Third Heaven? What are the First and Second Heavens?

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  1. Inquiring Mind

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    2 Cor 12:2-4

    2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

    3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth)

    4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

    What are the first and second heavens?
     
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    I have always considered the 1st heaven to be the Earth's atmosphere.
    2nd Heaven is space
    3rd Heaven is beyond the universe, where the throne is.
     
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    I do believe this is what the ancient peoples believed, I think I read that somewhere before.
     
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    Alternate theory:

    "First Heaven" is Alabama.
    "Second Heaven" is Smokehouse Bar-b-q.
    ...and THEN Tinytim's theory comes into play.
     
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    WHAT? no way... first heaven is WV... oh wait,.... that is "almost 3rd Heaven, WV." lol :tongue3:
     
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    Alabama's another planet, not another heaven.
     
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    :tonofbricks: <--------HoG, for insulting the First Heaven.


    :tongue3:
     
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    First heaven - Genesis 1 - the place where birds fly (the midsts of the heavens)

    Second heaven - the place where stars - solar systems - galaxies exist.

    3rd heaven - the physical location IN the universe (the place) where God's throne is in the universe - paradise according to Revelation.

    In Christ,

    Bob
     

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