Your Eyes Will Behold the King in His Beauty

Exploring a Missing Element in Earthy Evangelical Eschatology
In recent years, evangelical preaching has sought to recover a proper biblical emphasis on the “earthy” nature of the new creation. Such preaching rightly instructs us that the ultimate destiny of believers is not heaven, but heaven on earth, that we do not look to escape the body, but that we hope for the resurrection of the body, etc. However, notably absent from this preaching is what both Scripture and tradition regard as the ultimate end and happiness of the saints: the vision of God’s glory. The purpose of this workshop is to gesture toward recovering the meaning and significance of biblical teaching on the vision of God.