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Rev 21.1 +

Rev 21.1

“…I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”

 

“Adam, ye know, lost his human perfection in paradise;

satan lost his angelic perfection in heaven.”
– John Fletcher, /Works II/

 

Who said that individualism ends at the grave? The God who loved & lead us individually in our walk with Him on earth will not have changed. Your heaven & my heaven may be as different as our earthly Christian experiences have been.  Stop believing (perhaps without realizing you were) in a type of “communistic” heaven where all will be alike.

– eab, 11/30/18

 

“Perfect love does not imply perfect knowledge;

but perfect humility & perfect readiness to receive instruction.”

– John Fletcher, /Works II/

 

ROUGH SINNER

If there’s a rough sinner you wish to see,

Far removed from you in eternity,

Be forewarned, they probably will not be.

For when he’s received from God what he ought,

And it comes to light, that you loved him not;

Both will be lost, whom Christ’s great blood had bought.

– eab, 12/1/06

 

“…I love an honest & well-affected mind that seeks after truth simply & plainly

& that goes not about with fantasies & cheating tricks.”

– Martin Luther, /Table Talk/

 

Rev 20.14

“And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”

 

Hell, by solemn contrast with individualistic heaven, may be a huge, mind-numbing sameness. People who traveled far, sought hard, & paid high prices for excitement (legal & illegal) may be forever “bored out of their minds,” cursed with a monotonous PLUS tormenting damnation.

– eab, 11/30/18

 

“Believest thou? Then thou wilt speak boldly. Speakest thou boldly? Then thou must suffer. Suffers thou? Then thou shalt be comforted.”

– Martin Luther, /Table Talk/

 

The nominal holiness church is looking to the world: sports, drama, “music,” sounds & sights of entertainments, disney, & hollywood.

The holiness church is “Looking unto Jesus the author & finisher of [our] faith…”(Heb 12.2).

– eab, 12/1/18

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