Even if you believe you are going to heaven, will it really be you?

October 19, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More

I recently heard a preacher describing what heaven will be like.  He said, enticingly, that heaven will be a place where there will be no sin:  no envy, no lust, no anger, no pride, no scorn, no competition, etc.

It got me thinking:  exactly what is left of a human being after envy, lust, anger, pride, scorn, competition, etc., are all deleted?  Can the human soul be sliced and diced to remove its many “sinful” elements, and what remains if it can?  Will you still be you, or will you be merely an empty shell of your earthly self?  The Bible says you will spend your eternal existence worshipping God, but will you be a zombie who is incapable of any activity other than worshipping God?

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Grumpypilgrim is a writer and management consultant living in Madison, WI. He has several scientific degrees, including a recent master’s degree from MIT. He has also held several professional career positions, none of which has been in a field in which he ever took a university course. Grumps is an avid cyclist and, for many years now, has traveled more annual miles by bicycle than by car…and he wishes more people (for the health of both themselves and our planet) would do the same. Grumps is an enthusiastic advocate of life-long learning, healthy living and political awareness. He is single, and provides a loving home for abused and abandoned bicycles. Grumpy’s email: grumpypilgrim(AT)@gmail(DOT).com [Erich’s note: Grumpy asked that his email be encrypted this way to deter spam. If you want to write to him, drop out the parentheticals in the above address].

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  1. Skblllzzzz says:

    Eternal Evolution, that's the ticket. Just to annoy the Hell out of these "steady state" believers ;-).

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