Do not forget about your God-given responsibilities
To me, the only thing that’s important is focusing on our lives right now. People who believe in life after death and Heaven are just trying to escape from their present responsibilities. We need to concentrate on today, not day-dreaming about some future in an imaginary Heaven.
Q: A: — J.H.G.
I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who sincerely believed in what the Bible says about Heaven but was unconcerned about their Godgiven responsibilities right now. Remember: Jesus not only taught us about Heaven, but he also fed the hungry and encouraged the downhearted — and he calls us to do likewise.
Think, for example, of the thousands of schools and hospitals and orphanages that Christians have built all over the world. They believed deeply in Heaven — but they also believed that they had a responsibility to combat evil and poverty and ignorance, and to make this world a better place. They took seriously Jesus’ words: “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).
Don’t spend your life in a fog of doubt and hopelessness. Instead, open your heart and life to Jesus Christ, who by his death and resurrection opened Heaven’s door for us. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die” (John 11:25).