Response to going to heaven after you die

#1-Love Wins Companion CHAPTER TWO

HERE IS THE NEW THERE

Overview by Rob Bell

What’s fascinating to me is how many people, when you say the word heaven, immediately think, “Oh, that’s the place that either does or doesn’t exist, based on your story and your beliefs and your perspectives; it’s the place that either does or doesn’t exist when you die that is out there, over there, somewhere else.” What I find ter ribly compelling is that when Jesus talked about heaven, he mostly talked about a dimension, a way of living, the accessibility of the life of God, right here, right now, in this world. For Jesus, heaven was far less about a speculation on what it will be like then and there and far more about a confidence that you, right now, can step into. Jesus called this “eternal life,” which was a very rabbinical concept that meant living in conscious contact and communion with God right here, right now. Is that actually possible?

Was Jesus being truthful here? Can you actuallystep into a whole new kinf of life right here and now? Because if that's true, that raises all sorts of questions.


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