If heaven is real and so wonderful. Why do Christians fight to live on earth?

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  1. clivewilliams profile image85
    clivewilliamsposted 14 months ago

    If heaven is real and so wonderful. Why do Christians fight to live on earth?

  2. Mekenzie profile image83
    Mekenzieposted 14 months ago

    I know, right?  Heaven is going to be wonderful.  I think the 'fear' of death sidetracks Christians from focusing on our forever home.  It is a place Jesus said, he has gone to prepare for those who have accepted His gift of salvation. No more pain or sorrow .. it is our final reward!

    1. clivewilliams profile image85
      clivewilliamsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      no one knows any heavens. it is theory like any other unproven beleif.

    2. Mekenzie profile image83
      Mekenzieposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Clive, Faith cannot be proven - it is something God reveals to you, through the Holy Spirit.  Scripture says, "You will find me when you search for me with all of your heart."  Jer. 29:13 Consider this - What if you are wrong?

    3. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Just had to correct you there Clive, a theory is a hypothothis waiting for proof. A belief is a notion that must exist without proof or it is a fact. If there is proof there is no belief. To believe in facts is dumb.

  3. Perspycacious profile image80
    Perspycaciousposted 14 months ago

    Many Christians struggle with the imperfections that make them the unique individuals they are, worrying they are not acceptable enough yet to "merit" an eternity with God.  Others may realize they are here to serve others and use their mortality to do so; the longer they live, the longer they can serve.
    No Christian "merits" an eternal life with God.  That comes by belief, baptism, grace, and Christ's atoning sacrifice.

    1. clivewilliams profile image85
      clivewilliamsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      true words

  4. Ericdierker profile image51
    Ericdierkerposted 14 months ago

    I wonder if a Christian is to value and be a steward of all life here on earth how they could exclude themselves. My most favorite feeling that I give to myself is when I overcome some kind of obstacle and add to the creation of love on earth.
    So I must conclude that my heaven is here on earth. And once released from the bondage of body my new heaven will still have mountains to climb and trials to overcome. When I played team sports I always begged to be off the sidelines and in the game. I worked very hard to achieve that.
    And so I ask the great coach to keep me in the game.

    1. clivewilliams profile image85
      clivewilliamsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      so heaven is what you make it?

    2. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Luke 17:21 nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is in your midst." All the stuff about a dead body is just stuff.

  5. Terrielynn1 profile image92
    Terrielynn1posted 14 months ago

    For most people it's because they don't want to leave their friends and family. For others it's because they don't believe they are going anywhere else. Yet others want more time to make changes, say goodbye and make sure they haven't left anything unfinished. Great question.

    1. clivewilliams profile image85
      clivewilliamsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      tied to worldly possessions and obligations

    2. Terrielynn1 profile image92
      Terrielynn1posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Maybe. I don't think like that. I could leave it all behind or sell it all. My goal is to travel more and help others. Once my grandchildren are done school that is. Iam thankful for what I have but other things are more important.

    3. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      A big one, Terrie.

      The Buddha called it desires or cravings. That's mostly what it comes down to in the end. Still, even the desire is necessary and a part of His divine play. Much Love.

  6. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 14 months ago

    It is real and wonderful, but has to be worked for. Man is in the process of evolution and he does not suddenly wake up from being brutish, to being a Saint. Salvation requires the twins of self-effort and God's Grace. Adversity is really a necessary Light to encourage or enhance growth. Without this, we would all become complacent, believing in so called 'free will', do wrong things and Love would die.

    Fortunately we are not in charge and so the Supreme is taking us from a lesser Light to a greater Light of peace via struggle. Nothing can be gained without struggle. God can give this yes, but the Soul would not be satisfied.

    If you knew that I would give you a million dollars every Friday, you may initially be very, very happy. But the day will surely come, 10 years, 20 years or 100 years, when you will feel sorry that you did not work as everyone else does. Such is the nature of the Soul. Peace.

  7. Jaxxi profile image61
    Jaxxiposted 14 months ago

    It is part of our instinct to want to live, and our families and friends are here. We dont want to leave prematurely.

    1. manatita44 profile image83
      manatita44posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Jaxxi,
      Yes, yes, and whether we say it or not, we do not feel prepared. Hence the feelings of unworthiness as we grow older. God loves us so much!!

 
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