St. Peter Seems A Little Testy Today
Do cartoonists ever get funny ideas in church? Absolutely.
Are the ones they get in church divinely inspired? That’s highly debatable… : )
I got this particular idea after hearing a reading from the Book of Revelation.
Chapter 21 describes heaven as having 12 gates, with three gates facing north, south, east, and west, respectively (Rev 21: 12-13). Verse 25 says that the gates will never be closed. I love the idea of heaven being open to all.
We’ve all heard the entrance to heaven described as the Pearly Gates. In case you’ve
ever wondered, Revelation is where that amusing idea comes from: “The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made from a single pearl…” (Rev 21:21).
I think Revelation is easily the most difficult book in the Bible. It’s written in a kind of code, and is filled with fantastic imagery that is not meant to be taken literally. You can read more about it here.
Are you familiar with the Book of Revelation?
Do you think Bill Gates’ friends ever call him “Pearly”?
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