On Heaven
Dr. David Smith

  1. The First Heaven : Our Atmosphere - The troposphere ( able to sustain life - 6 miles out maximum ), the stratosphere ( beyond the clouds ), the ionosphere ( beyond the stratosphere - affects transmission of radio waves, about beyond 30 miles above earth ), the exosphere ( the outermost region of a planet's atmosphere )
  2. The Second Heaven : The regions beyond our atmosphere - includes planets, stars, solar systems
  3. The Third Heaven : The abode of God
    John ( Rev. 4:1 ) was caught up to there; so was Paul ( 2 Cor. 12:2 )

More facts

  1. It is a prepared place for saints of God. ( Jn. 14:2,3, 23 )
  2. It is where Christ ascended to bodily and is seated at the right hand of God ( Acts 1:11; Col. 3:1 )
  3. There is no marriage in heaven ( Mt. 22:30 )
  4. Phil 3:20 - our citizenship is in heaven