Christianity’s Platonic Heaven

Overview The early Christian church was heavily influenced by Plato, and the effects of Plato’s teaching can still be seen within Christianity today. This is particularly true when it comes to the topic of heaven. Many Christians today would be surprised to learn that they hold a Platonic view of heaven which is not Biblical. … Continue reading Christianity’s Platonic Heaven

How Plato Influenced Our View of God!

Many Christians believe that their view of God is derived solely from the Bible. We would never suspect that the roots of our belief in a triune God comes, not from Scripture, but from Greek philosophy. Nor could we imagine that the respected early Church Fathers were to blame for synthesizing pagan philosophy, such as … Continue reading How Plato Influenced Our View of God!

The Pagan Hope of Heaven Infects the Churches

In the article, “Early Christians Had a Great Hope” we provided many quotes from the earliest Christian apologists - martyrs describing the Christian hope handed down to the early Christians by the Apostles. It was not an eternal destiny in heaven, but the resurrection of the physical body and an eternal inheritance in the Land … Continue reading The Pagan Hope of Heaven Infects the Churches

What Happens When we Die?

Preface Due to the influence of Greek thought we have been schooled to believe that when we die our soul leaves the body and goes to heaven or hell when we die. But is that what the bible teaches? Tim Warner demonstrates that this is not what the men of God believed. A Sequential Survey … Continue reading What Happens When we Die?