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5. I find Mark Twain's take on this to be interesting
He wrote in Letters From Earth an observation that the things that humans attribute to heaven are none of the things they pursue on earth. Now of course he was speaking to the notion of harps, eternal choir et al. But the point still remains.

The bulk of Christians I meet seem to be caught up in affairs and concerns that based on the expectations of heaven would seem out of place. When I challenge Christians to relenquish their material goods they quickly grow defensive. Do they think they are going to be concerned about such things in heaven? Then why remain concerned about them here?

This is just some curious pondering from an observer. I am interested to hear the various opinions of what the notion of living like Christ is felt to be. So I will not challenge such matters and leave my observations as I have stated them.
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