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Time for a Great Cartoon! (the afterlife)

23 Nov

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Don’t you love how Watterson brings up the most critical questions of life (and the afterlife) in his characters?  Several important theological points occur to me from this cartoon:

1. At least Calvin is thinking about the afterlife.  How many in our culture give little to no thought about life after death.

2.  As Hobbes looks around, he sees a beautiful creation that is to be enjoyed.

3.  Hobbes seems perfectly content to lie back against the tree and enjoy the present, good world.  He has no thoughts or worries about a next life.

4.  Calvin, who is always behaviorally challenged, worries about future judgment/rewards.  He wants to know for sure if he is going to be rewarded for his behavior, implying that if there is no judgment, he doesn’t need to be good.

How clear the Bible is about the afterlife.  And he has placed that wondering about eternity in the heart of man.  The central question is not, “How good or bad have you or I behaved?”, but “What have we done with Christ?”

Your thoughts?

 
2 Comments

Posted by on November 23, 2015 in the afterlife

 

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2 responses to “Time for a Great Cartoon! (the afterlife)

  1. Blogger Paul

    November 23, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Thank goodness in Christ we are not eternally condemned for our behavior. Good cartoon.

     
  2. Dr. Larry Dixon

    November 25, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Thank you, Blogger Paul! You are absolutely right. Blessings. Larry

     

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