Rather shockingly while researching for a post I will soon write called “Erasmus McLaren and the Unreformation2” I found this quote by Brian McLaren:
“The church has been preoccupied with the question, “What happens to your soul after you die?” As if the reason for Jesus coming can be summed up in, “Jesus is trying to help get more souls into heaven, as opposed to hell, after they die.” I just think a fair reading of the Gospels blows that out of the water. I don’t think that the entire message and life of Jesus can be boiled down to that bottom line.” —Brian McLaren, from the PBS special on the Emerging Church
Now if you have been under the influence of crazy “The Kingdom is only for the Jews…Someday” dispensationalists, you might not realize it but he is exactly right. I the Really is a Kingdom and it really is advancing and John 10:10 means anything at all he is very, very right.