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Month: February 2017

. . . On Earth as it is in Heaven (III): What the hell is Hell?

Common Christian belief: Hell is a place of eternal fire where people go to live in perpetual agony if they don’t believe in Jesus or don’t live a righteous enough life. How have people come to this understanding? I think most who believe this way would say, the bible. But does the bible really teach this? The bible begins, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” What’s…

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. . . On Earth as it is in Heaven (II): What the heck is Heaven?

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen 1:1) I feel kind of stupid. For all these years that I’ve read, studied and memorized the bible, I’ve always sort of assumed that heaven was where God lived, that it contained him, that it was eternal and has always existed. Obviously, from this famous first verse of the bible, I’ve been mistaken. Heaven was created simultaneously with the…

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“. . . On Earth as it is in Heaven (I)”: God’s not a Narcissist

These days, my prayers are simple. I fail to understand these long-winded sermons that are bellowed out from behind the pulpit, veiled as a prayer. I think to myself, “If you weren’t done preaching, keep going, but don’t stop and then continue on as if you’re talking to God.” So, I try to avoid my prayers being a treatise of my opinion. I have two “go-to’s” in my current prayer…

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