What is of Eternal Value?

This is a discussion about eternity from my Facebook page.
Question: What is of eternal value? What are the things from this life that will last for all eternity?
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  • Teri Karas likes this.
  • Teri Karas Excellent questions that keep causing me to think through over & over again — Question 1 — The Bible & people — Question 2 — C.S. Lewis writes ‘I would much rather say that every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow-creatures, and with itself. To be the one kind of creature is heaven: that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness. Each of us at each moment is progressing to the one state or the other. Mere Christianity pg. 72 (Morality & Psychoanalysis) As I have been thinking through your second question it seems what C.S. Lewis wrote ‘about the central part of us that make choices for God or not will last for all eternity.’ I must admit I fail every day in the central part of choices, only as I repent God in his mercy & grace forgives me and I can try again with His help to keep moving forward in making right choices in the central part of me. I think this is what will last for all eternity —
  • Teri Karas Cindy, I am just wondering what are your thought’s on the questions you asked?
  • Cindy Harris Hi Teri! How are you this fine day? Thanks for writing in response to my questions. I love C.S. Lewis, too, and the section that you quoted is really thought-provoking. I think of the “central part” as our character, which can improve or worsen, depending on our choices. On this character, I believe rests our rewards: either gold, silver, and precious stones; or wood, hay, and stubble (1 Cor. 3:11-15). I agree with you, this lasts forever.

    When I did a rethink on things eternal and eternity, there were so many it’s hard to list them. Things of eternal value are those things which will last forever. I thought of the things from this life, and from our life to come (kind-of got carried away). I think of the Lord God Himself: Father, Son and Spirit; the Word of God, our Salvation, our Relationship with Jesus (John 17:3) that will grow deeper for all eternity!! Heaven, New Jerusalem, the place Jesus is preparing for us–“In my Father’s house are many rooms…” (John 14); Our resurrected Body, all our family and friends who know the Lord, all we have lead to salvation in Jesus Christ! Our Eternal rewards, our Eternal service to Him, our Eternal Worship of Him! our Eternal experience of the Glory that Christ had with His Father (John 17)! the Universe! Eternal Love, Joy, Peace, Happiness, Ecstacy! Eternal Fellowship with Jesus and everyone else who now resides in Heaven, including the Prophets of Old!

    Okay, Teri, now it’s your turn to come up with some more! 🙂:-) God bless you abundantly!! 🙂
  • Teri Karas Way to go, Cindy! You have outdone me — I love your written response and such good news for all who are Christ followers — May we continue to pursue holy living even when we fall short so often —
  • Cindy Harris Thanks for your encouraging words, Teri! This turned out to be a wonderful blessing to me. As we walk each day with the Lord, I pray we will keep our eyes on Eternity and those things of eternal value!
  • Teri Karas Likewise, a blessing for me too! Questions about ‘eternal value’ & ‘eternity’ truly are important for our short time here on earth in comparison to eternity. We all are just a breath away from eternity and our/my choices do matter in the end. I pray that God help me to make right choices that have eternal value. I truly need His help . . . As far as naming a few more things about eternity or of eternal value one thing for sure is that we’ll have eternal perfect relationships with each other and eternal perfect safeness. (Rev.21:21-27 v.25* is key) Thanks, Cindy for your encouragement & God’s richest blessings be upon you!
  • Cindy Harris Thanks Teri, my eternal Sister & Friend! 🙂:-)

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