A Peaceful Perspective... July 25, 2011

July 26, 2011, Volume 3, Number 21 Online at http://anisa.org.za/

Anabaptism is a biblical, Christian-faith movement that embraces the life, teachings, and witness of Jesus Christ and strives to embody these as normative in the everyday Christian walk.

Column: Heaven comes to us

“Are you saved, brother?” was a question I often heard when growing up in the fundamentalist circles of my youth. If asked to explain what this meant, I would have said that being saved means you go to heaven when you die, and not being saved means you are going to hell. There was not much more to be said, and some of my friends more or less knew who was going where. That was really what the Christianity of my youth was about, knowing where you would go when you died, even though I had no idea where heaven might be, though presumably somewhere above the clouds – today we would say where the www.com is located. But such questions were not asked back then, rather I was exhorted to forget about questions and get on with “saving souls” because I would score big time with God if I did so. Looking back I recognize how simplistic it all was and how soon I came to see things differently. But, of course, my friends from the distant past who are still in that camp would probably say that I had “backslidden” and wonder to themselves, “is de Gruchy still saved?” more >>
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