Heaven On Earth
About the Book
With the coming of Jesus the Christ, the covenant of the New Testament is created. Therein can be found new spiritual guidelines that those who love God will gravitate to as a consequence of being saved. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus specifically identifies eight states of blessedness that are pleasing to God. In other verses of Scripture contained in the New Testament, additional spiritual attitudes and responses are described that help believers to live in accordance with the will of God.
The degree to which we live in accordance with God’s will, (presented herein as codes) is the degree to which we attain heaven on earth, leading to perfect happiness with Jesus in the world to come. The codes consist of commandments and other rules of behavior; kernels of wisdom and truths revealed by Jesus; and spiritual guidelines intended to assist us on the road to salvation. They will be numbered and discussed as encountered sequentially in the New Testament, starting with the gospel according to Matthew and ending with the book of Revelation.
The appropriate verses of Scripture from which each code is derived will accompany them and be highlighted. Explanatory remarks are included whenever greater clarity or additional emphasis is needed. All codes and commentary are derived from the words of Jesus as recorded in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.
About the Author
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Francis J. Connelly, seventy-nine years old as of this writing, is a veteran of the Korean War, having served fourteen months there as a member of the Army Security Agency. In 1975, after a career lasting twenty years, Frank retired as a Lieutenant from the New York City Police Department.