Is Christianity about Heaven?

Marcus Borg

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2011

Issue: Heaven and Hell (Vol. 31, No 1, Winter, 2011)

Although most Christians have grown up with the notion that the reason to be a Christian is in order to go to heaven, putting the emphasis on the afterlife distorts the Bible, the gospel, the purpose of Jesus, and the message of his followers. Christian faith is much more about transformation—of ourselves, our communities, and our world.

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