Life isn't about preparing for the afterlife. The gospel isn't good news deferred; it is good news for today. It is the hope and promise and inspiration for nothing less than the transformation of the world.
That is what John of Patmos envisioned when he wrote about a new heaven and a new earth. It isn't about us going to heaven; it's about heaven coming to us. As Jesus put it, "Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."
This is some good news that the world needs to hear from the church. Let's not be timid about sharing it.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
where is the Kingdom of God?
At the Kingdom of God, John Vest said,