NM, thanks for that lovely discription of Revelation! That is a book that is kind of scary and confusing to me. I totally avoid it. I know I shouldn't but it's just difficult for me and actually causes some anxiety for me. I don't really like to think about "eternity" b/c I don't understand the finality and foreverness of it all. Most of my life, I've had a strange thought process about it all that stresses me out and I hate to think about it. I think it's b/c I feel like I'm not doing enough here on earth (like I'm definitely "born again" but I need to be "storing up treasures in heaven" more, yk?)! Or there are friends and family I wish I knew would be there. Anyway, I need to pray for more peace about it all and understanding. Sorry to ramble!!! I am really excited about being w/ my grandma again and spending time w/ Christ and just how perfect it will all be. I just can't wrap my human mind around what "forever" means, yk? And that's the scary part. A Jeh. Wit. recently told me, "God gave us His Word so we could understand Him. He wouldn't make anything that we can't understand (speaking of the "trinity" which they don't believe in)". Next time she comes by, I'll ask her if she can totally understand the concept of a God w/ no begining or end or what "eternity" really means.
ANYWAY....speaking of the trinity, the book she gave me said "trinity" isn't even in the bible anywhere, but I know there are passages of Jesus saying "the Father and I are One" etc. Can anyone help me w/ this? Despite me telling her to not come back, she did last week and I know she will again, so I need to study my Bible more!
Thanks for letting me ramble. Even if no one reads what I say here at MDC, it's therapeutic to get it out and *think* that people are reading it and care!