Originally posted by wolfgang59
If everyone has the same likes, attitudes, tastes, feelings, loves and hates.
What will differentiate you all?
Effectively everyone will cease to be.
You'll be DEAD.
It is sad that wolfgang59 is projecting his own mundane and sinful monotony ONTO the eternal salvation in Jesus Christ. What a tragic deception he is under.
You see this is the work of God's enemy. That is to convince fallen man that he [Satan] is god, and that God and Jesus Christ are evil, death, and "the enemy."
How good it is to see things aright.
Christ came that we may have the divine life and have that life "more abundantly"
The endless wealth and variety of Him living in us is symbolized in a number of ways. One is in the tree of life
bearing fruits each of the twelve months of the year.
" And on this side and on that side of the river was the tree of life, producing twelve fruits, yielding its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations." (Rev. 22:2)
The diversity of expression of God dispensed into man is also symbolized as the twelve kinds of precious stones which make up the foundations and wall of the city.
"The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every precious stone:
the first foundation was jasper;
the second, sapphire;
the third, chalcedony;
the fourth, emerald;
the fifth, sardonyx;
the sixth, sardius;
the seventh, chrysolite;
the eighth, beryl;
the ninth, topaz,
the tenth, chrysoprase;
the eleventh, jacinth;
the twelfth, amethyst. " (Rev. 21:19,20)
These represent the transformed human beings made transparent through whom the limitless preciousness of Christ shines through. There is the ultimate unity and diversity.
"We will be like Him"
Oh, that twelfth precious stone was AMETHYST
.... not "Atheist".