May — 3 Days in Heaven
According to Barna, Gallup, Pew, and other pollsters, nearly 80 percent of Americans believe in heaven and expect to go there when they die. Yet if you ask 9 or 10 people what heaven is like and how to get there, good luck finding two people who agree!
Blockbuster movies reinforce our culture’s confusion about the afterlife. The only thing Hollywood agrees on is that everyone in this life must die.
“Death is the great leveler,” says Josh Baran, a Hollywood publicist, in an interview with Time magazine. “Your plastic surgeon, lawyer, trainer, and agent can’t save you,” he added. That’s why Hollywood goes to great lengths trying to portray life after death.
As you’ll see in this new gallery collection, which we’ve pulled together from around the world, the term “heaven” is a greatly misunderstood term.
To say the least, we should be eager to contemplate what God’s Word, the Bible, says is true about the life to come! That’s precisely why we invited best-selling author and Bible teacher Randy Alcorn to present TH 599 “Heaven,” May 8-10, 2012.
After all, wise men and women in the past have taught that a right view of God in heaven will save us from ten thousand ills here on earth. Some notable quotables:
“I am convinced that the answers to every problem and
issue of life for both time and eternity are resolved
through a correct understanding of God.”
“Heaven will be a dynamic, expanding creative experience
far beyond anything our finite minds can now comprehend.”
“To believe in heaven is not to run away
from life; it is to run toward it.”
—Joseph D. Blinco
“We profess to be strangers and pilgrims,
seeking after a country of our own,
yet we settle down in the most un-stranger-like fashion,
exactly as if we were quite at home and
meant to stay as long as we could.”
“When we get to glory, we will have
no marks of sin. Jesus will.”
—John G. Mitchell
Psalm Visual Arts Gallery Archive (2012-2013 school year):