Many people think of heaven as a formless cloud where people will have a kind of blind, blissful awareness. Or they think of heaven as a vast plane with a ground and a sky, but their thinking doesn’t go beyond this. It’s also common for people to give up on pondering what heaven is like because they label it as incomprehensible, but scripture clearly states that this is not the case. Heaven is composed of three realms: the sky, outer space, and a glorified planet where God’s throne is. No, I'm not a Mormon―this information can be read in Strong's Enhanced Lexicon by referencing the translation of the word heaven. Each of these locations contains places much like the visible Earth. There are numerous descriptions of all the unseen realms in scripture. Romans 1:20 explains that these realms can be understood with precision, using descriptions of the visible things on Earth, and there’s nothing confusing about them at all. In fact, in today’s age of advanced science, technological wonders and creative science fiction writers, we most likely can have a clearer picture of what heaven is really like more than any generation preceding us—without actually seeing it in person.
A great deal of science fiction actually comes from various theories postulated in the field of quantum physics. The concept of a multiverse, dubbed string theory, is taken seriously by many mainstream scientists.1 David Deutsch, premier scientist and winner of the Paul Dirac Medal and Prize, describes the concept of a multiverse in depth in his book, The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes and Its Implications. (Deutsch also contains a link to “SetiAtHome” on his Web site, with a blurb stating, “My contribution to the UFO debate,” indicating his belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life.)2 While I certainly don’t agree with his ideas espousing evolution, his concept of a multiverse is biblically accurate.
To many, the field of quantum physics is nothing more than gibberish, but to the Department of Defense and Department of Energy, practical applications for such gibberish are at the heart of their research and development projects. On the Defense Tech Web site, a controversial paper was published a few years back, that outlines information about a motor that will propel a craft through another dimension at incredible speeds!3 That’s right—another dimension, and I read this on a respected science Web site. Professor Jochem Hauser, one of the scientists involved with this new technology, was coordinating with NASA and the Air Force over the matter. He hoped to build a test device when the article was published; that device may now exist, though if it does, it's out of the public eye for now. The science and technology section of Scotsman.com states the following about this hyperspace drive:
The hypothetical device, which has been outlined in principle but is based on a controversial theory about the fabric of the universe, could potentially allow a spacecraft to travel to Mars in three hours and journey to a star 11 light years away in just 80 days, according to a report in today’s New Scientist magazine.4
Imagine how difficult it would be to dismiss all extraterrestrial life as a supernatural hoax, if in fact we are the ones that discover extraterrestrial life on other worlds prior to public disclosure.
The Z machine, an X-ray generator of enormous power developed by Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico (and funded by the Department of Energy), might be used to test some of the basic science behind the functionality of the proposed hyperspace drive.5 As for the Z machine, it’s somewhat of an enigma as well. It generates an X-ray that lasts only for billionths of a second, but equates to 210 trillion watts, which is estimated at eighty times the entire world’s output of electricity.6
The multidimensional nature of the universe is a biblical reality, and science is getting to the point of discovering this reality with physical proof. I don’t need scientific proof like this, however. I feel as if I’ve always known that the heavens are close enough to see with my own eyes. I live with the knowledge that my ability to see into the first heaven is but the mere tuning of a dial that any angel is capable of adjusting. Nevertheless, even without an alteration of glory, or special technology, everyone has the opportunity to look through the first heaven and at the second heaven directly, every single night, just by gazing at the night sky. Any one of the stars in the night sky may be a sun with inhabited, orbiting planets.
Understanding that the universe at large is actually synonymous with heaven in the Bible brings new meaning to a collection of terms the Bible uses to describe life in the heavens. In short, reality is actually like Star Wars, yet God, (a personal being rather than an impersonal “Force”), the creator of all things, resides in the center of that reality. He rules in supreme power over the vastness of the multidimensional cosmos, and before Him an ancient war amidst countless beings of unfathomable power is coming to its conclusion on Earth. Simply read the following scriptures with the understanding that heaven is outer space, and picture how the story comes to life:
Rev 12:12 [Bold emphasis added]
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
Rev 13:6 [Bold emphasis and bracketed comments added added]
And he [the Antichrist] opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven [is this an indication of intergalactic war?].
Col 1:15-18 [Bold emphasis and bracketed comments added]
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones [could this indicate kingdoms in outer space?], or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
For Christians, many questions are raised with this conclusion I derive here. Did Jesus have to die on all the planets in the universe with life, in order to save extraterrestrials as well? If there is life in outer space, then why is everything coming to a final climax on Earth, of all places? What makes Earth significant? And why was the devil cast to the Earth, anyway? Each of these questions deserves its own article - or book.
Believe it or not, there are Biblical answers to all these questions, and these answers begin with a history lesson that predates Adam and Eve, but this information spans beyond the scope of this article. For those who want a shortcut to the answer to these questions and more, I recommend my last book, Aliens and the Antichrist: Unveiling the End Times Deception. The electronic version of this book is posted on my website for free. I also recently published a new book that delves even deeper into these mysteries: The Strong Delusion: Invasion of an Otherworldly Islam.
1. Amanda Gefter, “Is string theory in trouble?” NewScientist.com, http://www.newscientist.com/channel/fundamentals/quantum-world/mg18825305.800 (accessed December 27, 2005).
2. David Deutsch, Homepage, http://www.qubit.org/people/david/index.php?path=Home (accessed December 29, 2005).
3. Noah Shachtman, “Real-Life Hyperspace Drive,” Military.com, http://www.defensetech.org/archives/002065.html (accessed January 12, 2006).
4. Ian Johnston, “Welcome to Mars Express: Only a Three Hour Trip,” Scotsman.com, Scottish News, Sports & Scottish Headlines Direct from Scotland, http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=16902006 (accessed January 12, 2006).
6. Neal Singer, “Another dramatic climb toward fusion conditions for Sandia Z accelerator,” Sandia National Laboratories, http://www.sandia.gov/media/z290.htm (accessed January 12, 2006).