Monday, February 2, 2009

Two Questions

1. Is God against global harmony? When the world was in complete agreement, they started building the Tower of Babel. Part of the reason God disturbed their languages is because He did not want all people to have a united mind.

2. What is the difference between Heaven and the Garden of Eden? If there had been no fall, Adam and Eve would have lived forever. (Hence the guarding of the Tree of Life.) They were in perfect communion with God. The only difference I can think of is marriage. (Jesus specifically says that their will be no marriage in Heaven.)

So I would love to hear your thoughts on these two questions.

4 comments:

Brian Barker said...

I agree with the tower of Babel comment.

In today's World the language problem is still relevant!

If you have time, please check http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_YHALnLV9XU as well as http://www.lernu.net

Wickle said...

1) I don't think that God is, so much, opposed to unity as He refuses to share His throne with anyone else.

United, the people were trying to build a tower to Heaven to show that they were as great as God. By confusing our speech, He prevented us from building an idol to ourselves.

United, if we thought that we were all that mattered, we wouldn't turn to Him. In much the same way that God prevents us from eating from the Tree of Life since the Fall, He's preventing us from putting this particular stumbling block in our way.

That's my thought, anyway.

2) Eden was a lot like Heaven, I think. I can't speak to the difference, I guess. I'll give it some thought, see if anyone else has anything to say, and try to come back to it.

I will say, though, that I'm looking forward to exploring the question for real!

Applied Christianity said...

Wickle,
I would agree that God wants
Christians to be unified. Jesus makes that clear in John.

Unity outside of God is what I am talking about. World unity around any other cause seems dangerous.

Jeremy Pierce said...

Augustine's answer to #2 is that we won't be able to sin in the resurrection.