Friday, 6 January 2012

Imagining the Gospel

Recently I was invited by my friend Jeremy Myers to submit a Guest Post on his blog, "Till He Comes." I am grateful to Jeremy for the opportunity to do so. I do not wish to publish the article I wrote here, except to give you a very brief taste of the introduction. For the full post you will need to visit his blog.

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today

So began the classic song “Imagine” by John Lennon. As a former Beatles fan, and more specifically, a John Lennon fan, I used to love that song. I remember a time before the Lord grabbed ahold of me that I actually said that I wanted that song at my funeral one day. It’s interesting how one’s perspective changes upon meeting Jesus. Today, that’s probably the last song I’d want at my memorial.

Over this past Christmas season, my son loaned me a rather controversial book. I won’t mention the name of the book here, but suffice it to say that the author, a prominent church leader, had some pretty bizarre views of heaven, and more specifically, of hell. I wondered if perhaps the author of that book was an “Imagine” fan too. At the very least, he seemed to have quite an imagination.

Please visit Jeremy's blog, "Till He Comes" to read the rest of the story.