Thanks, I never considered that exactly as you expressed it.
Here’s the Deal:smile:
In the entire Universe of BILLIONS of stars, planets & galaxies, only ONE thing; planet earth can be proven to support the life forms we are aware of
On Planet Earth with it many MILLIONS of living things; only ONE thing is rational: humanity
Gen 1:26-27 teaches us the WE alone are Created in GODS very image. Then John 4:23-24 teaches us the 'GOD IS A SPIRIT" and is to worshiped as such
So we are mortal and very humanity with body and blood; while GOD is immortal and a SPIRIT; so then just HOW do we emulate GOD?
The answer is that at conception GOD Gifts every human soul with a mind, intellect and freewill.
Each of these Gifts like GOD are a Spiritual reality; that God attaches to the human Soul at the instant of conception. Like God these attributes are Spiritual and Immortal; never die.
So WHY then does God make US in HIS Image [what does He expect in return?]
Isa. 43:7 & 21 “Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” … the people whom I formed for myself that THEY MIGHT declare my praise.
THIS TEACHES US THE life IS A GOD TEST; which many more fail than pass.; which gets to your point. NO-ONE gets to heaven by accident; If we get there it is because suffered and worked to do so.
When We get to heaven we will recognize others that we knew here on earth; BUT we will be so GRATEFUL to God and in such AWE of His Presence that We freely choose to thank and Worship the Divine Presence; that We will want to do nothing else. What we think while on earth is with logic and emotions; in heaven we will be overcome literally with what has been granted us and realize that what has been granted to us through HIS Grace, is truly worthy of eternal praise.
God Bless you,