Revelation 12: 7: Answering Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati

Can there be war at heaven?

Those which are colored in orange are Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels." (12:7.)

C. Whoever goes to the Christian heaven must greatly suffer on account of wars going on here. Let us bid farewell to such a heaven. This earth is as good as the Christian heaven? The place where wars are constantly raging and peace is conspicuous by its absence, suits the Christians nicely.

Answer: Again, as per Maharishi, the heaven can mean only one heaven. But that need not be the case. We are clearly told that there is heaven and heaven of heavens.

Let us read the Holy Bible itself to understand what this heaven means.

Ephesians 6: 11-12 Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 

Daniel 10:12-13 Then he said to me, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.  But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. 

Daniel 10:20 Then he said, "Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come.

It must be inferred from these passages that these fights are not at the heavenly heavens but at a lower realm.

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