Heaven Is Not the Last Stop is intended to be a soul shaker. Its message is designed to inspire the reader to develop deeper levels of spiritual understanding. Some may find the content too challenging, while others may embrace only that which requires small effort. Spiritual progressives will be inspired to examine some widely held beliefs and emerge with personal faith insights and fresh reconciliations of their own. It will take resolve—and the dedication of individuals with foresight and courage—to objectively explore the revelations in this book to attain the cosmic perspective that transcends our instinctive preoccupation with personal enlightenment and salvation.
In Sections One and Two, “Humanity’s Spiritual Origin” and “Humanity’s Spiritual History,” bold new insights into faith and religion will lead you beyond existing concepts to undiscovered ideals and unexplored realities. Historical and theological gaps are filled, upgrading human speculation with reasonable revelation. You will explore the vast celestial hierarchy involved in the evolution and ascension of humanity and gain valuable new insights into the relationships between soul, spirit, and personality, including the profound importance of family.
Section Three, “Humanity’s Spiritual Destiny,” offers expanded detail and clarity about the individual and collective fortunes awaiting us. Myths and distorted concepts of heaven are dispelled; the “fires of hell” are extinguished. You will examine a widespread belief that could be thwarting social progress. And the great adventure that awaits you after death is fully revealed as is the destiny of future generations.
Collectively, the four sections expand your worldview, empowering you to develop and embody a contagious philosophy of living that enlivens your experience and expression of compassion and love. You will discover higher values that will influence you in making superior choices, attracting all that is good in the mind and challenging you to express that which is best in your soul.
The “Spirit of the Father” is synonymous with the “Spirit of God” which Jesus repeatedly mentioned in his original teachings in connection with the gospel of the kingdom. The apostles found it difficult mentally to unify in a faith-grasp the two concepts of (1) a transcendent personal God outside of time and space and (2) the indwelling impersonal presence of a fragment of that God. Hence, their misinterpretations of Jesus’ inferences regarding the indwelling divine presence, resulted in the meaning of the “Spirit of God” being distorted with the passage of time, often confused with other spirit influences ministering to the human mind such as the Holy Spirit and even the Spirit of Christ (the Spirit of Truth). Nonetheless, there are verses in the Bible that mention “the Spirit of God” and “the Spirit of the Father” that still retain their original meaning. For example: in 1 Corinthians 2: "For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God."
Acknowledging the indwelling divine presence and understanding its connection to the kingdom of God and the attainment of global peace, is a most critical service to humanity. It is my hope that this short book will help you in this journey of increased understanding as you assimilate the vital concept of the "Spirit of the Father."
This book is one of four books that will help readers attain a greater capacity to explain God: The other three are:
1. The Kingdom of God – What It Is and What It’s Not
2. The Uncompromised Teachings of Jesus
3. Unity of Thought - A Step Closer to Peace