Is it fair to compare any experience on earth to heaven? Is it fair to compare any experience on earth to hell? It seems a lot more polite to say "the rays of sun feel like heaven" than "this is going to be one hell of a winter." But are either of these statements pleasing to God?
We are not in heaven, nor are we in hell. But I do not want to assume that nobody experiences heaven or hell on earth, whether it only lasts for a fleeting moment, or occurs on numerous occasions.
Why did I write this? I am wondering ... why do people use these particular words to describe pleasure or pain?