Wednesday, January 15, 2014

In Heaven or not?

I hope no one takes any offence of what I’m going to write, as I know someone might. Or some might think I’m being heartless. I can assure anyone of you that I’m not heartless, because at times just reading the news, or watching a sad movie, it brings tears to my eyes and I’m not ashamed to admit it. At least it shows that I have feelings.

What my beef for today is about some people saying that this one is in Heaven with God or that one. Unless God changed His mind, that's not the case.  What it says in the Bible is that everyone will be judged at the end of times and the dead shall rise to be judged. Now has anyone received a message from one of his angels saying that as soon as someone dies he or she will be judged right away?

This would typically be preached by Catholics. If you die before confessing your sins, you go straight to Hell. I guess Catholics don’t believe in mass judgment. The Church of God preaches that you stay in your grave until Judgment Day. Now who are we supposed to believe? I would say believe what is written in the Bible and not some flunky that can’t make sense of the way the Bible is written.  It seems that each one that reads a paragraph from the Bible, and mostly come to their conclusion as to what is meant overall.  That's not to say there aren't different ways to interpret things that are written. But there's a lot to read in the Old and New Testaments, and my suggestion is not to just take someone else's word for it. 

When people read the Bible the way its written, most don’t really understand what is meant by what is written and often preach what they think it means. That’s where all this confusion comes from. Most everyone believes that what a preacher preaches is the truth. The way it’s preached, is that really what the paragraph means or just his or her version of it?

If anyone really believes that their loved ones are in Heaven with God already, and it makes them feel better, good for them.  Like I mentioned above,  if anyone is offended by what I wrote it wasn’t meant to be offensive.  It's just about what I believe is the correct interpretation of life after death. And if it did offend anyone, I’m sorry.

Have a good day and may God bless you all.

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