Friday, October 27, 2006

Jesus. What Is Heaven?

Going to God.

Why is heaven so often portrayed as a place we should be motivated to have as our eternal address for every reason OTHER than being with God? Please supply additional scripture references that speak of going to heaven, and the motivation to want to be there, because of a desire to be in the presence of the Triune God.


KB said...

For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
1 Peter 3:18

Ron said...

How about this:
Revelation 4:5-11 (NASB95)
5 Out from the throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; 6 and before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind. 7 The first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature had a face like that of a man, and the fourth creature was like a flying eagle. 8 And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.” 9 And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”

Uhm!? Where's my mansion or Gold Streets??? It seems the Lamb is enough for the 24 elders; should it not be for us!? Not only there but here and now as well!!! Just a thought.