Tomorrow is the second part of the two-part series on Heaven at Antioch.
I really wish I had made it a longer series. If I had, I probably would have done one message on Hell and then (because it would be fun!) another using C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce as a jumping off point.
If you’ve never read The Great Divorce – you absolutely have to.
Lewis developed his title from William Blake’s’ Marriage of Heaven and Hell – with Lewis implying that no such marriage is possible. On the title page Lewis quotes the nineteenth century Scottish preacher George MacDonald who states:
No, there is no escape. There is no heaven with a little of hell in it – no plan to retain this or that of the devil in our hearts or our pockets. Out Satan must go, every hair and feather.
Lewis’ book puts the dichotomy between heaven and hell in stark relief like nothing I’ve ever read. It makes the conversation personal, insightful and relevant.
I’m loving the heaven study and kind of think I short changed it. In preaching, though, it’s always better to do not enough than too much!!