Do you want to go to heaven when you die?
That’s the urgent question many preachers ask us in church. In fact, it’s the climax of the show and how many churches measure their success. The assumption is that everyone wants to go to heaven when they die.
But what if that’s not true?
In fact, what if many Bible-reading, church-going, God-blessing Christians don’t want to go to heaven when they die? What if heaven will be hellish for a lot of us?
Stop and think: What is heaven?
According to the Bible, heaven will be the ultimate mashup party of the world’s diversity. Heaven will make the United Nations look homogenous by comparison.
Again and again, the Book of Revelation affirms that every kind of person will be there, united as one family in the self-sacrificing love of Jesus:
“persons from every tribe and language and people and nation” (5:9),
“[people] from every nation, tribe, people and language” (7:9),
“every nation, tribe, language and people” (14:6),
“all nations” (15:4)... Read More