When some people learn that Everyone Is Going to Heaven, they have a hard time imagining how certain despicable people qualify. The fact is that none of us qualify, but God through His great love for us has guaranteed it.
Human society will be different in heaven than it is down here. For one thing, there will be no temptation in heaven (the tempter was cast out). For another, we are all fully released from sin at death. Death was the punishment for sin and once its price has been paid, we are free to move on.
Even those who are contemptuously wicked here on earth will be humbly repentant in heaven. Death takes away the scales from our eyes and breaks loose the hardening of our hearts.
Since this is the case, Jesus invites us to go ahead and die now. That is, release your earthly self-image and embrace your identity in Christ. See yourself as who you truly are: a child of the Almighty God, created to selflessly do good works for others.
The apostle Paul himself said in the New Testament that he had been “crucified with Christ” and that it was “no longer he who lived, but Christ lived in him.” Does Christ live in you – or are you still living in your pre-death identity?
Bible notes on this post.
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