Debates of heaven and hell have occurred even before Christ's coming to this world. People have always wondered what really happens when they die. Is there life after death? Where will I go? How can I get into heaven? These are questions I have personally heard all too often. This is most likely because in today's society, people have forgotten about basic biblical principals, and have given up any hope of life after death. Christ tells us that all we have to do is confess with our mouths, and believe in our hearts to be saved. It doesn't sound all that hard, but many simply choose to be in control of their own lives. They are the ones that we as Christians have been called to reach. They are the ones who may never see the joys of heaven, and only experience the agonies of hell.
Heaven is essentially the residence of the Lord, His son, Jesus Christ, and His legions of angels. Heaven is where all believers will go after death. It is a place being prepared for us by Christ. When things are ready, as Christ says, he will come back for us, so that we can be with Him for eternity. (John 14:2-3) The glory of heaven is beyond anything humans can comprehend. (1 Corinthians 2:9) The scriptures say that even the animal kingdom will become peaceful. (Isaiah 65:25) All those with ailments will be healed as it states in Isaiah; "Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb shout for joy." We are given a wonderful picture of heaven in Revelation; "Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of the street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and His bond-servants will serve Him; they will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.