Will Character Development Cease
At The Moment of Death
Conventional theology says Christians will be completely transformed in the resurrection and this transformation will happen in a split second – in the twinkling or blink of an eye. Love Wins suggests something different.
There are, of course, several passages in the Bible that talk about transformation but before I share them, consider the following:
- What exactly do we think will transform?
Everything: body, soul and spirit? Or just a few things?
- To what extent will transformation take place?
Once transformed, will our bodies require or allow no more training? Will all physical skills development be unnecessary?
- Will transformation make us completely different people or just whole?
Do we lose our identities? If so, will we all look the same and think alike?
Or in other words:
Once transformed will we have nothing more to learn, no more development to experience? Will we suddenly have “ALL” knowledge? Will we suddenly have “All” power?
Obviously, we need to define what we mean by “complete” transformation. Does it mean we have arrived – no more learning, growth or development possible – or does it mean all hindrances to future growth and development are removed? Will we continue to grow in the after life or does it come to a halt when we reach heaven?
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