God has asked a strange question. How will the citizens of heaven reply? You are about to witness the greatest debate in history.
In this novella, you join the citizens of heaven as they decide whether to extend mercy to a citizen of hell. Moses builds a case for eternal judgment, and Adam builds a case for hope. The dialogue climaxes in a surprising revelation about the roots of evil and the purpose of life for all kingly creatures.
Is hell everlasting, or could every soul come into heaven eventually? After reading this work of fiction you will never think of this question in the same way. This book will leave you intrigued, challenged, and inspired.
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You stare at the shapes of moonlight dimly cast upon your bedroom ceiling. An ambiance of crickets, a gentle breeze, and the low rumble of late night traffic touches your ears. Stars glimmer in the night sky outside your window.
Gradually, your busy thoughts fade. In their place emerge the deeper questions of your soul--questions you are usually too preoccupied to ponder.
Suddenly, life strikes you as foreign and strange. What is this world? Why am I even here?
Your thoughts turn inward, and your familiar sense of self now seems strangely significant. Who am I, really?
In this quiet moment, you can feel the cosmic significance of your questions. But usually these questions are buried beneath the distractions, responsibilities, and routines of waking life.
Don't let your questions be buried under another day's burdens. It is time for you to awaken to the greater reality. It is time to activate the hero within.
I've collected the resources below to help you get started.
I am not defined by what I do. What I do flows from who I am.
When I finished my graduate degree in science from the University of Notre Dame, I felt lost. I wondered, Who really am I? Who do I want to be? I was trained by a top school to research nanotechnology. But what was the point? What value is there in researching anything?
My mind kept returning to the big picture. What is the meaning of everything? Why are we all here? I knew that there was something more for me to do.
Over the next decade of my life, I discovered I needed to dismantle false identities and limiting beliefs so that I could get in touch with myself, regain my inner senses, and begin distinguishing between outside voices and my own voice.
As my mind and heart connected, my vision began to clear. As the fog dissipated, my deepest and most fulfilling purposes began to take form.
This struggle to define myself has taught me a valuable lesson. It is not my job to define myself. Rather it is my job to discover who I am.
Discovering oneself might sound like a trivial task, but it is far from it. To truly find yourself, you must not only look inward, but outward, upward, backward, and forward. The journey of self-discovery involves not only an exploration of one's inner reality, including one's beliefs, upbringing, traumas and fears, strengths, weaknesses, dreams and passions, curiosities, tendencies, habits, memories, and self-perception. It involves excavation of territory outside of oneself. What is this world I live in? What stories does human history contain? Why are things happening the way they are? Why are other people acting in the ways that they are? Is there an ultimate goal of existence? Where did everything come from? Is there a God? What is God like? What is our relationship to God? Are the beings of this world part of a bigger plot? Is there an objective reality? Are there real stakes in the decisions humans make throughout history? Are outcomes inevitable, or are there real possibilities awaiting us? What even is reality?
You see, in order to truly know oneself, one must encounter reality. The more perspectives one can enter, the more aware one will become of reality's fullness. This is, of course, a journey that could continue for all time. And I suspect it will continue at least that long.
But I have discovered that this journey is so deeply satisfying that I am drawn to it, almost without ceasing. So, I have searched for the meaning of life, and of human existence, and of my role in it all--which, with respect to the totality of human existence, has infinitesimal significance, though, with respect to my own perspective, has very great significance. And I have discovered something, after all my wandering, that takes me back to something that I learned when I was a child, though with greater depth of meaning. As one embarks on a journey to discover oneself, one will soon discover that the journey was actually not about oneself at all. The curiosity to discover oneself ultimately leads one to seek out and encounter one's Creator. Thus, one's deepest sojourn of the soul will eventually lead one to discover the true nature of God.
In order to be a grounded, content individual, one must be internally connected to one's inner world and have cogent understanding of one's external world. Thus, to seek greater truth could cause an otherwise contented individual to become shaken and ungrounded. That's okay. I am here to tell you that the truths you will discover will ground you more firmly than ever before.
Don't give up. Reality is on your side.