Glory Preserved

Nothing from the old order which has value in the sight of God is disbarred from entry into the new. John’s heaven [in Revelation 21] is no world-denying Nirvana, into which men may escape from the incurable ills of sublunary existence, but the seal of affirmation on the goodness of God’s creation. The treasure that men find laid up in heaven turns out to be the treasures and wealth of the nations, the best they have known and loved on earth redeemed of all imperfections and transfigured by the radiance of God.

—G. B. Caird

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012 by Pastor Jerry Owen