“God is imaginary”? Really? Part 18: Imagine heaven

Imagine heavenproof number eighteen of the website God is imaginary encourages us to do.

“Chris” and “Norm” once again make an appearance as Chris attempts to explain what heaven is and how people get there and what goes on there. Chris, of course reflects the popular conceptions of heaven that really have no biblical basis, and the writer dismisses them, something proper, because the token believer doesn’t have a clue about what is going on outside of how it is described in the Left Behind series of novels, which is a dramatization of what could happen if Christ returned and raptures His people out of the world.

Then, the writer says this:

We imagine that we have “souls,” fabricate the concept of “eternal life” and then fantasize a place called “heaven,” complete with streets of gold, calorie-free foods, frolicking virgins and whatever else we can come up with.

Hate to break it to him, but that’s the Muslim view of heaven.

The Christian view is something unique, something different. While it is described as a party, an intense celebration,

Then I heard what sounded like the voice of a vast throng, like the roar of many waters and like loud crashes of thunder. They were shouting: “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the All-Powerful, reigns!
7 Let us rejoice and exult and give him glory, because the wedding celebration of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
8 She was permitted to be dressed in bright, clean, fine linen” (for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints).
9 Then the angel said to me, “Write the following: Blessed are those who are invited to the banquet at the wedding celebration of the Lamb!” He also said to me, “These are the true words of God.”(Revelation 19, NET)

It is ultimately about a restoration of what was lost: the perfect fellowship with God that man had before the Fall and His victory over the sin and death that came with that rebellion.

This “proof” is a straw man and doesn’t deal with what Christians truly believe.


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