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    Your best life now???

    I've heard that there are people who claim you can have your best life now. Why on earth would you want that? What about eternity? Talk about failing the marshmallow test(the one where a child is offered a marshmallow and they can have another marshmallow if the refrain from eating the first marshmallow until the tester returns)! Do those people not think through that the New Creation will be millions(billions! Trillions! A Graham's number!) of times better than anything in this short life now. How could a measly few decades be the best time of a Christian's life when they have an eternity in Heaven(with glorified bodies also) with Jesus to look forward to?
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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    As even Paul said, it's just the logical conclusion that follows if you don't believe in life after death. 1 Corinthians 15:32.
    Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
    For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10

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    You saying that Joel Olsteen doesn't believe in Heaven??? Or the final resurrection?
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christianbookworm View Post
    You saying that Joel Olsteen doesn't believe in Heaven??? Or the final resurrection?
    No, I didn't say anything about Joel Osteen.
    Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
    For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    No, I didn't say anything about Joel Osteen.
    I looked up the phrase on Google, and it's a title of one of that guy's books. Power of positive thinking junk with a "Christian" theme.
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    No, I didn't say anything about Joel Osteen.
    He wrote the book. But he is WoF preacher, so the standard is low.


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    I really like this quote by C.S. Lewis that kinda puts it into perspective:

    “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

    Being fully reunited with the Lord Jesus is going to be beyond our comprehension in terms of joy and sheer awesomeness. As well, what is difficult now will be easy. What is unclear or ambiguous will be clear and understood. There are those who say that we would grow bored but they fail to understand that we will be fully transformed, changed utterly, completely remade. The physical aspect of the general resurrection of the dead will be mind-blowing indeed, but what I think will be even more phenomenal than that will be the mental and spiritual changes.
    Last edited by Paula; 02-29-2016 at 01:27 AM.

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    Just to be completely honest here, I really pay no attention to Joel Osteen. I know he's a WoF preacher with slippery doctrine, a lavish lifestyle, and a bad reputation, and that's really all I need to know.
    Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
    For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10

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    The sad thing is that millions of people do pay attention to him and his ilk, and are led astray.


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    Joel is so slimy looking. greasy hair and all. looks like a funeral director and acts like a used car salesman. I dont see how anyone could trust him after one look at him.

    joel-osteen.jpg

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