One with God?

Our dear friend Albert Schweitzer has this idea that Christianity teaches that eventually Christians will die, go to Heaven, and be united in God—that Christians will end up sharing in God’s deity, in His very being. This is the “mysticism” Schweitzer speaks of. And I’d have to say he’s way off. Scriptures nowhere teach that Christians will be united in God. Sure, we’ll be in Heaven with God, but as far as essences are concerned, we’ll still be very distinct from God. In fact, Scriptures teach us that we’ll be spending our time worshiping and praising God for all eternity. There’s no sense in which we will be equated with God at all. It’s dangerously near-Mormonism to think any such thing.

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