Easter post of the year....

Brian Zahnd, pastor of Word of Life in St Joseph, Missouri, knocks one out of the park. Here's a snippet, but read it all.
We need to emphasize what the New Testament apostles emphasized. They did not emphasize "going to heaven when we die." That kind of language is virtually non-existent in the New Testament.

The Platonic idea of heaven as a non-spaciotemporal existence instead of a restored creation is far too similar to moksha in Hinduism and nirvana in Buddhism. The distinctly Christian hope is not a Christian version of Plato's eidos, Hinduism's moksha or Buddhism's nirvana—but the resurrection of the dead!

An emphasis on the primary New Testament theme of resurrection keeps our feet firmly planted on the earth as we sincerely pray, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

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