Heaven without Christ?

In preparation for the sermon Sunday Evening I ran across this excellent statement by Charles Spurgeon:

He [Paul] was persuaded that heaven could not be heaven if Christ was not there.  Oh, to think of heaven without Christ!  It is the same thing as thinking of hell.  Heaven without Christ!  It is day without the sun; existing without life, feasting without food, seeing without light.  It involves a contradiction in terms.  Heaven without Christ!  Absurd.  It is the sea without water, the earth without its fields, the heavens without their stars.  There cannot be heaven without Christ.  He is the sum total of bliss; the fountain from which heaven flows, the element of which heaven is composed.  Christ is heaven and heaven is Christ.

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2 Responses to Heaven without Christ?

  1. John Shelburne says:

    Spurgeon hits the proverbial nail on the head. Indeed, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

    Christ, our all in all.

    Nice quote, Daniel.

  2. lisacolondelay says:

    Christ is the human face of God. Of course he’ll be there. And I can’t wait. Come see my recent post on heaven. Please leave a comment also!

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