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Didn’t Jesus Say There’s No Marriage in Heaven?

Contrary to popular belief, Jesus did not say that there’s no marriage in heaven. What he did say is that people who achieve eternal life don’t get married in the afterlife. There’s a big difference! Further, marriage in Jesus’ day

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What is the Source of the Belief that the Deceased become Angels?

(Note: This post is a slightly edited version of an answer I originally wrote and posted on Christianity StackExchange. You can see the original question on StackExchange here, and the StackExchange version of my answer here.) In Heaven: A History (1995: Yale University Press) the

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Posted in The Afterlife

Can we Keep our Friends in the Afterlife?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Maria: Ever since I encountered Swedenborg, I’ve struggled with the mechanics of the afterlife: it sounds both beautiful and terrible. I’ve been told we

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Pain, Punishment, Prison, and Hell

In the course of a discussion on the recent article, “How Imagination and Fantasy Help our Spiritual Growth,” a reader named Frankly Frank said: “And hell is not a punishment”……. I dunno about that one, Lee. There are vivid accounts

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Will My Body be the Right Weight and Appearance in the Afterlife?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Patty: I know this may seem silly but I struggle with my weight and I’m extremely self-conscious about it. Will my body be the

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God, Forgiveness, Freedom, and Hell – Part 4

(Note: This article is the last of a four-part series. The first three parts were edited versions of a series of questions by a reader named Rami, and my answers, in the comments section of the article, “What is the

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth, The Afterlife

If We Don’t Have Children while Alive, Will We Be Able to Have Children in the Afterlife?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Giselle: If we don’t have children while alive, will we be able to have children in the afterlife? Thanks for the good question, Giselle!

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A Short(ish) Video Course on Near-Death Experiences

Are you interested in near-death experiences, but don’t have hundreds of hours to wade through thousands of books and videos to get a solid idea of what they’re all about? Garret Weeks has done the work for you in his ongoing YouTube video series, Journey of

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On Pluto, Atoms, and Other Things (such as Heaven) that Just Keep Getting More Complex

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto last week. And wow! What a bonanza! Before this flyby, all we had were very fuzzy images of Pluto only a few pixels wide. Because Pluto is so far away, so small, and

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, The Afterlife

Is there Really a Devil? Why??

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Kayla Lynn: Dear Lee, I’ve been having a hard time discerning the rationality of the Devil. I do not fancy the idea of a

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Posted in The Afterlife, The Bible Re-Viewed
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