CHILDREN OF THE FALL:
Because God is love, the Will to Love that is God's Spirit seeks to process into that aspect of Divine Life in which freedom of choice is a possibility, Finite Existence. Real love is a matter of free choice, not force or demand. Only free will can bring fulfillment to the Divine Life.
Because God is love, there is free will inherent in finitude. And this free will is possible as a result of the relationality that comes with finite existence. We have the choice of being true to our divinely created essence, love, or betraying our true selves with the consequence of producing a world of evil, suffering and death. Tragically, finite existence has fallen into a myriad of perverse expressions contrary to the true life of Divine Love.
CHILDREN OF THE WARS:
We are all children of the universal war between Divine Love, Christ, and everything that is contrary to the love that God is, Antichrist. To be a finite being, to exist, is to be a participant in this cosmic conflict.
Hell is existing without love, while Heaven is living in the Spirit of Divine Love. Heaven is true life. Hell is mere existence and the Lie of Life. Both Heaven and Hell are experienced qualitatively in degrees as we rise closer to God or fall far away from Divine Love.
The story of Fallen Creation is the saga of the Prodigal Child seeking to find its way back to its true home. Because God is love, God will never cease reaching out to heal and transfigure the lost children of Creation, the lost sheep of the Divinefold (Luke 15:3-7).
Divine Being in its suffering state of Hell and Antichrist torment is the Cosmic Crucified Christ ( to which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ points to and participates in ). The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the signal event for Earth that historically indicates and manifests the healing, transfiguring and resurrecting power of Divine Love throughout the Cosmos.
Copyrighted@2003, Michael Sean O'Brannon, Ph.D