Sometimes people are wrong. Yes, wrong. I know it’s hard for some of you to believe- “doesn’t everybody have a right to their own opinion? What’s wrong for you may be right for me?” Well, someone has to be right and someone has to be wrong.I was having a discussion about this with a guy. I pointed to a black phone and said, that phone is orange. We both knew it was black, but he actually said, “it may be orange to you.” Huh?
Some people think heaven is a place where everyone goes when they die, that it’s all fun, fun, party time, that you get to be with your wife, that you get hundreds of wives. These are all impressions of heaven cooked up in the imaginations of men. The Bible alone proclaims the truths about heaven.
Let’s see what some songs say about heaven:
“Heaven” by Live
From the Album, “Birds of Pray”
lyrics found at www.azlyrics.com.
I don’t need no one to tell me about heaven
I look at my daughter, and I believe.
I don’t need no proof when it comes to God and truth
I can see the sunset and I perceive, yeah
In a way, I hear what singer Ed Kowalczyk is saying. It’s true- the Bible says in Romans 1:18-20:
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Emphasis is mine)
And I’m guessing his daughter is a little baby. Give her a couple months, Ed, and you will see sin personified as she continually defies you and disobeys you. We don’t have to teach children to be bad, they’ve inherited a sinful nature from our forefather, Adam. We do have to teach them to be good, have you ever noticed that?
Yo, Ed, will you see heaven when you catch your teen daughter in the back of your car making out with some greasy boy?
FYI, according to Wikipedia, Ed is a follower of Jiddu Krishnamurti. I don’t think Ed’s heaven is the same as the Bible’s heaven- a place where believers of Jesus Christ will live eternally as they worship Him.
More songs with “Heaven” coming soon…