Sunday, January 2, 2011

Highway to Heaven

Shows like Highway to Heaven have made popular the idea that heaven is all about reunion with loved ones Tomorrow, I’m posting a follow-up quotation from Lewis regarding our belief that heaven is all about our reunion with loved ones. We’ve all heard that message, especially at funerals. To set the context for tomorrow’s quotation, I recommend re-reading the post: “Regarding heaven: reality never repeats,” in which I contrasted the views of Billy Graham (and much of the church today) with that of C.S. Lewis (anyone on his side?). I’d really like to hear from people as to whether you support Billy Graham or C.S. Lewis – please post your vote (and comments) after reading “Regarding heaven: reality never repeats.”

Q: Do you believe that we'll be reunited with our loved ones when we get to heaven?

Billy Graham’s Answer: Yes, I firmly believe we will be reunited with those who have died in Christ and entered heaven before us.


CS-Lewis-warm C.S. Lewis’ Answer: Don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand. Unless, of course, you can literally believe all that stuff about family reunions ‘on the further shore’, pictured in entirely earthly terms. But that is all unscriptural, all out of bad hymns and lithographs. There’s not a word of it in the Bible. And it rings false.

To read the full question and “answers” provided by Graham and Lewis, please go back to the post “Regarding heaven: reality never repeats” and be sure to leave your vote and comments.

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