I’ve had this (what I would call) Biblically-driven suspicion for a long time that this heaven business with naked baby angels flying around and people floating on clouds is something that has little or no connection with what it means to be faithful to God.
I’ve grown tired of people saying, “(Insert name here) is in a better place” or “We know (insert name) is with the angels now.”I’ve heard persons like Brian McLaren suggesting that this is not so (or at least is not the central point of our lives), and in response to Brian’s suspicions, I have gone back to Jesus and Paul and found in letting the Scripture speak for itself that this concept of heaven as our culture sees it is driven 99% by unScriptural realities.
N.T. Wright slams this point home.
Read the article. All the way through. Then go back to Jesus and Paul and read what they REALLY said.
You can thank me (or flame me as a heretic) later.”