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I want to speak today on the subject of ''Heaven.'' I invite you to turn in your Bible to the book of Revelation chapter 21 beginning with verse 1.
I love to preach about the subject of heaven. And I love to preach on heaven on Mother's Day because I realize that many of you have mothers who are in heaven, and grandmothers who are in heaven and today makes you think of them. It is a very special time. And I like to preach on heaven because heaven is such a wonderful subject.
You know the Bible teaches us there is a heaven, but we are told that in the heart of every man, there is a hope for heaven. The Bible says of man that God has put eternity in his heart. I believe there is a heaven because fairness says there must be a heaven. God must have a different place for Corrie Ten Boom to spend eternity than He does for Adolph Hitler. It would not be right, it would not be fair, if evil people and people like our blessed mothers had to spend eternity in the same place.
I believe in heaven not only because of fairness but also because of feeling. God has put an innate desire in man for eternal life, the life beyond the grave. Even Freud, the psychologist, said that the desire for a life beyond the grave, life after death, is the oldest and most insistent wish of mankind. In the Gallop poll recently taken we find that over 90% of people in America believe that there is life after death, that there is a place called heaven.
But that would not be enough because some could argue with fairness and some could argue with feeling, but I believe in heaven most of all because of faith. The word of God says there is a heaven. Jesus Himself said in John 14, ''Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father's house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you; I go to prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will co ...
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