Below is the poem entitled Heavenly Exclusion which was written by poet
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“13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” John 3:13-15 NIV
“No-one has ever gone into heaven,”
Except the One who came from there.
The Son of Man was the Heavenly Exclusion—
No other to compare.
When some say they’ve been to heaven,
And returned to earth again,
Is this a true reality,
Or simply dreams or visions of men?
If man must await immortality,
Until Christ’s Second Coming,
The Son of Man alone is immortal,
And sleep contents the dying.
If there’s a resurrection of the righteous,
When Christ comes in the clouds of glory,
How can they already be present in heaven,
Relating their earthly testimony?
The idea that we’re given immortality
When the Spirit leaves the soul,
Doesn’t line up with scripture,
And the first resurrection as a whole.
The concept of an immortal soul
Was the teaching of Plato, the Greek philosopher.
Should we believe secular man—
Immortality death does master?
When Christ ascended to heaven
After His mission on earth below,
Some saints ascended also—
A second death to forego.
But to say we have immortality
At the very time we die,
Is to ignore what scripture teaches;
Son of Man’s Heavenly Exclusion deny.
© Copyright 2012 Maureen LeFanue