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  1. Dan from Georgia says:

    Very nice Michael.

    Indeed all creation groans and is tainted. If all creation is tainted, and then God is able to redeem all creation.

    I have no patience for people who think heaven will be just one massive choir concert with everyone in pasty white robes singing 16th century hymns non-stop ad nauseum. If God can turn stones to bread, as the enemy implied God could do, then let’s not handcuff our God.

    Well stated words Michael.

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks, Dan.

    Why we would think that the medieval portrait of heaven is the plumb line is beyond me.
    We seem to want to make the incredibly good news as banal as possible.
    We came from “ashes’ and return to “ashes”…that is good news because God makes life out of ashes.

  3. CM says:

    Michael and Dan,

    According to the Scriptures, not will creation be set free from the bondage of corruption of the Fall, but _everything_ will be set to whatever characteristics, properties, attributes, specifications,etc. before the Fall.

    IOW, your ears and how your brain perceives sounds AND Miss Kitty’s purr will be no longer tainted by the Fall. I have no idea how or by what amount that changes what they were on this earth (as we do no have a point of reference), but it will be different (and better and as God intended).

    I hope that makes sense.

  4. Michael says:

    CM,

    It makes sense because it’s true.
    We have very few details about the intermediate state or the kingdom in it’s fullness…but we do know that all is redeemed, heaven and earth become one place and God dwells with His people.

    Let the sanctified imagination run wild thinking of the joy to come…

  5. CM says:

    Michael and Dan from GA,

    The fact the entire universe is tainted by the fall means we have no real point of reference. To borrow from Quantum Mechanics, it is a measurement problem.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measurement_problem

    No slight is intended in the reference of the Schrödinger’s Cat thought experiment of explaining this measurement problem.

  6. Captain Kevin says:

    Michael: “Let the sanctified imagination run wild thinking of the joy to come…”

    Yes!!!

  7. bob1 says:

    Love does not die, it simply changes locations

    This made me cry, Michael.

    Thank you.

  8. pslady says:

    This is perfect Michael! As my late dad used to say when we love our pets so much, our loving Father, who loves us even more, will reunite us with them some day. I’ve always held onto this & so glad you feel the same.

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