A Few Thoughts
by Rebekah Duke, staff member
Jesus often preached that “the kingdom of God is near.” When I was growing up, for some reason, I always thought that the kingdom of God meant “going to heaven after we die.” As a kid, the thought of waiting to experience heaven until I die was literally a lifetime away. It seemed as though we were supposed to be good people (you know….don’t cuss, be nice, stay pure, etc.) and basically just wait to get to heaven once we die.