Christian Suffering And The % Percent % Ratio Of Time To Eternity.

JAG

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JAG Writes:

The takeaway point of this article is that all human suffering for the Christian
will eventually become such a small fraction of our Total Experience that it will
be almost non-existent.

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Announcement:

I will tell you up-front this is going to be a tedious read.

You will see why if you keep going. However if you are a Christian, it will make you happy.

Especially if you are suffering.

Or if someone you LOVE is a Christian who is suffering.

Come on.

You can do it.

Don't quit reading till the end.

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Let us assume a worst case scenario.

John Christian lived 100 years suffering severely every year he lived.

He even hurt as a new born, was still hurting when he entered Kindergarten, and he hurt all the way through High School.

John Christian never stopped hurting until the day he died.

John Christian spent his entire life in severe pain and all his money on doctors trying to get rid of the pain.

He never succeeded.

When he turned 75 he quit trying and decided to "just live with it" on out to the end and he did exactly that and

died at age 100, in severe pain, but trusting the Lord Jesus as his Savior.

Note: I don't think the Lord has ever allowed such as this to occur for one of His children, but I

need a "worst case scenario" here in order to make my point.

John Christian, after living 100 years in severe pain dies and goes to Heaven to be with the Lord for all Eternity.

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Here is where your patience is going to be severely tested.

But you can do it.

Past the test.

Keep on reading slow and carefully to the end.

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What is the percent ratio of 100 years to Eternity?

After John Christian had been in Heaven for 200 years, you'd have this fraction:100 divided by 200 = 0.5

After John Christian had been in Heaven for 500 years, you'd have this fraction:100 divided by 500 = 0.2

After 10,000 years, you'd have this fraction: 100 divided by 10,000 = 0.01

After 100,000 years, you'd have this fraction: 100 divided by 100,000 = 0.001

After 1,000,000 years in Heaven you'd have this fraction: 100 divided by 1,000,000 = 0.0001

After 10,000,000 years, you'd have this fraction: 100 divided by 10,000,000 = 0.00001

After 50,000,000 years, you'd have this fraction: 100 divided by 50,000,000 = 0.000002

After John Christian had been in Heaven for 100,000,000 years, you'd have this fraction: 100 divided by 100,000,000 = 0.000001

After 500,000,000 years, you'd have this fraction: 100 divided by 500,000,000 = 0.0000002

Question: How many zeros would you have after John Christian had been in Heaven for 999 trillion years?

Moreover, as Eternity rolled on, there would never come a time when you would not be adding more zeros?

At some point the 100 years of severe suffering experienced by John Christian in this life would become, in his mind and in his

total experience, a fraction so small as to be, for all practical purposes, totally and absolutely non-existent.

And again, as Eternity rolls on, the zeros would never cease to be added to the 0.

At some point in Eternity, you have 999 trillion to the power of 999 trillion . . zeros.

And once you reached this point, you would not even have "got started good" in adding zeros to the 0.0

God's Mercy and Grace: The mere passing of time in Eternity, will one day, for all practical purposes, reduce our earthly

suffering, with regard to our total experience, in percent ratio, to a fraction so small that it will be, de facto, non-existent.

Of course, all this is assuming that we have the "passing of years", in Eternity.

Eternity may have a totally different concept of Time than we now experience so that we will not have to wait, say,

999 trillion "years" for our earthly suffering to, de facto, vanish into oblivion.

That might happen the moment we enter Eternity.

But either way all our human suffering, will, in Eternity, vanish into percent-ratio-oblivion, and for all practical purposes, cease to exist.

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If you finished all that, you can be proud.

I know it was a struggle.

So what do you think about my article?

Did it make you happy?

I hope it did.

Try to tell me something nice, now. /Grin

JAG

PS
May God Bless Us All.
 

Redeemed

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I'm gonna tell you something nice right now and what I'm going to tell you makes me very happy.

Jesus loves you and it's obvious that you love him and I'm so glad you love him. I never have a problem reading all of your posts because I can tell you know what you're talking about. I can't be real proud of that as this Sunday I attended a leadership training at our church. We've pretty much been shut down quite a while now. We are using zoom meetings and putting our Sunday sermons on YouTube but this time we actually met in person. The training topic was humility man it was good. So I can't jump right back into being proud of myself.

First first of all I want to get this out there because God just put this on my heart a couple of days ago, that whatever I go through I'm going to get through it it because He's going to be with me. He's had his hand on my life for a long time.

Here is what James 4:14 says
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

Think about a puff of vapor as compared to a puff of smoke. A puff of smoke has aroma it can burn your eyes it can get on your close and linger like a foul odor. Puff of vapor on the other hand it's like there and then poof it's gone you Can't feel it Can't tasted and you Can't smell it. You can barely remember it. Compare that with our life in heaven Our eternal life and you don't need a calculator. First of all our finite minds can't even fathom eternity. But we know it's gonna be a long time.

What James 4:14 tells me is not to be so hung up on this life. That this is not the real deal. Think about this for a minute if this life was all there was how sad would that be? Can you imagine how miserable people must be that art saved? So yeah I'm really glad that Jesus saved us. That makes me very happy. The Bible tells us when we see Jesus were going to be like him and the Bible says that he's the same yesterday today and forever so I'm thinking he's 33 years old, so when I see him I'm going to be 33 years old. I'm doing a happy dance right now.
 
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JAG

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I'm gonna tell you something nice right now and what I'm going to tell you makes me very happy.

Jesus loves you and it's obvious that you love him and I'm so glad you love him. I never have a problem reading all of your posts because I can tell you know what you're talking about. I can't be real proud of that as this Sunday I attended a leadership training at our church. We've pretty much been shut down quite a while now. We are using zoom meetings and putting our Sunday sermons on YouTube but this time we actually met in person. The training topic was humility man it was good. So I can't jump right back into being proud of myself.

First first of all I want to get this out there because God just put this on my heart a couple of days ago, that whatever I go through I'm going to get through it it because He's going to be with me. He's had his hand on my life for a long time.

Here is what James 4:14 says
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

Think about a puff of vapor as compared to a puff of smoke. A puff of smoke has aroma it can burn your eyes it can get on your close and linger like a foul odor. Puff of vapor on the other hand it's like there and then poof it's gone you Can't feel it Can't tasted and you Can't smell it. You can barely remember it. Compare that with our life in heaven Our eternal life and you don't need a calculator. First of all our finite minds can't even fathom eternity. But we know it's gonna be a long time.

What James 4:14 tells me is not to be so hung up on this life. That this is not the real deal. Think about this for a minute if this life was all there was how sad would that be? Can you imagine how miserable people must be that art saved? So yeah I'm really glad that Jesus saved us. That makes me very happy. The Bible tells us when we see Jesus were going to be like him and the Bible says that he's the same yesterday today and forever so I'm thinking he's 33 years old, so when I see him I'm going to be 33 years old. I'm doing a happy dance right now.
Thank you for reading my OP and thank you for the kind words
and thank you for your well written post.
Regarding being shut down, I just learned today that the pastor of
our church was just diagnosed with COVID-19 and they have called
off all church services until at least December 6th.

JAG
 

Redeemed

Active member
Thank you for reading my OP and thank you for the kind words
and thank you for your well written post.
Regarding being shut down, I just learned today that the pastor of
our church was just diagnosed with COVID-19 and they have called
off all church services until at least December 6th.

JAG
I'm saddened to hear about the diagnosis... What's the pastor's name will add him to our prayer list. It's funny you said the post was well-written because I really rushed through it and wish I'd taken a little more time.

We had a church zoom meeting today and at the beginning of the meeting everyone expressed their frustration over not being able to meet in person. Then we got thankful and were glad we had zoom and before you know it we were getting into the word having a really good time so it all works out. Actually a big part of the meeting we were talking about eternity and how thankful we were to be saved.
 

JAG

Member
I'm saddened to hear about the diagnosis... What's the pastor's name will add him to our prayer list. It's funny you said the post was well-written because I really rushed through it and wish I'd taken a little more time.

We had a church zoom meeting today and at the beginning of the meeting everyone expressed their frustration over not being able to meet in person. Then we got thankful and were glad we had zoom and before you know it we were getting into the word having a really good time so it all works out. Actually a big part of the meeting we were talking about eternity and how thankful we were to be saved.
His name is Gene.
And thanks for the prayers.
Gene is relatively young and I think in very good health.
My understanding of the COVID-19 is the mortality rate is
less that 1% for people who are relatively young with a
strong immune system. It is the older folks with weak
immune systems and who already have serious diseases
that are at high risk -- if you believe the "experts."

My wife just told me she heard there is a vaccine that will
be ready SOON so we are planning on a Christmas family
get-together -- having just canceled today our planned
Thanksgiving get-together -- it was on, but the bad news
about Pastor Gene spooked everybody, so we cancelled
it with an eye on a Christmas family celebration.


JAG

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