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Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Edifier du Jour-Acts 26:6-8
6 "And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers; 7 the promise to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve God night and day. And for this hope, O King, I am being accused by Jews. 8 "Why is it considered incredible among you people if God does raise the dead?
Indeed, why is eternal life incredible? If we start out with the concept that God exists (otherwise it's a moot question), some being that created and interacts with the universe, it isn't that much of a leap to look at God as acting outside of the normal physical rules. It's also not that much of a leap that their might be a spiritual dimension that coexists concurrent with the space-time continuum. Basic Judaism (and many other religions as well) posits that we all have souls. If there is a God who created and designed the universe, there might just be a design to this spiritual dimension. He might, as best I can guess as a human with little brain, have created the universe so as to create spiritual companions for Himself. I'm recalling the Westminster Confession -"The chief end of man is to worship God and to enjoy Him forever." To enjoy him forever would require people to be able to live forever. It's sort of like seeing my name on the MBA schedule for the fall (cutting down on the courseload of that workaholic Dr. Staff); that sorta assumes I'll be here in the fall. If we're supposed to fellowship with God forever, we'll have to get tenure. We've got that in the blood of Jesus.

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