Monday, June 17, 2013
Kingdom Life on Earth
Where did we ever get the idea that we are meant for Heaven? Or that salvation is the soul’s escape from earth? If either were the case, God would have created us spirit beings, but he did not! He made our bodies out of the earth and for the earth.
Both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures speak of eternal life in earthly terms -- from the original garden paradise to the final earthly paradise.
If Heaven is our destination, why do we take such heroic measures to avoid death and cling to bodily life? Wouldn’t we just want to die and go to heaven?
Intuitively we know that we were meant for earth. Therefore, we should enjoy and care for the earth God created for us. We can and should experience the life of the kingdom now.