- Going to heaven, or
- Loving the King
I’m not saying you have to pick one at the exclusion of the other—the two DO go together!—but it’s a question posed by Francis Chan in Crazy Love, and it’s something worth pondering.
He says, “We’re willing to make changes in our lives only if we think it affects our salvation. This is why so many people ask me questions like,
- Can I divorce my wife and still go to heaven?
- Do I have to be baptized to be saved?
- Am I a Christian even though I’m having sex with my girlfriend?
- If I’m ashamed to talk about Christ, is He really going to deny knowing me?
Are we more concerned about meeting the bare minimum to squeeze into heaven when we die than we are about growing NOW in a relationship with the Lord, a relationship that will find ultimate culmination when we’re with him face to face after we die?
Of course we want to spend eternity in heaven. And we should!
But is it because the King will be there?
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