28 October 2008

Destination Heaven

Last Saturday was our Fall Festival at church. Each year the Youth Group puts on a skit and they do a great job. This year the skit was called Destination Heaven. It was about two young girls who decided to skip church to go to a college party and they died in a car wreck on the way home. They both went to Heaven to be judged. One got in, and one didn't make it.

What got my attention was how they interpreted the judgement in Heaven. I guess it is what everyone would expect. God or Jesus sitting on a throne, angels all about the place and someone reading the Book of Life to see who's name is recorded and who's name isn't recorded. But is this how it really is? I guess no one reading this would really know. But let's break it down.

If you look at the World Clock at the bottom of this page, you will notice that it reports about 167,000 deaths per day not counting abortions. That works out to about 1 death every half second, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

We can prove the statistics of the death rate. This is fact. When you die you have to go to heaven and be judged in 1/2 of a second. This doesn't leave God much time to review our prayers let alone answer them. The judgements would keep him busy full time. We believe that with God all things are possible so there must be a way for all this to happen, we simply don't know it.

Now reading from the Bible it assures us that God knows our hearts intimately and every hair on our head is numbered. I want to think that on my judgement i would get to spend some quality time with God but the shear number of deaths points to the fact that i can not do this.

I am going to have to do a little more research into this. If you have any ideas, i would love to hear them.


Biggun6969 said...

You are thinking along the lines that both God and you use the same clock. Time stands still for the big guy. I remember one Sunday at bible school at Steven’s church when the teacher took out a book of matches and lit one then immediately blew it out. She said the amount of time this match burned represents the time we spend on earth compared to the time we spend in heaven/hell. I have never seen a picture of Jesus wearing a Timex.

Don’t worry; he will have plenty of time to sit and talk with you about all those donuts, hams, and pistols. Later.

Anonymous said...

God is light. Physics has proven that the faster you approach the speed of light, the slower the reference of time is. Otherwise, time stands still at the speed of light. The birth of the universe was only a moment ago.

God has plenty of time.