28:12)

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What is Heaven?

It is believed to be at the throne of God. Deuteronomy and the book of Kings describe Heaven as the home of the saints, where choirs of angels sing. Heaven is a spiritual place of peace, harmony, and filled with God's love.

When a person dies, they are gathered up by angels and taken to be with God where his Kingdom awaits. If you've ever lost someone you love, you hope to see them again up in Heaven.

From hymns in the church to rap songs on the radio, Heaven is a place everyone hopes to be one day when Earth is no longer your living option.

What is Heaven like?

Some people fear they will never make it to Heaven because it's a perfect place, free of sin. There is no hate in Heaven. There's no sadness, anxiety, fear, or malice. There is no racism, no sexism, no depression, no money. It is said to be perfect.


Humans have always been obsessed with the idea of Heaven. We make movies about it like What Dreams May Come, and TV shows like "The Good Place" and "Good Omens". There are songs, books, discussion groups, and podcasts all dedicated to the idyllic utopia. But why are we so obsessed?

How do you get to Heaven?

According to the Bible, we must starve ourselves of many earthly temptations to forge our way into Heaven. As the Bible states many times Heaven isn't promised. It is also impulsively challenging for we don't know what Heaven is told hold.

If we live our lives by the book, are we sure to like it there? And lastly, there is no proof of Heaven, so we must all live in pursuit of a promised land that we have only heard tell about. We must rely only on faith, that we are doing what is correct, to chisel our way into paradise.

If you wonder what Heaven is like or hope to make it there one day, here are 20 quotes about Heaven.

1. Heaven is hope.

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.” — Erma Bombeck


2. Heaven is all around us.

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” — Henry David Thoreau

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3. We will find joy in Heaven.

“Joy is the serious business of Heaven.” — ​C.S. Lewis

4. Heaven is a promise.

“I have all that I need here and heaven hereafter! How much richer could anybody want to be?” — Lester Roloff

5. To have something in heaven, practice love.

“The way you store up treasure in heaven is by investing in getting people there.” —​ Rick Warren

6. Hope to earn a spot in Heaven.

“Life, if properly viewed in any aspect, is great, but mainly great when viewed in its relation to the world to come.” — ​Albert Barnes


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7. God lives in Heaven.

“The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.” —​ Psalm 14:2

8. Heaven is full of Saints!

“There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below.” — Charles Spurgeon

9. Heaven is home.

“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” — Philippians 3:20

10. Heaven is a blessing.

“Those who go to Heaven ride on a pass and enter into blessings that they never earned, but all who go to hell pay their own way.” — John R. Rice


11. Good people go to Heaven.

“I would rather go to heaven alone than go to hell in company.” — R.A. Torrey

12. Heaven is worth waiting for.

“To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here.” — Jonathan Edwards

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13. Heaven is perfect.

“Heaven will be the perfection we’ve always longed for. All the things that made Earth unlovely and tragic will be absent in heaven.” — ​Billy Graham

14. Heaven is forever.

“Heaven – the treasury of everlasting life.” — William Shakespeare

15. There is no pain in heaven.

“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” — George Moore


16. Heaven is amazing.

“This is what I want in heaven … words to become notes and conversations to be symphonies.” — Tina Turner

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17. The road to Heaven is long.

“The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.” — Jonathan Edwards


18. Heaven is God's love personified.

“For love is heaven, and heaven is love.” —​ Walter Scott

19. Heaven is for souls.

“Heaven will be inherited by every man who has heaven in his soul.” —​ Henry Ward Beecher

20. Love is of Heaven.

“The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings.” — Plato

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