Love is the same word as charity in Greek. But charity in modern language is very near to “nonprofit” (=NGO). So love is nonprofit. What is common between love and nonprofit: It is as hard to honestly fit nonprofit registration purpose as hard to truly love. So nonprofit and love are essentially the same. Nonprofit is the external manifestation of love, to act not for money. But pleasure is money inside us. (Money is a measure of good and pleasure is, too.) So inside us love is “non-pleasure” like non-profit? Does it mean that we like nonprofit not for money but to have as much money as possible (“nonprofits can have profit” is a common legal idiom) to be not for pleasure but to have as much pleasure as possible?
Bible clearly teaches that in the heaven there will be no such problems as hunger.
I think, there are two variants:
- The development in the future will be never stalled for advanced periods.
- The development will sometimes almost fully stall making the life locally useless, but the citizens of the heaven will not consider their uselessness during such periods as a reason to ignore “mundane” problems like possible hunger.
Please discuss which of the two variants (or both?) will be accomplished.
(Rom 2:12) “For there is no respect of persons with God.”
There is no concept of reputation in the life with God.
It looks like that the Gospel is about the future by my interpretation of the following Bible fragment:
(Rom. 5:6-8) “6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
In the future people will be supermen.
But now we are yet without strength. We are yet sinners (our brains don’t work as proper computers).
Hebrews 6:5 also seems to hint that the word of God is about the future: (Heb. 6:5) “And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come”.
Can a hardship deprive us of salvation? (Rom. 8:35-39) “35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Suppose that a fall caused by hardships can deprive us of salvation. In this case a hit by head could deprive us of salvation even more.
I think, soul is a backup copy of the brain, just like as for our computers. Then a hit by head cannot damage the soul. If even hit by head cannot damage our position in the heaven, how less could loss of job, debts, etc. How less could becoming a homosexual because of hormonal damage?
So, now I think the reverse: A fall caused by hardships advances our position on the heaven. It is because of (Ps. 103:6) “The Lord makes righteousness and judgment to all who are offended,” (Psalm 146:7) “makes the judgment to the offended, giving bread to the hungry. The Lord permits the prisoners.” See here about how my offence caused me good.
One more question: Can a human lose his faith in Christ due to hit by head? If he loses, will he anyway go the heaven? Or will he be considered dead since the time of the hit and go to the heaven that time leaving a “zombie” on the Earth?
St. Paul considered himself dead. I also consider myself as a half-zombie, because my “spiritual” state was much better before the hits. I remind that Paul was also beaten by the head, no wonder he considered himself dead.
(Rom. 6:11) “Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
I think, God saves us sinners not for our sake but for the sake of the process of salvation itself.
Why has God allowed me to become a sinner like you again?
It seems now I know the answer:
Sometimes a computer stop to do some useless calculations only when they overflow its entire memory. It may be an attempt to solve a problem not solvable in principle or a problem which would take say 10^100 years even for a powerful computer.
I would spend more time with the computer brain trying to solve it, than I spent being a sinner.
God wants us to solve our problems faster. So He in fact helped me.