For those of you that don't know me, I'm junebug,believer. Nice to meet you. I came to this forum a few months back, don't know why, I typed God in my search engine and this website popped up. So I thought while I'm here I would share my God story with you. Not to start a new religion but to just simply share.
As long as there is a shred of hope that life after death exists, this is the path I must follow, I long to see my mother again in a land without pain,fear, or sadness.
Do we not owe it to ourselves to give any option that includes eternal existence every opportunity before dismissing it. I owe it to myself I know.
Yes I know that most people here have done just that, but until you've heard every story, mine included, how can the investigation be over.
My Momma always said,"You draw more bees with sugar than vinegar!"
There are a lot of "good" people believing in God, will you condemn the righteous along with the unrighteous. Sounds familiar I know, seems appropriate here to remind you that it is what, I thought, you all were suppose to be against, unfairness.
While it would be nice to think that such an entity ("God") exists, and that such a place ("heaven") exists, so that you could be with the family members that you have lost (your mom, dad, grandparents, etc), it would also be nice if Santa Claus existed, bringing presents, etc.
None of us can know for sure. However, an important question is "is this possible at all?" Just how much of your time here on earth are you going to spending working on this possibility? A couple of hours per week getting ready for church, going to church, being at church and then coming home from church? That adds up to a lot of hours spent here on earth. What if heaven doesn't exist? Then you wasted all that time and got nothing for it in return.
What if, as country singer Don Williams said in one of his songs, "I don't believe that heaven waits for only those who congragate?" Maybe you don't have to go to church every week to get to heaven. You get all the benefits just by being one of those that only go at Christmas and Easter? Maybe you don't have to go to church at all.
Kenny Chesney said "Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to go right now?" Why not, if it is such a good place? Let's all drink the kool-aid and get there tonight! Nope, most of us don't want to do that.
I would suggest that a study of whether such a place is possible or not is definately in order. If it is not possible, then don't waste your time here on earth hoping to see your mom again. Remember her as the person she was, but move on with your life. Otherwise, you spend a lot of your time here on earth hoping for something that may not exist.