Dear Rodeman, some thoughts from me:
Where is the Garden of Eden? Wasn't it so close to us, right here on earth, right there in the Middle East?
"A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin+ and onyx are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. The name of the third river is the Tigris;* it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates. "(Genesis 2:10-14)
Where is Heaven? In my understand, if Heaven is not Garden of Eden,
must be very similar to it, in the way of peace, of harmony, of love, of the very close relation between God and back-homed human beings.
So Heaven really isn't that far away in space, specially when human
beings can reach Moon, Mar, Mercury.
. I specially love Neptune, from
the picture of NASA, what a pure, beautiful planet it is!
I believe as long as the love between the neighbors, love between human
beings exist on earth, the earth shares pieces of Heaven.
That is it all about.
Thank you for the sharing, i agree with you, yes, there is differences between talking about individuals and talking about mankind as whole. I need to think some more deep on that.