Heaven is real


Heaven is real

from Blue Pueblo

Dianna’s co-worker was dumbfounded — why was Dianna not crying? Her dad had just died.

Dianna explained that 1) his passing came as no surprise, and 2) we have no doubt as to the reality of Heaven.

beauty

from Blue Pueblo

If you don’t believe in Heaven, you will try to extract every ounce of pleasure from Earth. Don’t get me wrong: I believe there’s a great taste of Heaven here. But that is just a foretaste. Those who try to experience Heaven on Earth are accepting tinsel for gold. If you don’t believe in Heaven, then you wail hopelessly upon the death of friends and family — or stiffen yourself stoically.

joy

from Dumb a Day

The evolutionists deride Heaven. The atheists scoff. The humanists ridicule. Still the human heart yearns to believe in eternity. We are not animals. Undeniably born in the human heart is the knowledge of eternity. What we yearn for, God confirms in His Word:

  • My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I a.m — John 14:2-3 NIV.
  • We do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first — 1 Thes. 4:13, 16 NIV.
  • And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God — Revelations 21:3 NIV.

In regards to Heaven, let me say one important thing: We eat sumptuous food in Heaven. Why should Dianna cry? Dad is in Heaven.

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25 responses to “Heaven is real

  1. “I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?”

    – Ecclesiastes 3:18-22

    • Hey agno, Thanks for posting this! I always enjoy feedback, discussion, ideas. I try to avoid mocking others, hence I suggest the same for others. I have enjoyed discussions with atheists in the past. But first, I offer you my friendship.

    • oh, and that’s a scary gravatar. why?

      • I just recently moved my blog here so I’m not sure what a “gravatar” is exactly (how it differs from an avatar) but it’s just a fossil (not human) from a species that lived something like 200,000 years ago. Ironically non-believers tend to think it’s cool and religious people accuse me of having a “devil skull” or trying to be intimidating. I think perhaps knowing I am a non-believer (or simply different from them) colors peoples’ perception of me.

        • Yeah, well, I think it’s cool but scary. I hope we can be friends.

          • I’m just wondering and forgive me if I’m wrong, but is this a pretext for evangelism?

            • Pretext for evangelism? What dies that mean?

              • Whenever religious people go out of their way to be friendly to an atheist we tend to wonder if they see us as their next “project”. It’s not uncommon for people to try to befriend us specifically to try to evangelize.

                • All right, so I’d like to befriend you as a person. I think we can agree that we have different viewpoints. Don’t feel like a project.

                  Would you like to come and speak in front of my Christian school English class one day? You can talk about why you think atheism and science and humanism (whatever) is the only rational option (or whatever you want to say). You can have an uninterrupted hour. the rules of engagement are simple: no cuss words or coarse language. But you will be free to use all your reason with no limitations of my part. The school is in Santa Monica, CA.

                  • That is a very kind offer, though I live about a thousand miles away from there (northern oregon) so it’s not viable. And depending on the age of the students I wouldn’t want to either, as I don’t believe in indoctrinating young minds. To me it’s just as immoral to try to make a child an atheist as it is to make them a christian, or a republican or a democrat or anything ideological or philosophical. As someone who was indoctrinated myself I value the opportunity to make up my own mind – an opportunity most kids never get (or find a way to use).

                    • ok, I don’t have indoctrination in mind. what I have in mind is challenging them to think. they’re high schoolers, on the verge of entering college. many of them have never really been challenged to think for themselves. that’s what i had in mind. enjoy oregon! If you are ever in Santa Monica, let’s share a coffee!

                    • High school students are fine, I would not speak to a group of five or ten year olds about why atheism is the right view. And yeah, if I ever make it down there I’ll send you a message. I appreciate the thought.

                    • ok. I’ll be on standby. Please understand that I can’t just change all our scheduling if your visit is sudden. A bit of planning will help. Hope to meet you!

                    • I doubt it would happen any time soon (if at all) so don’t worry about it.

  2. The hope that we have in Christ…we don’t grieve like the rest grieve.

  3. Loved this post…thank you for sharing. =)

  4. enjoyed your post! Also liked the way you handle comments from non believers I always try to be kind and as forthcoming about my beliefs as possible just like you.

  5. Reblogged this on Serinity Writings and commented:
    Not always Easy to understand but from my own experience i can say it’s a beautiful feeling to know how much we represent to GOD.

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