Honza Pokorný

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On heaven and boredom

One of the complaints many atheists raise against becoming a Christian is the fact that heaven will be boring. They have in their minds this idea of us in heaven as chubby toddlers in diapers playing harps and flying around. To me that would be hell.

I would like to talk to you about why I think that heaven won’t be boring. Let me start by telling you a how my high school teacher explained to us the concept of geometric parallels. She said they were two lines that didn’t intersect or touch. She also made a side note that the two parallels will intersect at one specific point, being infinity.

It takes the two parallel lines all of infinity to reach each other. Now, keep that in mind while we look at some Scripture.

Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. – Revelation 21:3, ESV

The Bible says that God will live with us, among us, so we can know Him fully. God is omnipotent, omniscient and infinite. To comprehend all of the depths of God, all his wisdom, love and grace, we will need a long time.

How long? Well, it’s easy. Exactly one eternity.

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