Analysis Of When The Kings Come Marching In By Richard Mouw

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Every Christian has wondered at some point in time what Heaven will be like. A lot of people in the World just view Heaven as a spiritual place where you meet God. Richard Mouw believes Heaven will be a renewed creation that includes an embodied existence and cultural life. In the book “When the Kings Come Marching In” Mouw talks about how society has to transform and change our ideas of how we view things in order to prepare for the Holy City. In doing so we will be ready for Heaven to come. Mouw believes we have to try and change our patterns and culture in order for us to get to Heaven. In the beginning chapter of the book Mouw talks about what he believed Heaven would look like in the past and his view on Heaven now. Mouw believed that at the beginning of his life Heaven was heavily based on a spiritual realm to be with God and he believes that many people …show more content…
The idea of when people are away from the body and with the Lord is just an intermediate step in Mouw’s eyes. The bodiless presence of the Lord is not the final step. It is an idea of waiting for the Resurrection. Mouw believes that the ultimate goal is to raise up in a new life in which people will realize their true destinies as followers of Jesus Christ. Therefore, the renewed creation includes an embodied existence and cultural life. The Christian life should be focused on the Holy City in which the purposes for God’s creation will be realized. If people look at the future life in disembodied existence then the present culture is not helping with preparing for the future. Mouw suggest if we look at future life in embodied existence and thinking of inhabiting a Heavenly City then Christians will see immerse in their present lives and look at the patterns that the people will see life to come. Mouw believes that the Bible encourages us to think in these terms, but should not be viewed in the idea that Christians can build the Holy City

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