A brief video clip of esteemed theologian N.T. Wright on the context of Paul's writings on the "Parousia" or Second Coming of Christ and the correct understanding of "our citizenship is in Heaven".
To this I say - "Amen!" We must continually be reminded that we are here on a commission - not to escape from the earth, but to advance the culture of Heaven in anticipation of the Coming King. This is our great stewardship and responsibility.
"While most of us are conditioned to think of the Second Coming as the beginning of our escape or rapture from the world, nothing could have been further from St. Paul's mind. Based on the Jewish hope of the Creator-God setting His world right, and the 1st-century context of Caesar as a returning king visiting his colonies, esteemed theologian N. T. Wright re-reads Paul's words with fresh power and insight."