ETERNAL ISSUE #1
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE
The whole purpose of living human life on this earth, according to the Bible, is to prepare to live forever through all eternity. This preparation is made by responding to the love of God: believing it, accepting it and by cooperating with Him to become Christ-like in character.
ETERNAL ISSUE #2
God's desire is for everyone to have eternal life but the gift of immortality will only be given to those who have beautiful Christ-like characters, similar to the character of Jesus Christ.
The difficulties, disappointments, trials and all the issues of life are not caused by God but are used by Him to help develop the characters of all who are willing to cooperate with Him. When trials are responded to with God's grace in the heart, trials become God's workmen to remove the impurities, infirmities, and roughness from our characters, fitting us for the society of pure, heavenly angels in glory.
A Christ-like character is the only kind of character that can truly enjoy heaven. A Christ-like character is the only kind of character that can be safely trusted in heaven. Death dissolves the body, but it doesn't change the character. The return of Jesus Christ does not change anyone's character; it only seals them forever beyond all change.
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ISSUES OF LIFE