Like I mentioned before, I also agree with pericusmeus about being right or wrong doctrinally. Don't get me wrong, I love my church... but the building I worship in or the name on that building is irrelevant, as long as I am faithfully serving God and have him in my heart.
Since we?re on the subject of God and the universe, I would like to share my view on that also.
When we speak about God, in reverence to the universe, space, and time it can be extremely mind boggling. The hardest part to imagine is that God exists outside the realm of time. When people think of eternal they think from the beginning of time to the end of time. But that?s not exactly accurate. In the beginning there was God. God must have invented time if he existed before time. Can you imagine existence without time? It?s hard to imagine. But that?s truly what eternal means. It?s equally as hard to imagine existence before God created the universe. A blank canvas!
Personally I think the whole spiritual realm exists outside of time & the physical universe. We cannot see the things of the spirit but the spiritual realm obviously can interact with us. But if it were true that the whole spiritual realm exists outside of time then that would imply that our spirit is eternal. That may or may not be the case, but its something to think about. I think the bible refers to ?the lake of fire? as an eternal place of suffering doesn?t it? And doesn?t it refer to a paradise or heaven that we will live in with god for ever? That is, if our names are written in the book of life that is.