Learning about Heaven

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What do we really know about Heaven? Do we even care? Why is learning about Heaven important?

Randal Rauser’s new book “What on Earth do we Know About Heaven?” takes a look at these questions. He says the key part of understanding Heaven is simply understanding our goal in life:

“Too often it’s too easy to get locked in to that 9-5 schedule…I think the challenge for each one of us is to seek to live our life now in the light of eternity; to recognize the things that we do now, the patterns of life we establish now will echo into eternity and to realize that we have a Gospel for eternity that we can live out ourselves and share with others.”

Rauser says on the surface, there aren’t many physical, tangible details the Bible gives about Heaven, but he came up with a faux-mathematical equation to help us better understand what Heaven will be like. He says:

Heaven equals earth multiplied by perfection.”

Sound confusing? Rauser explains:

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“The central of our hope of the afterlife for ourself is that our bodies would be resurrected; that God will save us in totality — our physical nature and our spiritual nature…if we look carefully at Scripture, we find that the Bible teaches the same thing about the material world: that God saves the physical part of the material world as surely as everything else.”

Listen to the conversation Rauser had with Faith Radio Mornings – sharing more about his book and how we can learn from Heaven for our everyday faith:

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Randal Rauser is a systematic and analytic theologian of evangelical persuasion. He is driven by apologetic concerns and above all by the tireless pursuit of truth. You can find another conversation between Faith Radio Mornings and Randal on his book, The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver, and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails, by visiting this link.

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