Something Your God Can’t Do

From time to time I hear from atheists or other doubters in the afterlife, that the idea of “eternal life” is abhorrent.

“I can’t image not getting bored with endless life.”

That kind of comment simply shows the poverty of both their imagination and the shallowness of their view of the beauty and holiness of God. God, in the Scripture is intoxicatingly attractive AND he promises that we will not only have his forgiveness but that we will also have responsibilities that fit the largeness of the afterlife. 

image (13)

Biblical afterlife is not strumming a harp and sitting on some etheral cloud. It is life with the greatest, most captivating and creative being in the universe. He is the greatest lover, all powerful and completely trustworthy in everything that he purposes, even when we don’t understand with the finite amount of gray matter that we have in our brains. 

“It is impossibe that our great God could promise us heaven and eternal life and allow that life to ever be boring!”

Remember that and rejoice. And maybe, this will help.

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/is-the-hope-of-heaven-beautiful-or-boring


4 thoughts on “Something Your God Can’t Do

  1. “That kind of comment simply shows the poverty of both their imagination and the shallowness of their view of the beauty and holiness of God. God, in the Scripture is intoxicatingly attractive AND he promises that we will not only have his forgiveness but that we will also have responsibilities that fit the largeness of the afterlife. ”

    where does it say any of this?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Psalm 16:11 You make known to me the path of life;
      in your presence there is fullness of joy;
      at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

      2 Timothy 2:12 If we endure, we will reign with Him . . . (cf. also Rev. 20:6)

      Psalm 84:10 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.
      I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
      than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

      Romans 5:8 God demonstrates his love toward us in the while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

      for starters.

      Like

      1. verses from the bible support nothing, Marty. They are unsupported opinion.

        the initial post I responded to is ““That kind of comment simply shows the poverty of both their imagination and the shallowness of their view of the beauty and holiness of God. God, in the Scripture is intoxicatingly attractive AND he promises that we will not only have his forgiveness but that we will also have responsibilities that fit the largeness of the afterlife. ”

        I think you are right in that the bible does mention that people will have some responsibilities and the afterlife will be nice. However, there is nothing that says ““It is impossibe that our great God could promise us heaven and eternal life and allow that life to ever be boring!””

        and that you considers your god to be your “lover” is more than a mite disturbing. Unless you are a one of the 144,000 virgin Jews, you’ll not have anything to do with this god at all.

        if you continue reading in Romans, you’ll find that your god damns people by not choosing them to be able to accept it, so there is no love there at all. Damning someone for something you did is not love.

        Add that to how your god intentionally allows Satan to corrupt Christians after this god kills all non-christians (Revelation 19-21) and we see no love at all. It would be rather disappointing when you got all the way to where JC rules only to be one of the Christians your god gives over to satan.

        Like

  2. You mistake my answer my friend. But you are right that the Bible does not explicitly say the sentence “It is impossible that our God could promise us heaven and eternal life and allow that life to ever be boring.” It is a logical inference of the God portrayed in the Bible and in Orthodox Christian theology. He is good. He is filled with lovingkindness, mercy and truth and He is omnipotent an omniscient. Those attributes make the sentence logically consistent even if we don’t know the particulars whether or not we can answer every objection.

    Your reading of Revelation is no where the view of orthodox Christians although there is at least one recongized cultic group (Jehovah’s Witnesses) who is close to what you espouse.

    Your Romans objection has been answered over and over and over again by different theologians down through the ages but mockers like you don’t like the answer. You have the right. But those who have come to believe in Christ and follow Him and His teachings know Him to be a “great lover” and a powerful companion in life. I wish you well. And I hope that you too will be given grace to bow your knee to Him before it is too late.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.