My question has to do with those who believe in the idea of heaven.The Tanager wrote:I am saying annihilation is holding one accountable to their choices in life. The choice that would bring about annihilation (or the alternative of everlasting hell) is the free will refusal to submit to God and live life as our own god. When we become self centered we cause problems for those around us. I do not think God will allow that to infect eternity.William wrote:Are you saying that being annihilated is being held accountable for ones actions?
What kind of actions do you regard through your beliefs to being ones which require the individual is annihilated?
The above quotes from another thread got me thinking about what it is about heaven which is different from earth, based on the doctrine that here on earth one has 'ample time' to make a belief-based decision and that if one chooses not to, then it is 'too late' and an alternative to heaven becomes the destiny of such individuals.
What is it about heaven which is different from earth where belief no longer enters into the equation?
Generically the idea of heaven and going there after your body has died on earth is dependent upon belief and that heaven is the reward of that belief.
So what is it one would expect to be different in heaven which is absent in the physical universe, which would convince you if you didn't already believe?
Specifically this question is for those who believe in heaven as the ultimate reward for belief. It is not intended as something to debate.