Other-worldly religion

EARTH AS DISPOSABLE; HEAVEN-ISM AS SIN: One reason we have sinned against creation is that we have focused on an other-worldly religion to the detriment of Earth. We have relegated God to heaven and to a life after death, seeing this world merely as a place of pilgrimage or even just as a place for human mastery. This view may be termed “heavenism”—a belief that ultimately heaven above is our only and true home and Earth is but a stopover on the road to eternity. After death, we leave our bodies, and our souls go to heaven. The body is disposable, like some il-begotten plastic bottle. However, this view ignores the biblical emphasis on our life together in this world and the ultimate affirmation of the resurrection of the body”

The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary, Norman Habel, David Rhoads, and H. Paul Santmire, Editors (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011) , p. 31.

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