July 22: Afterlife | Revelation 21:1-8
In light of a seemingly infinite physical universe, where is Heaven? Where is Hell? What is Hell? Why would a loving God consign anyone to eternal fire? Actually, recent scientific theory strongly suggests the existence of entire universes beyond the one in which we exist! Heaven, in particular, is not so much described as the place we go when we die as a current reality seeking to break into the world we already live in. Likewise, Hell is more often used to describe a state of worldly rejection and shame. Eternal life starts now. What talk the Bible does offer on the afterlife is given in highly charged symbolic imagery. The precise nature of our afterlife, with or without God, is left to the imagination.