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Monday, July 19, 2004

Heaven through the eyes of Willard

There is a widespread notion that just pasisng through death transforms human character.  Discipleship is not needed.  Just believe enough to "make it."  What if death only forever fixes us as the kind of person we are at death?  What would one do in heaven with a debauched character or a hate-filled heart?  I often wonder how happy and useful some of the fearful, bitter, lust-ridden, hate-filled Christian I have seen involved in church or family or neighborhood or political battles would be if they were forced to live forever in the unrestrained fullness of the reality of God and with multitudes of beings really like him.

 Dallas Willard "The Divine Conspiracy"