A very pleasant place for His family to live in? (You and me!)

Well, it used to be much more pleasant!

When this writer looks at the rubbish humans leave around, I think we do not deserve this lovely place - because we have made it a rubbish dump. Animals don't foul their own nest, humans do!

It is a great place to grow, play sport, learn to live with one another in harmony and to learn about God.

YES, yes and yes. God's people have been living, loving and dying for 4,000 to 5,000 years.

Jesus said to Nicodemus: "Whoever believes in God shall not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

Eternity (heaven) has no end.

Time as we know it will not exist. Like no Monday, Tuesday, etc. and no months or years to count.

We will have 'spiritual bodies' like Jesus had after he rose from the dead.

I cannot really understand all of that but it is written in the Bible.

Pretty cool Eh?

I don't know. Wherever it is, God is there - that is all I know about that.

I mean, we all look up and point 'up there' because nobody knows much at all.

I do know that our galaxy, The Milky Way is very, very big. To cross it at 150,000 miles an hour would only take 670 million years (Readers Digest World Atlas 1963). Our galaxy has 400,000,000,000 stars in it and our sun is only an average size star. Even that will only last another 2 billion (maybe 60 million) years before it explodes into something else. Phew! And there are many, many other galaxies and all that is true.

Somehow I believe God made it all and Jesus said to his disciples: "I go to prepare a place for you." You can trust what Jesus says (John 14:1-4).

Sure have for me, the writer, but I think you mean has God made any.

Well I cannot truthfully speak for Him, but I know one part where He was very sorry for what had happened in men.

In Exodus God got very angry and was about to kill many of His people. He said to Moses: "I have seen these people and they are a stiff-necked people." "Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and destroy them." (Exodus 32:1-33). WOW! Look out, God is very angry.

Moses talked God out of killing them 'some feat indeed' and none of them got zapped.

Before that the Bible records that, "When the Lord God saw the extent of human wickedness and that the trend and direction of men's lives were only towards evil, He was sorry that He had made them. It broke His heart "For I am sorry I made them." (Genesis 6:1-8).

He did give us a choice to do right or wrong. He killed them all except Noah and his family. It is all in Genesis chapter 6, 7 and 8. Thinking on that, I wonder what God thinks of us humans today?

Have you seen movies about Noah, or books, seems everyone knows the story! There are something like 400 similar stories in historical cultural records: could they all have passed down this same story?

Sorry, but there is no reference to God having parents or a beginning.

I believe we?ll find out all we want to know - 

in heaven but not now, down here.

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The Answerer - Peter Harris, answered children's questions from his many years of teaching "Scripture" classes.
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