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Friday, December 17, 2010

Guest Post: There is a War in Heaven...?

What can I say about my next guest blogger? It's hard to put into words how much I adore Blaze Taylorr. She's sweet, cool, intelligent, thoughtful, and um, AMAZING! Not to mention, she has the cutest blog around. We've been blog friends for a very long time now, so I'm ecstatic she's giving me a guest post. I hope her topic gives you something to ponder this weekend. Enjoy!



(This topic came up during the reading of Paradise Lost in my 12th grade British Literature class.)

Paradise Lost is an epic poem written by John Milton in the 17th century. He compared the turmoil going on in England to Lucifer being cast out of Heaven with his other rebel angels. He hoped that a great literary work would bring his people together. Keep in mind that Milton was almost completely blind when he wrote this masterpiece (which I think is totally awesome... Not that he was blind but that even despite his condition he could inspire others. :)

Our teacher asked us if we really believed the story of Adam and Eve, when Eve picked the fruit off the forbidden tree and they were cast out of The Garden of Eden. Obviously, being the Christian that I am, instantly said, of course I believe it. Why wouldn't I? She replied with a "it's not true". And it really made me think, what is really true about the Bible. Don't get me wrong, I do believe in the Bible, but not all that it teaches us. God didn't write the Bible, other people did like Ezra or Moses. Even if their stories were true, the Bible has been translated and most likely tampered with after all these centuries. Anyone could have put whatever they wanted or believed in, in the Bible.



Another point that was made in my class discussion was that there is a war going on in Heaven. Key word here is in Heaven. My teacher stated that there are angels still trying to get all the power God has. Just like Lucifer had attempted to. I am strongly against this because if the angels were trying to get the power God has, wouldn't they be cast out just like Lucifer? My teacher replied with, well God gets tired of doing the same thing over and over. He gets tired? So since we're doing so bad down here, with the wars, rape, domestic abuse, murders, robberies, lying, cheating, etc, wouldn't God have killed us all and just started over again? No, because God is love. He gives us all fair chances and we will be judged accordingly. I guess this is where all the movies come in with the world ending. However, there can't be war in Heaven. Heaven, God, Jesus, and all the angels is the ultimate representation of good, and Lucifer, his rebel angels, and hell is the ultimate representation of bad. So the world, since we are in the middle of both realms, is where the war is being fought. We have the free will of choice, whether to do good or bad. There is a constant war over our souls. Should I lie to my mother today? Should I go to work or school? Should I punch this person because they pissed me off. These are only a few situations in which we have to chose the good side, or the bad. And that is where the war is. Satan believes if he gets enough of us on his side, he still has a chance to overturn God. Which will never happen, God is what gives us breath and life and everything we have.

God is power and all things good.

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87 comments:

Vikki said...

This is a great post! Very thoughtful and thought-provoking.
I agree what everything which has been written here, we have to deal with decisions everyday, and it's up to our free will which way to go, good or bad.

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Tights Lover said...

Awesome post, Blaze. It's definitely some food for thought.

My feeling on the Bible is that its been manipulated over thousands of years to suit the current needs of those who promoted it (ie. poor, non-violent people go to Heaven...or, in other words don't try to steal my power, you wont go to heaven). I try to keep it simple and just live by a certain code...if I'm good to others and don't try to hurt anybody, the Heaven/Hell thing can sort itself out :).

ps. Thanks for constantly keeping me laughing with your comments Jennifer. I'm glad the robe sparked such a vivid fantasy!

Becky-May said...

this is such a great post. i like it when a post leaves you thinking :)

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Bonnie said...

This post is after my heart. John Milton is my focus in graduate school, and "Paradise Lost" is my favorite work of his. Ughghghg. This is too perfect!!! :) :)

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Dahl said...

This has definitely left me with something to ponder...how odd to think that our world is caught between heaven and hell, and it is up to us to choose right or wrong. There are many people who choose right, and even small things done each day can help. But there are also many people who do wrong, and I wonder, If God loves us all, then why did he choose to cast out Lucifer and not some of our world's nastiest people? Definitely a deep question, as many thoughts about religion and explaining our world are. http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

cathy. said...

This is such an insightful post. I completely agree with you, there could not possibly be anything but pure perfection and goodness in heaven. :)

You have such a lovely blog :)

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Hi Jen..Really nice of you to share your blog with a fellow guestblogger, and an excellent one as well:-)Thanks, I had a great read..xx Alice

Imogen said...

Great post and it really makes you think. Paradise Lost sounds very familiar to me and I think maybe I did it at school too.

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OceanDreams said...

Great guest post and I love God with all of my heart so it's nice to see that same thought.

ching said...

i love how you ended this with "God is power and all things good." i really do hope God doesn't go tired with us..that kind of mental image is depressing. thanks for sharing this.

yiqin; said...

Really meaningful post!

jenni said...

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Zabrinah said...

Blaze Taylorr is awesome! Yay. I really love your name, by the way!

This was a lovely post.

~Zabrinah

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

love this guest post idea. going to check out her blog now.

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Now that I've read this, it saddens me that I have never read "Paradise Lost." :/

michelle_ said...

this is a great post !!
it got me thinkinggg..

i hope you've had a great weekend :)
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Audrey Allure said...

She brings up some great points - awesome guest post :)

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SMASH said...

I really enjoyed reading this post :)

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pilgrimchick said...

I'm not sure who your teacher is, but I am unimpressed by how he/she handled discussing Milton's themes. Although I am not a Christian, and I do not believe in the story of Adam and Eve, I do think that people's beliefs need to be respected.

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I love your post, as always :)

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