peter at qaya.org
Wed Mar 15 16:28:07 EST 2006
On 15/03/2006 20:53, Herman Meester wrote:
> 2006/3/15, Karl Randolph <kwrandolph at email.com>:
>> The New Testament carried on the tradition that the
>> afterlife was seldom mentioned; not because it was
>> irrelevant, but because it was unimportant. It was
>> theologians who really play up the issue. Even the
>> New Testament book of Revelation finds the afterlife
>> so important that it is described in only two of its
>> 22 chapters.
> I guess you're right, after all it is this life, first, that we are to
> make the best of.
No, Herman, Karl is not at all right. I know it is off topic for this
list to discuss the New Testament, but I cannot let him pass with this
gross distortion of the message of books which I consider to be holy.
True, they don't say much about the details of the afterlife. But the
principle is not "unimportant" but one of the very most important things
in every part of the New Testament. The NT just doesn't make sense if
its teaching is only on how to make the best of this life. Rather its
whole thrust is on how to live to please God for eternity, most of which
is the afterlife. I could provide lots of proof of this, but I would
rightly get in trouble for doing it here.
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