‘Star Wars’: The return of the transcendent (COMMENTARY)

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Moviegoers wait before the first showing of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the entrance of a movie theater in Tokyo, on Dec. 18, 2015. Photo by Issei Kato, courtesy of Reuters

Moviegoers wait before the first showing of the movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the entrance of a movie theater in Tokyo, on Dec. 18, 2015. Photo by Issei Kato, courtesy of Reuters

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(RNS) "The Force Awakens" gives us hope for the possibility of redemption and conversion.

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  • While fantasy can be very entertaining, it is important to remember that it is only fantasy. There is however, beyond the farthest galaxy, a place where heaven is. Paul in II Corinthians 12 refers to this as “the third heaven”. Beyond the sky, and beyond the stratosphere is where God’s throne is, the third heaven. It is there that believers in Jesus Christ who have passed away, are now living. Jesus was sent from there to this earth to atone for our sins. He did that, and the Father has highly exalted Him, and He is now seated at the right hand of God the Father in heaven. Receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Turn away from sin. And you will know His peace and power in your life, and promise of everlasting life. God Bless

  • David Hancock

    You’re wrong. Passed believers now reside with Jesus in the fourth heaven.

  • Ben in oakland

    Why does God need a throne? Why does pure spirit need a place to sit?

  • Fran

    Jesus also said that the meek would inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5; confirned at Psalm 37:10,11). He also stated that a “little flock” would inherit the kingdom and rule with him over meek man on earth (that flock numbering only 144,000 according to the book of Revelation). Only in that way shall God’s will be done, as in heaven, also upon earth, stated in the model prayer. The benefits of Jesus’ ransom sacrifice will be applied to imperfect man during the kingdom’s millennial rule and put an end to sin and death for man (Rev. 21:3,4) providing everlasting life on earth for the majority of humans. Those who have the heavenly hope in God’s kingdom will live there forever as spirit persons.

  • DougSlug

    Over what point on earth does god’s throne float? Or does it move around like a low-earth-orbit satellite? Can god hear the prayers of those not directly below his throne? Knowing the height and position of the throne would be useful in estimating how well the prayers of Christians in different countries are heard at any given time, for instance, at bedtime or Sunday morning. Where can I find this information online?

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