≡ Menu

Opting out of heaven

* You can buy the bumper sticker here

Taking the previous post on God’s Kryptonite a step further.

I’ve got two kids. Let’s say one of them becomes sinful and rebellious (which would just never happen). But hypothetically, let’s just say for whatever reason one of my daughters lives a selfish and faithless life. At the end of time, somehow I manage to slip my way into heaven, and she doesn’t.

If you’re a parent, I’m fairly certain you’d do the same as I would (as you would in this life) – You would plea with every ounce of your being that your child could continue having a chance at life.

I’d go as far as offering to trading spots. Kinda like Jesus did.

I know I’m nothing like Jesus, but would it hurt if I tried? Could we opt out of heaven for those that we love?

Would God honor our request? Could we joyfully stay in heaven if he didn’t?

Your thoughts?

{ 2 comments… add one }

  • Parke June 2, 2011, 9:38 am

    Thanks for the good reminder of those powerful thoughts written by Paul: “I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.” (from Romans 9)

  • Lon June 2, 2011, 9:46 am

    Hey Parke! I wrote a post on that particular verse not too long ago as well – http://solarcrash.com/2011/02/cursed-for-christ/

    It’s peculiar that we often proclaim being with christ alone as the pinnacle of the faith journey when Paul, moses, and christ all seem to have longed for something even greater paradoxically

Leave a Comment

Next post:

Previous post: