Posted: Sep 22, 2017 5:55 am
by willhud9
From a biblical perspective, the idea of going to heaven wasn't the point of living. In fact, throughout the New Testament the idea that God's Kingdom would come to earth is a central focus. When I walked the Christian walk the point of living was to be a herald for the new Kingdom. To be a light upon the world and to be the salt of the earth. My goal wasn't to convert, or preach, but to live in accordance with the fruit of the holy spirit (Galatians 5). The focus was not on getting to heaven, but rather saying that through Jesus a new Kingdom has come and we need to live in it.

NT Wright's books and theologies kind of influenced my views on that matter heavily to be honest.