31 March 2009 ~ 3 Comments

Do Heaven and Hell Exist?

CLC

This past weeks message focused on the topics of heaven and hell.
In addition to last week's video, we also asked those people what they thought about heaven, hell, and life after death.  Here's what they had to say:

One of the biggest impacts of my faith early on were some books I read by Randy Alcorn, primarily Deadline.  The book presents some amazing thoughts on heaven and possibilities of what it could be like.

I tend to think that because of our lack of understanding in our theology of heaven, there are a lot of followers of Jesus that actually still fear death because they are afraid heaven might be "boring."  This is one reason I think it can be important to spend some time studying scripture in regard to a theology of heaven.

I know all sorts of different backgrounds swing by here, so it's time to anonymously share your opinions.  3 polls below.  I'm curious how many of you believe there really is a literal heaven and a literal hell.  And for those of you who do think there's a heaven, especially Christ followers, are you looking forward to it?
Or do you tend to agree with the classic Billy Joel lyrics:

They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
the Sinners are much more fun…

3 Responses to “Do Heaven and Hell Exist?”

  1. http://www.soulduster.com/ 12 May 2016 at 5:02 pm Permalink

    Today I bought… nothing! I tried to find a plastic inflatable swimming pool, but no luck! Everything's sold out…I like the pink haul and the necklace is really cute!

  2. Mom 31 March 2009 at 7:16 pm Permalink

    Or what about that other song “I know there aint no Heaven and I pray there aint no hell.”
    What about purgatory? Maybe you don’t go directly to Heaven but end up there eventually. I agree with the title and next line of that Billy Joel song, Only the good die young. As for the lyrics you quoted, I guess if Christians are as judgmental in Heaven as some are here on earth he may be right. As to whether or not I’m looking forward to going to Heaven I have to say yes but I’m in no hurry!

  3. Michelle Lasch 31 March 2009 at 2:08 pm Permalink

    I LOVE this topic. I think this is one of the places where many people leave the teachings of Scripture and make up their own religion. Of course if you make up your own religion, you are your own god. I don’t think there’s a human among us who would make a good god… Frankly, I’ll stick with the real God.


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