Competition In Heaven
I recently heard the phrase "courage not to compete." Can we trust that in Heaven there will be no more championships, fashion parades, elections, segregation, valedictorians, ratings and scores?
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---Geraldine on 5/24/10
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Maybe competition is the wrong word.
Lets say friendly athletic endevours
---francis on 6/7/10|
I know that our attitudes in heaven will be very different from those on earth.
On this subject we can only speculate, having no bible verses to guide us.
My speculation is this: there will be competion in heaven, but no true losers, we will all be very pleased with the outcome.
Be it in sports, music or any other talent, heaven is the place where winning or losing is of very little importance, it is truely the place of how you plaw the game.
My opinion. no text HA HA HA
whats funny about this: NO one else has a text either.
---francis on 6/3/10|
As God's dwelling place, heaven is not a divine haven where God isolate Himself from earth. It is the divine workplace, where He sends blessings to His people, and punishment on His enemies....What will heaven be like? Ah, to live there through-out eternity. Well, Jesus preached heaven: is a time of joy, celebration, and fellowship with God. If you have problems in these things now, you are going to miss heaven. Heaven will be perfect protection. God is going to provide for His people, magnificiently.....Revelation is the book in which to study heaven. The most popular Scriptures would be, Revelation 21:1- 22:5. Also, Mark 1:15, Matthew 26:29, Jesus preachings and teachings.
---catherine on 5/31/10|
I am not sure that perfection = equally skilled
---francis on 5/30/10|
We shall be perfect in heaven and on the new earth. We sahll not fail at anything we do. Quite the boring competition then eh?
---micha9344 on 5/27/10|
There is no need for it, for those in Gods kingdom got chosen for a reason.
---canda on 5/27/10|
I do hope for some friendly competition in the New earth. After all, why not a good game of cricket between fellow christians.
As to the segregation:
Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.
This healing is not medical since no one will get sick in heaven, it is for the uniting of the natons under ONE TREE
Guess we can call hevaen a ONE TREE HILL.
---francis on 5/25/10|
After sitting around in heaven for a few million years, people might get bored enough to start up some sports teams. Who knows...
---ger.toshav on 5/25/10|
you can trust what jesus said,my kingdom is not of this world,pride,gossip,all the negative aspects of the world,the flesh will cease,no more death,no more pain,no more crying,just love,in my fathers house are many mansions,jesus has prepared a place for us,and we will live with and worship God forever.
---tom2 on 5/25/10|
Cluny--It was in a Christian book, in the context of human beings desiring to feel superior to others, to own more, and to have more power---that this is a human weakness requiring courage to be humble and satisfied with little. If superiority or desire for it, is absent in Heaven, Thou Shalt Not Covet will be fulfilled.
---Geraldine on 5/24/10|
The apostle Paul recognized the futility of competition 2Cr 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
Certainly there will be no need for competition in Heaven.
On earth, however, some competition is valuable. It keeps humans ever striving to be the best they can be. Thus, I don't believe children should be deprived of scores, ratings and championships. Everybody fails sometimes. The earlier they learn this the better.
But competition has no role in our spiritual lives.
---Donna66 on 5/24/10|
In heaven we will understand the order of all things. Human competition is somewhat of a degrading thing. It behooves us to keep in mind that we are competing with our fellow human beings, sometimes in fun like games, but many times of a much more serious nature.
Complete understanding of order will eliminate competition to change that order.
---mima on 5/24/10|
Where and in what context did you hear the phrase "courage not to compete"?
Otherwise, I cannot see the connection between your first and second sentence.
---Cluny on 5/24/10|
Geraldine, there's nothing in scripture that says there will be anything like this in heaven.
There will be no tears or sorrow or pain in heaven. All LOVE - why? Because Heaven is God's home and God is love.
Who's keeping score in heaven? I don't even think God writing in the Lambs Book of Life is a way of keeping score, just gives an account of our life. I don't know for sure though- the scholars on this board would know better.
---Donna5535 on 5/24/10|