According to the Bible, it seems pretty clear that heaven is comprised of some kind of government. There is an order of power in heaven. St. Gregory the Great's idea of the Hierarchy of Heaven: 1) Angels 2) Archangels 3) Virtues 4) Powers 5) Principalities 6) Dominations 7) Throne 8) Cherubim 9) Seraphim St. Thomas (Summa Theologica I:108), following St. Denis (De Coelesti Hierarchia, vi, vii), divides the angels into three hierarchies each of which contains three orders: Hierarchy 1: Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones Hierarchy 2: Dominations, Virtues, and Powers Hierarchy 3: the Principalities, Archangels, and Angels The only Scriptural names furnished of individual angels are Raphael, Michael, and Gabriel. The above information was attained from http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01476d.htm ________________________________________________________________ My questions are: 1) Where do God, Jesus, and The Holy Gost fit into this hierarchy? 2) What do humans become when we die, and where are we on the hierarchy of heaven when we die? Do humans have the ability to turn into, say, Principalities? 3) How does this hierarchy relate to the 2nd coming as described in Revelation? Thoughts anyone?