So far in this series, I have said that the saints in heaven are holy, perfectly loving, omnipresent, omniscient, and eternal, and that they have superhuman powers. In short, they have merged with God and taken on divinity. This presents an inevitable question: how do we get there? Given the fact that most people don’t […]Read more "When We All Get to Heaven, Part Four: “Are We There Yet?”"
The experience of the saints in heaven is an amazing one, probably more so than we can understand. If I understand Scripture and my own spiritual experiences correctly, the resurrected saints share many of the traits typically associated with God: they are holy, eternal, omnipresent, omniscient, powerful, and perfect in their love. There seem to […]Read more "When We All Get to Heaven, Part Three: When Mortals Become God"
In my last post, I mentioned three divine powers that Scripture and my personal experiences attribute to the saints in heaven: holiness, eternality (being present in all times, and beyond time), and omnipresence (being in all places at once). If the resurrected saints are truly omnipresent, it would naturally follow that they are also omniscient, […]Read more "When We All Get to Heaven, Part Two: Loving, Powerful and Wise"
People love to think about heaven. Whether it’s pictured as a “place beyond the sky” or here on this earth, the idea of post-mortem bliss is an enduring one for people of all religions (and even many non-religious folks). There seems to be no end to our speculations about this glorious state. From the writings […]Read more "“When We All Get to Heaven”: The Incomparable Glory of Divinity Attained (Part One: Holy, Eternal and Universal)"
It’s one of the oldest and most vexing questions ever asked. Even today, it’s probably the number one hindrance to faith for both believers and unbelievers alike. In theological terms, it’s called theodicy. The basic question is this: why would a benevolent and all-powerful God allow so much suffering? To put it bluntly, If God […]Read more "“Why Are You Letting This Happen?”: The Living God and Human Suffering"