Who do I think I am? Who do I think God is?
If He accepted me on my terms, would Heaven, the here-after, be the place of eternal rest? Would it be a perfect place of peace? Absent of death? Tears? Fear?
Because if God accepted me on my terms He would have to accept you on your terms and the next person on theirs. It would mean Adolf Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer and Mother Teresa...the worst and the best of everyone we have ever known would be there. It would mean there would be no difference between life here and life there: except that we would never die.
Therefore, it would not be heaven but it would be hell. Life would be just like now; with lying and thieving and fleecing...brutality...people taking what is not theirs and cheating one another. Only worse. And how could it be worse? There would be no escape through death!
I am very, very glad that God is in charge. I know this means He says no to me when my way; my wants and desires are not His way. And I may be angry at
first, even disappointed, but when I stop to think what the alternative is...that I can have my way for a moment and an eternity in hell...or His way for now and all of eternity, which makes for a much better here and eternity...the choice becomes very simple.
Really simple actually because it becomes a choice of love. Please read The Gospel of John...or any of the Bible - especially the New Testement...it is all God's Love letter to us...the choice is in our hands, yet once we fall in love, we see He took the stem and gave us the flower!