Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thinking/Obsessing About Heaven?

In light of the criticism that has been brought on, arguably, all testimony and study of the Christian afterlife because of Alex Malarkey's recanting of The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, Dr. Michael Wittmer of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary writes four reasons for us to stop obsessing about Heaven:

1. We were never supposed to go to heaven.

2. Scripture says little about heaven.

3. Heaven is not the goal.

4. Fixation on heaven can forfeit the gospel.

You can read his explanations here. While I might have a few questions about a few of his points, I think this article brings up a good point in getting us to ask ourselves why we want to learn about Heaven. It's an important question, and the honest answer can reveal quite a lot about us. 


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