The Book of Genesis tells how God creates humans . . .
out of the earth for the earth to fill the earth to rule over the earth to be sustained by the earth, and to return to the earth.
Where did we ever get the idea that we are meant for Heaven? Or that salvation is an escape from earth?
Yet, if you visit your favorite bookstore or shop online you will find a
rash of books on Heaven. Most tell a fantastic story of a person who
dies, leaves the body, passes through a tunnel of pure light, and finds
themselves in Heaven where they meet Jesus, angels, saints, and deceased
relatives. Invariably they return to earth to write about their
experiences. These accounts are fanciful and closer to mythology than to
Both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures speak of
eternal life in earthly terms. If Heaven were such a fabulous place, why
do we take such heroic measures to avoid death and cling to life on
earth? Intuitively we know that we were meant for earth.
The thesis of HEAVEN ON EARTH is that “God’s kingdom is for the earth. It is for today. It is for you.”
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My passion is the Kingdom of God. I hold a PhD from the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. I wrote my thesis "The Lord's Supper as an Anti-Imperial Praxis" under Drs. William S. Campbell and Kathy Ehrensperger. I serve as the Senior Research Professor of Biblical Theology at Criswell College (Dallas, TX). For ten years I served as the Editor of the Criswell Theological Review (CTR).
I also taught for 18 years the Presidents' Class at First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, a Sunday morning Bible study I taught verse-by-verse through the Scriptures.