Friday, March 30, 2018

"in danger of eternal damnation" - Heaven Promised by Christ Jesus

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Heaven Promised by Christ Jesus

One of the most important things Christ Jesus assured is that there is Heaven.

From the beginning, it is a basic presumption or truth that God exists in the teaching of Christ Jesus, since He declared that He was sent by God to this human world.  And, after death of people, they may be allowed to enter Heaven directly governed by God.

Some people think that if they die, there is nothing.  No souls exist.  There must be no Heaven and the hell.  Good and evil are just relative matters.  If a man lives a righteous life, there is nothing after his death.  If a man lives an evil life, there is also nothing after his death. They may argue in this way.  But, a majority of the mankind think that there may be Heaven, and righteous people can enter it to get eternal life.  Therefore, a majority of the mankind are afraid of acting in a malicious way.  And, a majority of people suspect that God really exists as with Heaven and the hell.

Christ Jesus teaches based on the belief that God exists and Heaven and the hell exist.  So, those who believe in Christ Jesus must not be afraid of their death.  Even Muslims believe the existence of God.  And they believe that they can enter Heaven if they do not betray God and Islam. 

Christ Jesus made clear part of the relationship between this world and Heaven or the hell.  If a man is poor in this world, he will be rich in Heaven.  If a man is rich in this world, he will be cast into the hell.

In this context, the following teaching of Christ Jesus is important:
Mat 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Mat 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
If you lay your treasure in Heave, you will be naturally poor in this world.  Accordingly, there is a great possibility that a man who is poor in this world will be rich in Heaven.  So, Christ Jesus even said that a man could store his treasure in Heaven while he is living in this world. 

Of course, ordinary people cannot see Heaven while they are alive in this world.  But, Christ Jesus said that they could surely store their wealth in Heaven.  It means that when a man is following the teaching of Christ Jesus, he can accumulate wealth in Heaven.  And, he may eventually see Heaven.

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Mar 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.
Mar 3:30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.