How Do You Respond To The Enduring Question?

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  1. Joseph Carl

    Joseph Carl Active Member
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    Boris, it's an interesting question I've considered before too, especially since my best Mormon friend died recently and my Atheist mother not long before that. It is perplexing to understand how we're gong to reconnect with our loved ones in heaven, which is what knowing pastors teach and near death experiences report, but not miss the loved ones who aren't there.

    Since the Bible clearly specifies that there is no sorrow or pain in heaven (or the new world afterwards to come), God must some how allow our souls and resurrected bodies and minds to have selective memories. There's no way we could be in eternal paradise and feeling grief for those that didn't make it.
     
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    Boris Boddenov Active Member
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    Yeah Joseph, that's the most frequent response I've heard, and I guess makes the most sense. But still ....
     
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  3. Hoot Crawford

    Hoot Crawford Very Well-Known Member
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    God explains things to us in terms we can understand, but His wisdom and His plans for us are beyond our comprehension. I don't try to fill in the details.
     
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  4. Jeff Elohim

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    Memory even now on earth is possible to have "under control" ,whether for good or for bad, with God or against God.

    People who were violent, wicked, liars, thieves, and harmful,

    who I met decades ago, I have virtually no recollection of at all - and honestly most often forgot them entirely within sometimes days, weeks, months, or at most a year or two. Perhaps no 'emotional' or feelings recollection - nothing disturbing - while sometimes still remembering 'facts' per se, i.e like they existed, who they were, what they did if known, and why they perished. But no painful memory of them, other than grief that even a wicked soul was lost, as expected when a good person dies, but who would give their life for a wicked sinner ?! (Jesus did)

    Memory is controllable , for some at least, and for all those in Christ Jesus, so things can be not only forgiven, but also forgotten.

    When someone greets a soldier who was missing in action, presumed dead for ten years, then found alive!
    When meeting them again after so many years, with immeasurable joy (for spouse , child, or parent) ,

    would anyone believe for an instant that at that same time as the reunion,

    they would be thinking of someone who stole their lawnmower just a week earlier ?! NO! :) .... no memory of the bad

    when in the presence of even such great worldly joy/ relief/ happiness/

    then try to imagine the heavenly joy/ relief/ happiness overwhelming us in heaven ..!!! no , no memory of the bad. - not even a thought...
     
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  5. Terence Eames

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    That sounds fair enough Jeff. So if I don't see you there I won't realise it. Easy.
     
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  6. Jeff Elohim

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    It won't be easy for you.

    From all you've said, unless something changes, you won't see anyone.
     
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