Honored to be a part of the Wendat/Wandat language (4some)team at the Breath of Life Summer Institute . from the right , Dr. Craig Kopris, our principle Wandat linguist, Nathalie Picard,Musician/artist,Wendat..and Megan Lukaniec, Wendat, Masters linguist ,working on her doctorate.
When all is said and done, there’s often alot more sayin’ than doin’.
Do we REALLY examine the implications of the beliefs we cling to? Many heaven believers also believe in an eternal hell (after all its what they were “saved” from) .
But what are the Implications?
1st: eternal divine ignorance.
If I could barely enjoy a wedding knowing that boys were outside torturing a frog, how could i enjoy “perfect joy” in eternity knowing that torture of a daughter or an uncle was going on at the same time?
What mother can enjoy a holiday at the beach when even one of her children has disappeared ? or worse, known to be held as a prisoner and being abused daily?
In heaven, we’re told, we’ll be blissfully ignorant of the suffering of the damned. We won’t miss our children, or even think about them we’ll be too enraptured with “joy”
“Heavenly joy will be a state of ignorance”, we’ll be like babes snuggled and suckling at the breast of ones mother unaware of any sorrow or pain. So heaven will erase the love we now have for the damned.
the implications of this explanation are that in heaven we will know LESS than we know now. knowledge of truth will be kept from us.
2nd: eternal divine knowledge
Believers might be reassured, “we shall know as we are now known” . In other words, we are now humanly ignorant, but eternal damnation will make a lot more sense once we’re saints enjoying heaven.
Whether its an enemy, a friend, or even a son or daughter suffering, knowledge of their eternal damnation will be “okay”. But what in heaven is simply Okay? In Heavens blissful state, Hell will give us overwhelming joy knowing Gods justice is being served, even if its upon a child we raised. Its the price of having “free will”.
Enlightened with full knowledge, we’ll “agree with God”, that even though we raised that child, or had that mother, they’re getting what they deserve for not having proper belief of the sacrifice offered for their sins.
We are in bliss, they are in hell…but Its the price of human beings owning true freedom to love without compulsion. Their eternal torture, in a way, insured my eternal bliss.
I have a serious problem with the implications of either theological explanation proposed….and i hope any reader here would also.