Summary: What many people believe about heaven tends to be disproven from the scriptures.
Seven Myths About Heaven
Someone sent me this in an email this week . . .
A Michigan couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 35 years earlier.
Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules, so the husband left Michigan and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.
The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email. Meanwhile, somewhere in Texas, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called ho me to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.
The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read:
To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I’ve Arrived.
Date: October 16, 2004
MESSAGE: I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.
P.S. It’s stinkin’ hot down here
ARE YOU GOING TO THE ETERNAL HOME YOU THINK YOU SHOULD?
1. Heaven, like church is going to be boring.
a. Matthew 22:2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
Wedding Banquet – Not a Funeral.
Billy Joel sang a song that said, “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints – the sinners are much more fun . . . only the good die young.”
Do you know why most people don’t like church? Either they showed up at the wrong one or they just don’t know the reality of salvation!!! Church gatherings should be a celebration.
No offense, but some come to church like it’s the dullest thing on the planet.
Like church should be, Heaven is a party! God’s place is not a black tie affair. At a funeral – what do you have – quiet, people wearing black, long drawn faces, solemn, “sorry for your loss”, boring, long, sad. Too many churches are like funerals! And too many Christians act like church is a funeral. Not here! We understand that the kingdom of heaven is an exciting thing.
In Jesus’ time, this was a 7, yes 7 day celebration. This would be a party of immense proportions.
Do you know the happy couple?
I’ve learned why some receptions are boring. The fun you have at a wedding is directly proportionate to the level of friendship you have with the happy couple. The best weddings are the ones where you know the most people.
Do you know God’s people? Do you know His Son?
2. Heaven has no food or dancing – just singing saints playing the harp.
a. I’ve never been to a wedding were food was not involved.
Can I tell you something? God, who created the Earth and the Universe, knows a little something about throwing a party!
A few years ago, the world was dazzled by what has been called the “Wedding of the Century”. The wedding of Donald Trump and Melania Knauss was one of the most grandiose weddings that the world will ever see.
The guest list for the wedding and reception only contained 350 names but those invited were of the highest in social standing. The list contained members of Royal families around the world, high profile Hollywood actors, former Mayor of New York, Rudy Juliani, and Regis Philbin.
The bride was given a diamond studded platinum wedding ring that was worth about $1.5 million. Her wedding dress was made of white duchesse satin, had a 13-foot long train and was crowned by a 16-foot long veil. It took 1000 hours of labor from 28 seamstresses to put it together including 550 hours spent in embroidering more than 1500 crystal rhinestones and pearls in swirl patterns that covered the dress. That dress cost around $200,000. Then there was the cake. It was seven tiers high, 32 inches in diameter and weighed 50 lbs and was topped by 3000 white icing roses. The wedding’s final cost is unknown but it was certainly well into the millions of dollars. The cheapest thing that was listed on their gift registry at Tiffany’s was an $8500 porcelain fruit basket. There was only one thing that was done to save a few dollars. Mr. Trump did his own hair.