Michael Colunga (17 May 2011)
"RE:  Paul Wilson--your post, "Will there be pooping in heaven?" [paraphrase by me]"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
John, please post this serious response:
 
The answer might seem to be, "Je nais sais quoi!"
 
According to Paul,
    "For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known."  1 Corinthians 13:12
 
And according to John,
    "Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is."  1 John 3:2
 
And yet, we can say that He is holy, and therefore clean.
 
Brother Paul, you have brought up the verse,
    "But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life."  Revelation 21:27
 
Now, if we hold it in, we shall, each of us become as big as a house [or planet, eventually].
This gives new meaning to John 14:2,
    "In 1722 my 3450 Father's 3962 house 3614 are 1526 many 4183 mansions 3438: if [it were] not 1490 [so], I would have told 302 2036 you 5213. I go 4198 to prepare 2090 a place 5117 for you 5213."
 
Seriously, folks, the answer is definitively to be found in 1 Kings 18:27, where Elijah mocks the prophets of Baal.
    "About noontime Elijah began mocking them. "You'll have to shout louder," he scoffed, "for surely he is a god! Perhaps he is daydreaming, or is relieving himself [engaged in business]. Or maybe he is away on a trip, or is asleep and needs to be wakened!"  1 Kings 18:27 NLT
 
Question for the student:  "Is the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, a present help in time of trouble [Psalm 46:1], or is He not?"  Your answer to this question will be very telling, when you think about it.
 
Baruch HaShem Adonai,
Mike C.
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Paul Wilson (16 May 2011)
"Food, Waste, and the NJ"

We have seen that we will eat and drink in heaven and the NJ but I am curious about one thing in regards to that: waste. Here when we eat waste is produced for which we have need of toilets and sewage systems. I wouldn’t think sewage would be in the NJ, even though it could in heaven be broken down to molecules and then those molecules formed into something useful, since it would be a defilement and nothing that defiles will be in the NJ (I could see showers, maybe even tubs [I mean who doesn’t enjoy a nice soaking bath], for washing off dirt from playing or gardening and even laundry machines for soiled clothes [finally we will have a machine that gives us the whitest whites and brightest brights] but sewage doesn’t seem to fit). So I am wondering will our bodies completely metabolize what we eat and drink or will there be some bathroom and sewage treatment system (possibly the dematerialization one mentioned above)????
 
I am sure this seems like a odd question but it is something I think is a practical question. When planning a building the bathroom isn’t a glamorous area but you still need to think about it just as when you plan a city here on earth the sewers aren't something to show off or something you are excited about, I don’t think anyone would really look forward to discussing the sewers and waste management, but still it is a practical thing to talk about.
 
Paul