What Is the First, Second, and Third Heaven?

the HeavensUsually, the first heaven is considered to be our atmosphere, the second heaven is the sky, stars, and galaxies we can see, and the third Heaven is paradise.

When referring to the present Heaven, where believers go when we die, I often use the term “intermediate Heaven” or “third Heaven,” which Paul used of the place he’d been taken (2 Corinthians 12:2).

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries