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Is the word paradise synonymous with heaven? Or, is there another paradise? Read on and decide for yourself.

Earthly paradise If you read Psalms 37:10,11, 29 it shows a wonderful hope of a time soon to come when there will be no more wicked to ruin the earth. It describes how the "righteous will possess the earth and live forever upon it". It may seem hard to believe but think about this: What was God's purpose for the earth and for humans? Did not God command that Adam and Eve fill the earth and subdue it? What would the world be like if Adam and Eve didn't disobey? They would still be alive today living in paradise, the Garden of Eden would have expanded to be a worldwide paradise. If they continued obedient, their perfect bodies would keep sustaining them eternally. Remember God mentioned the possibility of death only if they disobeyed, implying that if they continued obedient they would never die at all. So if God purposed that the earth be turned into a paradise under perfect human dominion, did his purpose change? No! Essentially the theme of the Bible is from paradise lost to paradise regained. If you were given a choice to live under imperfect rule by humans with no hope for eternal life, and living a plagued existence like we do today full of problems, or a happy peaceful life on a paradise earth what would you choose? If you read Jesus model prayer at Matt6:10 "Let your kingdom come, let your will be done ON EARTH as it is in heaven" does not that prayer indicate that when God's kingdom (government) takes control of earths affairs, and God's will, is done, then paradise-like conditions will prevail ON EARTH. The hope of life in heaven was not originally God's purpose for humans, we were created to live on the earth forever. If you read Psalm115:16 it says"As for the heavens they belong to Jehovah (God) but the earth he has given to the sons of men". Even Jesus own words at Matthew 5:3,5 describe two hopes for the faithful, vs 3 describes inheriting the kingdom of heaven, vs 5 describes "Happy are the meek since they will inherit the EARTH". Unfortunately for those who are unbelievers, this will not be their reality. We must live our lives in dedicated service to God, wholly obedient to Him, with full faith in Jesus ransom sacrifice, then, this could be our future! John Derek Hamilton May 27,2021 All scripture references taken from the New World translation of the Holy Scriptures, check any translation you have and you will see the message is the same. For more information see JW.org for more information or a free self guided Bible study course.

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Date: 8/19/2021 2:40:00 PM
Just stopped by to see if you were writing yet? Bless you and your family.
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Date: 9/14/2021 1:17:00 PM
Thanks Andrea I'm trying to upload the music and vocals on one of my songs, hope it works.
Date: 8/8/2021 7:00:00 AM
The blog is updated and Gregory says you are ok, John. This is great news. We look forward to your return later :)
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Date: 8/16/2021 3:49:00 PM
Thanks Heidi for your concern, I am feeling a bit better, day by day getting stronger, thanks so much for your kind words.
Date: 8/7/2021 7:12:00 AM
John, wonderful writing and where are you, we are starting to get worried, just let us know you are okay ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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Date: 8/16/2021 3:48:00 PM
Hi Constance thank you for your concern, I'm feeling better but not up to writing yet, have a great day! JD
Date: 8/7/2021 12:44:00 AM
Hi John, Are you feeling better?Heidi wrote a blog and like Andrea said, she's worried. I am too. I hope you are ok. We miss you-Alexis
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Date: 8/16/2021 3:47:00 PM
Thanks Lexi for your concern, I am feeling a little better but it's been stressful since my dad died, but, each day getting better.
Date: 8/6/2021 4:28:00 PM
John, are you doing ok? I know Heidi is worried and I am too now. Please let us know, will you?
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Date: 8/16/2021 3:11:00 PM
Thanks Andrea for your concern, I've been a little down trying to help my mom since my dad died, she's having a hard time coping, but I guess I've used up my positivity trying to help her. Maybe soon I'll feel up to writing something. Take care Andrea
Date: 8/6/2021 3:49:00 PM
John, are you feeling any better? Are you ok?
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Date: 8/16/2021 3:09:00 PM
Thanks Heidi for your concern, I've been under a lot of stress trying to help my mom since my dad died. I guess grieving takes time but I've lost my motivation to write, maybe soon. Thanks Heidi
Date: 7/22/2021 8:50:00 AM
Well-said, John ... hope you're ok. Yes, I'm still here to write and run a contest sometimes, but that's it. Few comments anymore. We can always count on change, eh? Take care, Old Friend.
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Date: 8/16/2021 3:07:00 PM
Thanks G, my mom has been under a lot of stress since my dad died 6 months ago, I keep trying to do all I can to encourage her but it is difficult. You know what it's like trying to help your mom out as well. Maybe I'll get my motivation to write back soon.
Date: 7/22/2021 1:56:00 AM
Hi John, have not seen you in a while, hope you and your wife are doing well..
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Date: 8/16/2021 3:04:00 PM
Hi Jo thank you for your kind concern, it's been quite stressful for my mom after my dad died 6 months ago. I guess I let her stress affect me to some degree. Hopefully I'll get it together but not feeling motivated to write anything.
Date: 6/20/2021 3:05:00 PM
Thank you for sharing John. I haven't seen you lately. I hope all is ok :)
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Date: 6/30/2021 5:05:00 PM
Thanks Heidi, have not been feeling well, thanks for your visit!
Date: 6/11/2021 2:14:00 AM
Some much as transpired since Adam and Eve, John. the fact that the human race has be killing each other from the beginning of time, (Wars) mainly in God's name does tend to leave more questions than as been answered throughout times. Love what you have written here, so interesting and thoughtful...
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Date: 6/30/2021 5:04:00 PM
Thanks Harry I've been away, but a belated thanks on your comment I do appreciate it!
Date: 5/29/2021 7:09:00 AM
By the way, I have posted a new lyric, would love your opinion:)
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Date: 5/29/2021 3:21:00 PM
Ok will check it out!
Date: 5/29/2021 7:08:00 AM
We will reign with God for thousand years in the new earth, I'm sure it will be a wonderful experience, so yeah, you are right about earthly paradise, John, but of course, heaven waits for our forever:)
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Date: 5/29/2021 3:21:00 PM
Thanks Jo so glad you came by with your kind words. Curious who will those who reign with God and Christ in his kingdom rule over? After that what will be the forever purpose after the 1000 years?
Date: 5/27/2021 11:33:00 AM
I always learn from your poems John. My limited glimpses of Bible come from watching documentaries and TV shows. Much enlightenment in the teachings. You do a great service by espousing.
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Date: 5/29/2021 3:18:00 PM
Thanks Vijay I am a teacher so the best comment we can receive is that the reader learned something, so I'm thankful for that.