Returning Heaven To Our Pulpits

Dr. Neal and Nancy Carlson in answer to 101 submitted questions on the subject.

Will Heaven come to a pulpit near you? No doubt every pulpit in the churches that dot our country side have had uttered from it the word "Heaven".

Far to few have spent more than 30 minutes on the subject. It seems that most Christians do accept the notion of a "Heaven" – – that is their faith and perhaps you could call it their human/spiritual nature. But there is a silence on the subject when it comes to what we could call details.

True it is that Heaven is beyond our imagination, even we who have clever, creative way of thinking. Yet the Bible does tell us that "No eye has seen, no ear has heard no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" (1 Cor. 2:9) PTL

Why is it that Heaven is not on the "front burner"? Ok, what an expression! For the modern young person that expression means very little. It is an expression denoting that the front burner of a stove or electric or gas range is used the most.

We used that phrase on our 2 hour video lecture on the subject of Hell. The topic was: "Putting Hell on the Front Burner."

We are told to "Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God." (Colossians 3:1)

Much ink has been spilled over the subject. From my one page DT (Digestive tract) #105 (1973) on Heaven to thick books numbering up to 500 pages plus. Let me further state that one should not be so dogmatic where it is so easy to miss the mark, and apart from our salvation I am inclined to believe that we all are going to be wrong about most things that we were so certain of.

BEFORE ANY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, LET IT BE SAID THAT THE material, ideas and suggestions are only printed to be used as a spring board to engage the reader in a more deeper study on the various subjects.

Most Christians, I think, believe that when they die they go to the wonderful, glorious Heaven spoken about since childhood. The Bible, on the other hand, states it a little different as one will see reading on.

Let me state at the onset one vital principal. I put it in capital letters and as once heard it said "Underscore with the blackest of emphasis?"

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