July 6, 2006

hell is reserved for those who seek heaven

I met Pete Rollins over a year ago at an event at Fuller. I REALLY liked Pete. He's positive and critical all at once and very likeable. Anyway, he's posted a really interesting thought:

"Does not part of the truth of Christianity lie in the maxim that hell is reserved for those who seek heaven, i.e. that those who seek pleasure, life and comfort end up dwelling in the dank, dark catacombs of a solipsistic hell. We could even contrast this maxim with another: only those who renounce heaven can escape hell i.e. only as we lay down our own freedoms and pleasure in a pursuit of justice for the other that we find true freedom. To say it in a slightly different manner: we must lose our life in order to find it." link