Creationist heaven, Part 2

In the first installment of Creationist Heaven, we looked at the unity of heaven as envisioned by the writer of Genesis, and how it was intimately linked with the earth as a part of God’s creation. Today, let’s look at heaven as a physical place located above the earth, where God and the angels look down upon men. We’ll start with the story of “Jacob’s Ladder”

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Creationist heaven

One of the chief problems with creationism is a lack of consistency, not just in how they approach science, but in how they approach their own Scriptures as well. A good example of this is how they approach the subject of heaven. Having had various forms of air travel since the first balloon flights in the late 1700’s, we tend to forget that heaven was originally a physical place located in the skies above the earth (and above Palestine in particular). Nowadays, of course, science has revealed that this was not correct, and Christians have moved heaven into a kind of immaterial, spiritual realm where it can be safe from scientific prying. But is that a biblically valid strategy, according to a young-earth creationist approach to Scripture?

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