A while back on a thread it was noted that, while we are allowed to eat meat now, originally men did not eat meat and, in the kingdom, men will not eat meat. So, one person allowed as how they do not eat meat now. This bothered me. Why do we do things now that we KNOW we will not do in the kingdom (or the eternal state). Would it not be more spiritual to live now the way we will live in the kingdom? Then, I began to think of things that we will not do then that we are allowed to do now; and not merely allowed, these things are perhaps marks of spirituality. For instance… …in the eternal state, we will not marry or be given in marriage, but many of us are married now and the scriptures are clear in their instruction: “marriage is honorable and the bed undefiled”. …in the eternal state we will not eat meat, but we do eat it now and it is good that we do so, for Paul said “every creature of God is good and is to be received with thanksgiving….” …in the eternal state we will not drink alcoholic beverages because in that state there will be no death or decay—the process that produces alcohol. However, many on the BB drink in moderation now. A question and a thought about all of this. The question: Can you think of anything else that we are allowed to do now that we will not do in eternity? The thought: Abstinence from many things that are possible to do now will be the norm in the eternal state. For now, moderation is superior to abstinence. In light of the above, do you agree with this statement?