A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Ten Things You Should Know About Heaven

from Scot McKnight at On Faith:
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1. If there is a just God, there must be a heaven.

2. There is no heaven for Christians without the resurrection of Jesus.

3. The best evidence of heaven is the resurrection of Jesus.


4. Near-death and out-of-body experiences are unreliable guides.

5. Heaven will be full of surprises: #1. The first hour.

6. Heaven will be full of surprises: #2. Who will be there?

7. Heaven will be full of surprises: #3. What it will be like?

8. Heaven is about our deepest happiness.

9. Heaven will be more like our present earth than like the ethereal heaven found in so much Christian art and thinking.

10. A heaven hope reshapes all of life.
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Scot fills in the details of each here.

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