Still God's Purpose
December 6, 2006 7:30am CST
Thus, from the beginning it was God's purpose for a perfect human family to dwell on earth forever in a paradise. And it is still his purpose! Without fail, that purpose will be fulfilled. The Bible states: "Jehovah of armies has sworn, saying: 'Surely just as I have figured, so it must occur; and just as I have counseled, that is what will come true.'" "I have even spoken it; I shall also bring it in. I have formed it, I shall also do it."—Isaiah 14:24; 46:11. Jesus Christ spoke about God's purpose to restore a paradise on earth when he told a certain man who wanted hope for the future: "You will be with me in Paradise." (Luke 23:43) The apostle Peter too spoke of the coming new world when he foretold: "There are new heavens [a new governmental arrangement ruling from heaven] and a new earth [a new earthly society] that we are awaiting according to [God's] promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell."—2 Peter 3:13. The psalmist David also wrote about the incoming new world and how long it would endure. He foretold: "The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it." (Psalm 37:29) That is why Jesus promised: "Happy are the mild-tempered ones, since they will inherit the earth."—Matthew 5:5. ("The owner can call to account tenants who ruin his house") What a grand prospect that is, living forever on a paradise earth free from all wickedness, crime, sickness, sorrow, and pain! In the final book of the Bible, God's prophetic Word summarizes this grand purpose by declaring: "[God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." It adds: "And the One seated on the throne said: 'Look! I am making all things new.' Also, he says: 'Write, because these words are faithful and true.'"—Revelation 21:4, 5. Yes, God has a grand purpose in mind. It will be a new world of righteousness, an eternal paradise, foretold by the One who can and will do what he promises, for his "words are faithful and true
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6 Dec 06
We have all lived past lives. All of us will live future ones. What we do in this life will influence our lives to come as we evolve toward immortality. we're eternal, spiritual beings finding our way home -- always loved and never alone. we don't die when our bodies do. When we experience past-life regression, we come to realize that we've lived before and we'll return to live again, united once more with our loved ones. The nature of suffering and mourning undergoes a transformation when we become aware that, although we may have lost physical contact with our family and friends, we will meet again on the Other Side or in another life.I believe We are here to learn about love. This is the energy from which all of us and all things are made.Only in community, only in relationships, only in service can we truly understand the all-encompassing energy of love.Love and intimacy are at the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well, what causes sadness and what brings happiness, what makes us suffer and what leads to healing. Only in physical form we experience pain and we evolve to better humans and through this evolution in each life we become god-like slowly and steadily.Thata the whole purpose of this life and this world.