God Comes To Us

I’m still working my way through Salvation by Allegiance Alone by Matthew Bates, and I wanted to share this gem:

In the final analysis, we don’t go to heaven; God brings his heavenly abode down to earth, having re-created the universe so that there is a new (that is radically renewed) heaven and earth. We do not go to God, but he comes to us. — Matthew Bates [1]

It’s always been the case that God has come to us, why should the end be any different than the beginning and the middle?


[1] Matthew W. Bates, Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, a Division of Baker Publishing Group, 2017), 139-140.