The novel Flatland provokes many new and interesting thoughts. The way the universe is portrayed throughout the book gives us a view of many dimensions that may exist. Flatland shows us the opportunities for the existence of different worlds and causes the reader to consider that Heaven and Hell could in fact be two different worlds that may be expanded or retracted in dimensions. A preacher may use Flatland in a sermon in a variety ways, including how Heaven may be a new and inspiring dimension with a contrastive way of sight and sound that is only achievable upon reaching Heaven. Hell may be an unspoken horror of dimension that none of us on Earth have ever experienced.
One way in which a preacher may use this incredible novel in a sermon is to give the congregation an awareness of how the universe is ever-changing. Heaven may indeed belong to another dimension with a different way of ...view middle of the document...
Heaven may be similar to our dimension before the Fall of mankind, with the exception of the emotion, sight, and sound.
Once the Fall damaged our world, these closely intertwined dimensions may have split, which would have caused a breach between man and God. This breach is sin.
One question which may occur during a sermon of this topic would be that of God’s ability to surpass all dimensions. We know that God has the power to surpass everything, including our own dimensions. Many wonder why our Lord hasn’t interfered with our dimension in many ways, but in fact He has. Jesus came down to the Earth as the son of God and died for us so that we, too, may pass into the dimension of Heaven upon our death, instead of reaching our original destination of termination, which is that of Hell.
A final topic of which a preacher may use in a sermon about Flatland is the subject of Hell. It could possibly be another dimension that none of us are capable of experiencing through our senses unless we are exposed to its inferno. Because of our sins, our eternal destination would have been Hell if Jesus had not saved us from our sins. Arguments could be made both for and against the belief that Hell could have existence as another dimension. There is proof for either side of this argument. If Hell is another dimension, the possibilities are endless. This dimension could be of a lower dimension than ours, or one that is much higher than our current dimension.
There are many ways in which a preacher may use Flatland in a sermon. The realization that the dimension in which we live in may not be the only dimension is a shocking and astonishing factor. The differences between Earth, Heaven, and Hell may be so great and expansive that they are even differing in their dimensions. By using this information, a preacher may construct a sermon about how we may know that the dimensions of Heaven and Hell are vastly different than the dimension on Earth. Until we pass from this Earth, the dimensions will remain a mystery to us. This concept creates many great topics for a preacher or pastor to use in a sermon about Heaven, Hell, or both.