To current Christians this is known as heaven, we truly aren't certain about what it is however, the Gospel says it is internal friendship with the Holy Trinity. These documents demonstrate that if Christians put their beliefs into God we will receive the promises of immortality and deliverance of the soul from
If someone lived their life by the Bible and lived what is known as a “good” life and goes to Heaven, if there really is one, they would be rewarded. However, if there was no such thing as going to Heaven and one lived their life with good morality and in a way that God would accept, you would basically just die and be “in the dark,” knowing you lived up to the right standards. On the other hand, if there really is a Heaven and one didn’t live his/her life in a good way by committing murder, stealing, or cheating on his/her significant other, they would burn in Hell. Everyone is hedging their bets by either living the “right” or “wrong” way because no one really knows if there is another life after this one besides the deceased people. I believe in God and that there is such a thing as a Heaven and Hell but have not fully read the Bible; therefore, I cannot battle with a non-believer or believer.
At some point in their lives, almost everyone has pondered the idea of what happens to someone after death, regardless of what religion they were. For me and in my life, I have always wondered if I were to die tomorrow, would I in the eyes of Jesus be willingly brought into Heaven. Nobody can say for sure what either Heaven or Hell looks like. Granted all of this, I will describe Heaven and Hell in depth based on the writings of C.S. Lewis in his book The Great Divorce. Along with this, I will add my own perspective on why I believe Lewis portraits these places in the particular ways that he does.
[...] Afterlife The spirit can be seen and felt leaving the body. It travels westward across prairie grass, over a river and into the mountains. It ascends the mountains to the high clouds where a bright light guides it to a place where loved ones wait to embrace it. The spirit lives forever.
The ones who chose to stay must make it up the mountain. As it hurts for them to walk on grass they must continue there journey. As walking out this pain will basically solidify the and make them whole as they are ridding their sins and the bad in their life. I believe the way Lewis describes heaven and hell is extremely valid.
Have you ever wondered what heaven and hell really look like? Depictions of heaven and hell is something that everyone has in their head, no matter what religion you are or even if you believe in an afterlife or not. Unfortunately, nobody knows for one hundred percent certainty what they both truly look like because no one has been there and came back to earth to tell us about it. Many theories have been constructed to try and describe these places in terms that we as humans living on this earth can understand, and I believe C.S Lewis does a pretty good job of that. Through his book, The Great Divorce, Lewis explains his vision of heaven and hell and why people are held back from every truly experiencing heaven.
In the beginning there was nothing. The world at first was an endless space and the earth was unfinished. This is how many creation stories begin. The creation of the world is something many try to decipher. People create myths and legends about the first days of the vast universe and anything that pertains it.
In her poem she says “ The world no longer let me love, my hope and treasure lies above” (lines 53-54 Bradstreet). In this stanza of the poem Bradstreet talks about how she no longer has any part of God on earth so now she hopes to die and go to heaven so she can be with her God. You can tell by reading it that she’s finds her God and heaven to be sweet and her “treasure”. While Bradstreet looks forward to the afterlife and spending time with her ever forgiving God in heaven Edwards makes the afterlife sound dark and terrifying for everyone. In his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, Edwards says “So that, thus it is that natural men are held in the hand of God over the
With an explosion with infinite energy being the explanation of how our world started there had to be a being to first start the explosion. The explosion would be considered has the first beginning to produce another being. Everything that has a beginning was produce by another being. An eternal being never had a beginning because it has always been in existences. Therefore, an eternal being was never produced by another being.
We must gain a way to conceive spiritually, or at least non-materially. It is from this standpoint that the kingdom of heaven can be within you. Just as the wholeness of your personality is present in each cell of your body, the entire kingdom of heaven is within you. It is significance, a meaning, we call it the spirit. It does not require space to exist.
There is many interpretations of Heaven and Hell. Some imagine hell as being a place where the absolute wicked are tortured from all eternity, made by the Devil himself. A common depiction is that souls end up in Hell as punishment. In the final part of the Divine Comedy, Dante reflects on free will, and its perfection as a gift. It is this gift that Dante believes is Gods greatest gift to humanity.
The scripture tells us that God is God from all eternity. Before anything, He was there Richard of Saint Victor reminds us, “Everything which is or can be either has being from eternity or begins to be in time, and again, everything which is or can be either has being from itself or it has being from something other than itself... it has been established that what holds the highest place in this universe of things cannot receive what it itself is from its inferior. Therefore some substance must exist which both holds the highest place and is from