What happens if you do something bad when in the paradise

by God_Delusion 17 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • MrFreeze

    According to the WT wasn't Satan perfect until he rebelled?

  • BluesBrother

    His mother was not accurate in her explanation.

    WT 06 8/15 p31

    "After the final test at the end of the Thousand Year Reign, humans will still be free moral agents. (Revelation 20:7-10) They will still be able to choose of their own free will whether to continue serving Jehovah or not. It cannot be said that no human will ever turn his back on God, as Adam did.

    What would happen to the one who chose to rebel after the final test when there is no death or Hades? At that time, Adamic death is no more. And Hades, the common grave of mankind with the hope of resurrection, is no more. Still, Jehovah can annihilate any rebel in the lake of fire, denying him any hope of a resurrection"

    Jgnat....Janet, I understand the sort of problem to which you refer. Every dub has his/her own vision of Paradise. If it is not what the WT teaches, well, they believe it anyway. Often it is a way of smoothing out the rough edges of the tough stuff about the death of people. It does make it hard to argue with since they just change the goalposts when one presents examples of WT unreasonable doctrines....Regards, Blues...

  • Emery

    a large random Orca will eat you.

  • blondie

    G-Delusion, find anything written about "the final test" in the book of Revelation. The WTS says that all humans on earth will be perfect like Adam and Eve were and will be tested when Satan and the wicked angels are released to test humans. Those who fail the test will be executed.

    ***w06 2/15 p. 25 par. 16 During the Thousand Year Reign of Christ and his associate king-priests, the great crowd will be joined by untold numbers of resurrected ones. (Revelation 20:12, 13) These will have the opportunity to become permanent earthly subjects of the Messianic King, Christ Jesus. At the end of the Millennial Reign, all these “things on the earth” will be subjected to a final test. Those proving faithful will be adopted as earthly “children of God.”—Ephesians 1:10; Romans 8:21; Revelation 20:7, 8.

    WT 9-15-2012 pages 8-12

    19 By then, the earthly subjects of the

    Kingdom will have been brought to perfection.

    They will follow Jesus’ example

    and humbly and willingly acknowledge

    Jehovah’s sovereignty. They will have

    the opportunity to demonstrate their

    desire to do that by successfully passing

    the final test. (Rev. 20:7-10) Thereafter,

    all rebels—human and spirit—will

    be eliminated forever. What a joyful and

    jubilant time that will be! The entire

    universal family will happily praise Jehovah,

    who will be “all things to everyone.”—

    Read Psalm 99:1-3.

  • jgnat

    The Last Test seems as unfair as the First Test. Adam and Eve were innocents, with no experience against a talking serpent. At the Last Test, one small slip and bingo! Gone.

  • kurtbethel

    This makes no sense.

    If Adam was perfect then it is possible for a perfect person to sin.

    So at any time in the next few billion years, a perfect person could get tired of petting the koala for the 69 zillionth time, and choose to do something...sinful...with the koala. Then ZAPP!!

    No one is ever really safe in paradise.

  • PSacramento

    UNless there is no free will in paradise, then there is always the possibility of sin.

    Only God is perfect and even the angels, who were in His presence, had the option to rebel.

    We will be like the angles, said Christ and if they are imperfect ( which they are) so shall we be.

  • Finkelstein

    No one knows for sure, it wasn't expressively imagined as part of this ancient mythological story.

    Satan and his wicked evil forces wont be around so you cant blame him.

    Mythology is open to any imagined possibilities, that being the case, imagine what you think would happen for yourself

    Or ask organizations that sell mythological stories to the public like the WTS. , they'll come up something for you I'm sure.

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