Monday, February 06, 2006

Preliminary Thoughts Re: Holtz on the Nature of Heaven

Regarding Holtz's questions on the "Nature of Heaven," the following points must be made:
1. Heaven is eternal bliss. It's impossible to grow tired of bliss because then you wouldn't be content.
2. God realizes that worrying about our activities in Heaven is ultimately insignificant compared to how we live on Earth.
3. We are not brainwashed in Heaven. Rather, since we feel the ultimate presence of God and absence of Satan, we have endless affection for all other humans and no motivation for any kind of evil e.g. sin, hatred, jealousy, etc.
4. Increased knowledge does not negate personal identity.
5. Shame will be wiped away in God's presence but memory will remain.