A line from a song in my childhood: “Heaven is a holy place, Filled with glory and with grace. Sin can never enter in.” Honest evaluation, now. Does Heaven Sound Boring to You? No sin, no fights, no dirty jokes, no sex, no R-rated movies or books, no gossip, no bullying. No participation in such things nor even being entertained that way.
Things there will be true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good in action and in thought. And we will be spending lots of time just worshiping God, and singing about him.
Sounds pretty boring to me! What’s the next choice? Oh, really? That’s not good; I guess Heaven will be better, but it still sounds boring.
insanitybytes2 deals with “garbage in, garbage out” in an excellent article. Please go read it. We have been brainwashed!
We have compromised standards of entertainment to the place that more filth is dished out for shock value to an audience that is no longer shocked at anything. I ask, “How long has it been since you have seen anyone blush?” I’m sure the kid who first stuck a porn picture in my face in high school got a kick out of my blush. I remember how hard it was to act as though it didn’t bother me. I wish I had slapped his face, but I didn’t.
Now it is near standard fare on television in our homes. My little girls were watching children cartoons on my kindle. I watched with them for a while, no problem. They went on their way for something and I clicked a kiddie picture in the side bar. Cartoon again. A little girl playing in a little inflatable pool with a slide. She ran around the slide to climb it. While she was out of sight, a man (still cartoon) came along and urinated in the water. She did not see him, but all the little ones watching the cartoon saw what happened.
True, none of that will be in Heaven. Sounds boring, huh? I’m not through but I’m quitting for today. See you later. Meanwhile, mull over my question a bit. It might lead us to a little more understanding of sanctification.