Monday, April 27, 2009

Christian doctrine of "heaven" and hell

John Piper provokes us with the question "would you be happy in heaven if Jesus was not there?" and now Ligon Duncan adds further clarity: Hell is eternity in the presence of God without a mediator. Heaven is eternity in the presence of God, with a mediator. Too easy to talk of Christ-ian doctrines without talking about Jesus Christ. Just as we all too easily slip into speaking about what it means to be a Christian without reference to Christ.