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I read this from a book called 'the Purpose Driven Life' it's great. You should all try to

read it sometime. Anyway back to my question, there is a passage there which is really

confusing me.

'You will not be in heaven two seconds before you cry out,
"why did I place so much importance on things that were so temporary?....."'

anyway 'two seconds BEFORE you cry out'?

It's really confusing, please help me.
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Additionally,

The very second you arrive in heaven, you will cry out, "Why. . .?"
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"two seconds before you cry out" is not the logical grouping. "two seconds" goes with being in heaven. "cry out" goes with the quote.

You will not be in heaven (for the length of time equal to) two seconds / before you cry out, "Why ...?"

This means:

When you arrive in heaven, you will cry out "Why ...?" before even two seconds have passed (after your arrival).

CJ
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Hi, JKB,
I'll try to draw a line of the events:

You go to heaven - less than two seconds pass - you cry out...

That is why the two seconds' time is before you cry out.

The sentence actually means that [almost] as soon as you go to heaven you will cry out "why did...".

Hope this helps.
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