Are Paul’s “third heaven” and Jesus’ “paradise” the same place? It would seem so. Paul wrote of his visionary experience this way: “I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God… Continue reading
The Old Testament became more meaningful to me when I realized that it recorded how a people built a relationship with a God they could not see. How difficult that is! Unlike pagan gods that took their form from visible natural forces and animals, God revealed Himself to Abraham as an invisible, but living, Presence or Person, with the capacity not only for power and purpose but for great love.
Maturing into such a spiritual… Continue reading