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  • James a melton on Galatians 6
    The Bible speaks of having Gates in Heaven, Why do you think that we will have Gates in Heaven, think about it
  • Chris - in Reply on Galatians 6
    Hi James. Are you referring to Genesis 28:17, "And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven." This story is about Jacob who had a dream & the LORD had spoken to him. Therefore, upon his awakening he believed that the place he was at was at the threshold (or, gate) of Heaven.

    There are references to other gates in Revelation 21:10-14 but these pertain to the New Jerusalem (not Heaven) prepared of God to be placed on the new Earth, an Earth where sin & its stain will no more be found. Were you thinking of another Scripture?
  • Blackfoot - in Reply on Galatians 6
    It's a metaphor . In ancient times many people's all over the world lived in what we now call gated communities . They lived in towns that were surrounded by walls and had one or maybe two entrances through a gate that was often guarded . This was for safety , they would leave these towns to work the land etc and come home to them at the end of their working days . The Bible is full of metaphors , sometimes these metaphors are also meant literally , it can take a while to get to grips with these things but the more you read the more you will get it .

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