Book: Paradise and Spirit Prison by Ilyan Kei Lavanway
categories: Book, Afterlife, Death and Resurrection, Spirit World, Heaven and Hell, Eternal Life, Free Will, Karma, Free Agency, Family History, Vicarious Baptism, Plan of Salvation, Life After Death
Ilyan Kei Lavanway about this book: Sooner or later, each of us asks what happens to us after we die. Where do we go, and why? Does the quality of existence we experience after death depend in any way on the desires of our hearts while living? Does it matter whether or not we have embraced or rejected religion? If it does matter, does it matter which religion we embraced? If we once embraced a specific religion and then rejected it, does that matter as well? Does it matter what we replaced it with? Is our sense of ethics and morals, our concept of right and wrong, ingrained in us solely by the societies and cultures and parenting to which we have been exposed during our lifetime, or is there a more profound, supernal source from which our conscience stems? Does understanding where we came from help us understand where we can go, and vice versa? Can an understanding of our origin and our destination before and after mortal life, respectively, help us discover our purpose in life? Why are we here? Are there only two extremes after death? One Heaven and one Hell? Or do we just cease to exist? To what degree are we accountable for our choices when those choices are stacked up in light of what we understood when we made those choices? Do we have power to change the consequences of our choices, or is there some law irrevocably decreed before time began that binds a set of consequences to each decision we make? Can making one choice subject us to laws which do not afford us other choices we might wish we had? For example, if we decide to jump off a cliff, do we get to choose whether or not to obey the law of gravity? Paradise and Spirit Prison is a short, concise book that offers personal insights as well as authoritative references that may help the sincere reader discover answers to these and other related questions. This book may also serve as a useful resource for preparing talks, discussions, lessons, lectures, presentations, and for individual study.
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