Wednesday, July 14

What is the "Empty Space" Behind the North Star?

In recent years, there has been much speculation as to what exactly is behind the North Star, Polaris. Polaris, as described by NASA, is actually three close stars. 3 is an important number, mind you. NASA has also discovered that unlike any other star, there is an Empty Space behind the North Star. There is the Star, then behind it, empty space, more so than with any other heavenly body.

What is behind this North Star? Many Biblical Scholars, such as Dr. Tim LaHaye, one of the writers of the Best-Selling Left Behind Series, believes that this could be the location of the Third Heaven, God's Throne Room.

What is the Third Heaven? There are three "heavens." The first - Earth's Atmosphere and the Ground. The second - Outer Space, Realm of the Stars. The third - God's Abode. The Third Heaven is where the saved go when they die, where the Angels of God, the 24 Elders, Jesus, and the Four Headed Creatures reside. (For more on the "Third Heaven," see here.)

Revelation speaks of God's Great White Throne being a fixed location. Many people who support this theory point to Job 26:7, which says, "He spreads out the northern skies over empty space, he suspends the earth over nothing."

Supporters point to the fact that before NASA discovered this "empty space," it was largely unknown, and could not have been discovered during the time of Moses. (Moses was the one who wrote the Book of Job, or so tradition goes.) That being said, the point out that only God could have known this, and conveyed it to whomever wrote Job.

Now... many claim that there is no "empty space." Of course, space does not end behind the North Star. But there is a large area behind Polaris that has... nothing. As mentioned, Stars and Galaxies are found in all directions, but regardless, there is still an empty space in the northern sky.

No, heaven has not been seen by telescopes. Yes, it is possible that Heaven exists in the northern sky, but it is also possible that Heaven exists in a distant part of the Universe, maybe the Center of the Universe, or in another dimension entirely.

Would it make sense for Heaven to be north? Of course it would. The "Fall of Lucifer," when he was cast out of Heaven, would make perfect sense. The fact that we point up to Heaven, and point down to Hell (where many believe, and some scripture supports this, that Hell is the Core of the Earth), would support this. Job would support this.

Also, while the North Star may move, it is still in a near-fixed location. God's Throne is a fixed location. The North Star helped many sailors once find their way, and it can still be seen today.

So what is the empty space behind the North Star? We do not know. Is it possible that the empty space is the Location of God's Abode, the Third Heaven? Completely. Is it fact, and entirely proven by the Bible? No. It is also probable that Heaven is elsewhere, as mentioned, either somewhere else in the Universe or another Dimension entirely.

So while some "evidence" may point to Heaven being in the Northern Sky, do not take it as fact, dear friends. It is good to be curious about these things, but unless the Bible came out and said, "By the way, the Third Heaven is behind the North Star, in the empty space," than we cannot consider it Truth.

As stated, it is possible. But not entirely true. Take that as you would, and there are many supporters, as well as many who do not agree. Regardless, there is only one way to get to Heaven, and that is by accepting Jesus Christ into your life, and asking forgiveness for your sins, turning to him and trusting him in everything that you do. (See Romans 10:9)

So take this with a grain of salt, and do not take it as fact. The intention was to address a topic that has been floating around for some time, and to educate and to get the brain thinking. Take Care, Feel free to comment or email me at, and God Bless. Troy Hillman


  1. luv it like hubbles law the stretching of the heavens is visible evidence of the creator including the stretching of the open places to the north, etc..right?

  2. Correct! God conveys to us several times in His Word that He "stretches out the heavens." It is interesting that God got it right centuries before Man did. The Creator is right, even when we are not. God bless!

  3. I can't wait to see it for myself.

  4. yes.......I can't wait to see it and I think the time draws near. think about all the star clusters in the universe, what? 500 billion light years away. no wonder I can't wait and it's in my thoughts all the time......


  5. To Job 26:7 I would also add Isa 14:13-14 and Ps. 75:6.

  6. Why are men so concerned with limiting God to what we can see and understand? It is the ultimate arrogance. God is ineffable, so is heaven. Embrace God's Grace and and allow yourself to be swallowed by God's greatness, and do not put him in a box behind the North Star.

  7. I believe we are to approach this information as a child, so what do you believe a child would think?

  8. That all things are possible and with God nothing is impossible as "His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways." Isaiah 55:8


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