Have you ever wondered about questions like these?
– Is there a real Heaven and a real Hell?
– If so, what are they like?
– If they exist why would a loving God send people to Hell?
If so, then this podcast will be especially interesting to you.
Today’s show covers The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis. This is a relatively small book and can be read in 3 or 4 hours, but is well worth your time.
It deals with the ideas of Heaven and Hell and why people end up in Hell. It does this through a fictional story of a bus ride from Hell to Heaven. According to this book, anyone in Hell can take this bus ride to Heaven any time they want. Once in Heaven, they can stay there IF they will give up what put them in Hell in the first place.
Heaven is a more more substantial, much more “real” place then Hell, and the people from Hell appear as shadows or ghosts. They are met by Angels who try to persuade them to stay in Heaven, and most of the book consists of a record of the conversations that occur between individual ghosts and the Angels that meet them.
This podcast looks at three of the conversations, the ones that deal with lust, mother love, and intellectual pride, and explains how these can keep someone in Hell.
I hope you enjoy the show.
Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.