Stephen Hawking has said that there is not a heaven. According to AOL, this is his logic or basis for the statement:
In an interview published Monday in The Guardian newspaper, the 69-year-old says the human brain is a like a computer that will stop working when its components fail.
He says: “There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”
I see one very big problem with Dr. Hawking’s logic. He is comparing the brain with a computer. With this comparison I am okay. He says that because they function similarly, there is no room for heaven or an afterlife when they break down. He did not take into account that a computer has a designer.
Could a computer come into existence on its own? If one should put all the parts needed to make a computer into a box and shake them around for a billion years, at any point will a computer come into existence? I do not think so, but even if it happened, who put those parts into the box? From where did the parts come?
Certainly there is no heaven for computers, but there is often an afterlife. Go to a business near Chattanooga called ‘Affordable Computers’ and one will find restored computers. Here again it took a designer to restore the computer to a serviceable condition.
The Designer who designed mankind went far beyond anything a computer can actually do. Besides all the capability that the computer has, the human mind is capable of making choices, enjoying music and art, and it lives. This Designer also has the capability of restoring that life to an even better quality when the first life ends.
It is my hope that Dr. Hawking will reconsider the possibility of heaven. I do not want him to miss it.
|Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.” Revelation 14:13|