If heaven is real and so wonderful. Why do Christians fight to live on earth?
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!
no one knows any heavens. it is theory like any other unproven beleif.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
tied to worldly possessions and obligations
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.
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.
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.
It is part of our instinct to want to live, and our families and friends are here. We dont want to leave prematurely.
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