You know, it’s been said among some Christians that you can be so eternity focused that you are of no good to anybody in this life. To put it in human terms. . .B.S! Was Jesus any earthly good? He was popular but misunderstood, therefore people withdrew from Him. If He was rich from His vocation, He likely gave away all His money, even His home if His neighbor was in need.
To be more eternity focused is to be more God focused. The atheists are right when they say you can’t prove God exists. Most admit you can’t disprove it either. A person who has experienced a relationship with the Divine can’t deny it either. That’s all the proof you need.
Many religions, and most people in general, today are becoming more secular. The goal of the 17th and 18th century Enlightenment was to move away from religion and spirituality and focus more on science and intellectual reasoning.
In layman’s terms the more progress we experience, the more we move away from God. Even Jews are becoming more secular. I have even read some Jews profess to be atheist jews.
I couldn’t figure out how that worked when the first commandment in the Torah says to believe in God. But then someone pointed out that Jewry today is more of its own ethnicity. In other words very few Jews practice Judaism. Even fewer can probably trace their lineage back 2000 years or more. Especially since you can convert.
The New Testament says God comes to save the world and not judge it. The Old Testament says if you seek God you will find Him. Even if very few do. God’s nation is His people, the spiritual Jews.
Even if finding God means you are no earthly good, you can still make a difference in life when God uses you to reach others. You can still enjoy life in the material world, though putting the Divine first will enable us to be more self controlled.
Since God is everywhere, the only hell that exists is an empty and meaningless life without life’s most important relationship. Nothing in the material world can make a person truly happy.
You can be good without God, as secular humanists teach, but still miss out on the whole point of life.
In closing, if you are really that heavenly minded, you are doing more earthly good than you realize. The world may think you are not doing much but God can do a lot with a little.