Is Heaven like North Korea?

Instead of simply creating a perfect place for everyone to be, God allowed free will for us to decide if we want to go to the perfect place for eternity.  Now, this poses some difficulties.

Sin comes with free will.  Heaven has no sin.  I guess that means no free will in heaven.

God gave us free will because He loves us, but in Heaven we have no free will with Him.  But it is where we want to be.  How does this make sense?

God gave us free will and then decides to send those who utilize it to Hell.  Talk about a cruel trick!

We might as well all repent our sins and move to the controlling dictatorship of North Korea to experience the closest Earthly resemblance of the structure of Heaven that we have access to.

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5 Responses to Is Heaven like North Korea?

  1. “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4

    “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2

    “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Romans 14:17

    “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

  2. Howie says:

    Jason – did you understand how the bride’s comment resolved the issue you brought up?

    • jasonjshaw says:

      Basically, love God and things will be wonderful to an extent that is not known – choose not to and you get Hell. That’s what I’m getting from what Bride is saying. I’m still failing to see significant differences between such promises and the way North Korea literally carries out such a faith with their leadership. Love your dear leader and everything will be wonderful, turn away from him and you risk ending up in a Hellish labour camp. Seems to be like a microcosm of the basis of Christian Heaven and Hell belief.

  3. Strewth says:

    I hope that my will and God’s will be in accord. When I leave this world I want to be useful, not sitting before the throne of God listening to heavenly choirs. To me this life is God’s training field for some purpose of His, and I look forward to what is in store.

    Unless I need to come back here to lean more!

    • jasonjshaw says:

      I also keep in mind the ol’ “what if” about the afterlife. Though, afterlife or not, I don’t think it really changes the idea that we should live thoughtfully of the people and environments around us.

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