By DEXTER DUGGAN
Imagine a man is told that if he’ll just do a total fast for three minutes — no fluids or solids at all for 180 seconds — then he can eat and drink whatever he wants, whenever he wants, however much he wants for the rest of his natural life, and never become overweight or look like a glutton to anyone.
Who among us food-based beings could reject such an offer?
However, with a bit of revision, that’s the sort of bargain God has extended to everyone, but many people have trouble accepting it — or else turn it down.
If you’ll just repent of your follies and follow my ways for your lifetime of 20 or 40 or 70 or 90 years, God says, then I guarantee you not mere happiness but unending joy — forever and ever and ever.
Sometimes the pains and disappointments may seem heavy, but they’ll be over before you know — look how every century in history has elapsed — and then very literally you’ll have unlimited, lasting ecstasy. … Continue Reading