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The Holy Bible Does Have Dreams, But Has Love, Truth for Eternity as Well

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Oct 9, 2007 at 15:45

How shall we view eternity? It would seem that eternity, an existence that natural men and women do not have because we are not born to it, is an existence that can only be achieved by entering it according to the plan and provision of One who was there before time, of One who entered into this existence to experience its miseries and limited moments of joy, and then returned to eternity by the only means that someone living in these clay forms is afforded, by dying. This can only be sought out in the Bible, for such things cannot be found in the Quran.

In the Holy Bible, it is written (paraphrased), ‘it is appointed once for a man to die, then the judgment.' It is written further, " Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of (Almighty) God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years." (Rev 20:6).

There is again written, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." (Rev 21:8).

On the one hand, I am sorry that not all can understand these words in the conventional human sense, but not sorry that these words, and all the wonderful words that the Almighty God of love, has written for the benefit of those who believe in Jesus Christ as LORD. It must be understood as well that whether one is in a closet praying, as the Holy Bible tells us to do, or out on a mountaintop communing with the LORD as Jesus did in the wilderness, there is no darkness in HIS presence, for from Him comes the light of eternity, and truth. That is no dream, but a promise, paid for by the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and guaranteed by His rising from the dead and taking His place at the right hand of Almighty God, in eternity.

One will never, never, find that in the Quran. We must remember, the Quran was written by those who do not want to believe in Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible, and becuase they do not believe in the Holy Spirit, they do not have the Holy Spirit to guide them in such things.

So, yes, believing Christians do hope and dream of eternity, because we know that our Redeemer lives, in us and for us, forever, and will take us to be with Him there, in His love and Holy Name we pray, Amen.
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