Originally posted by eatmybishop
do you think maybe god is waiting for us, as opposed to us waiting for him? by that i mean heaven is a place that will exist on the earth, it will exist when mankind has progressed far enough spiritually that we realise there is only one core religion, one race, one love etc... by then we would have become one with god, understand god; we would have created our heaven on earth with him guiding us all along?
Do you see this happening? I don't mean to burst your bubble but have you taken a look around at the world lately? Global warming anyone? Terrorism and WMD's anyone? Genocide in the Sudan anyone? In fact, is there ANY evidence that man is evolving into a more "enlightened" state?
I would agree in terms of God waiting for us to the degree that he is awaiting us to reach out to him in order to save us from ourselves. In fact, Revelations seems to indicate that Christ will return specifically to save mankind from killing himself off altogether. Have you read Revelation?
Revelations 8:7 ".....and a third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up."
Revelations 6:8 "And I looked, and behold a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto THEM over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with the sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
Granted, it does say that Christ will come back and make things right once again on earth so as to be "heaven on earth". However, man is not responsible for this transformation. Man is incapible of such a transformation if left to his own devices.