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What Would Jesus Allow?

29 Mar

Okay, last question… and I’ll try to make it quick. I’ve asked about the coming and the going or rather the coming and the going and the returning of Jesus as those of us who are Christians have learned about it from the Bible or through our various Christian faiths.

Most seem to believe that there will be a return of Jesus to Earth and that it will involve a final reckoning of sorts including possibly a great battle that will destroy most of the people on Earth but leaving some, maybe millions, to enjoy the 1,000 years of peace under the rule of Jesus and the Saints.

Reading about Armageddon always makes my head spin because it makes little sense to me that the “Prince of Peace” or “Lamb of God” would come back to lead all of the children of God in major fisticuffs but that’s the story…so

Here’s my question (And you Biblical scholars out there just might have a spoiler alert that renders my question a bit moot) but here goes…

Jesus returns, great battle ensues, billions are killed, millions survive to live in peace on Earth under Jesus’ rule…

Does Jesus allow the survivors to own guns?

A) yes, freedom means all you can carry!

B) No, what just happened? Duh!

C) yes, but with very strict registration, education, testing on how to use them properly and safely, and licensing laws.

D) Who needs laws? We’re all God loving/fearing Christians now!

When Will He Return?

28 Mar

Voltaire once said, “All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.”

And that has always made me wonder…Wouldn’t an innate knowledge of God have been the perfect element to include in a creator’s creation?

But, since it is the Easter season I would like to follow up my last post with another question about what most Christians see as a key component to Christian belief and doctrine and that is that not only did Jesus ascend into heaven bodily where he now sits at the right hand of God (who is also he) but also that Jesus will return someday.

So my next question is: How and when will he do that and how will we know that he is here?

That may sound like a silly question because most stories of Jesus’ return involve an apocalypse or an Armageddon which I am assuming no one could miss but when Jesus was here he never mentioned that he was God or that he would ascend unto Heaven, later to return in a can’t miss demonstration.

He also never advocated any other belief system other than devout and orthodox Judaism nor did he ask for anyone to eschew those beliefs and follow him in a different direction and religion. Also while he was here few people on the planet took any great notice of what he was doing or saying and if not for the later evangelizing of Saul of Tarsus we might have missed him all together.

So might it not be possible that his return visit will cause little stir or notice amongst an even larger world’s population?

What do you think?

Where Did He Go?

27 Mar

I just have a question… and I am being serious when I ask it and I am not trying to be flippant or rude or disrespectful at all. I sincerely mean that, although I do realize that simply by asking the question I will appear flippant, rude and probably disrespectful.

But here’s the question:

I saw this statement today “He Is Risen” and I know that the “He” refers to Jesus/God and I know that the word “Risen” refers to his having left the grave and ascended to heaven and I also know that since Jesus’ body went missing also, we are not just referring to his soul having risen but to his body having risen along with it too. 

So I just want to ask if anyone knows where he went…as in where is heaven?

I haven’t been to church in a while and I am a bit in the dark  as to where religious folk these days consider heaven to be. Is it an actual place? Is it in this reality as in our physical universe or is it in another dimension that can’t be seen by living beings?

I am assuming that since we Christians believe that Jesus took his body with him then bodies must be of some use there but this is just speculation on my part because the rest of us here on Earth never take our bodies anywhere after we die and many of us agree that it is our soul that does the extraterrestrial traveling.

I don’t see how heaven could be in our minds because those cease functioning when we die otherwise we certainly wouldn’t bury the dead or have their bodies (and minds) cremated. And if heaven and Jesus were in the physical and visible universe (As I believed when I was little) we certainly haven’t spotted either with the Hubble telescope yet even though while traveling at the speed of light Jesus’ body would only be 2,012 light years away by now. (Of course I do realize that God could do better than the speed of light if he wanted to)

I also know that many people believe that their loved ones are out there somewhere (and I’m not even excluding myself from that group) because whenever Jonathan Edward or other mediums of his ilk says he is communicating with them many gather around to listen in on the conversations.

Although I hate to think that life in Heaven means hanging around for all eternity just waiting for John to answer his head…but I have always been taught to suppose that anything is possible.

So once again, I am asking all of the true and faithful believers out there…and I ask without judgment or prejudice or disrespect to anyone’s beliefs, because we all must admit that there are quite a few different and varied beliefs out there.

But to all who possess faith in the belief that “He Has Risen” and considering that this is now 2013 years after the event and in light of all of the scientific discoveries that have been made since then and in light of the fact that billions of people were recently so fascinated with the apparent importance of choosing a new Catholic Pope, I humbly ask:

Where do you believe exists the destination to which he went?

 

 

 

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