The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Thursday, December 11, 2003
Some "Native Tourist" Talk

"Entrance into paradise is available not only to the thief but to all who put their trust in Christ. Origen comments that Christ "gave to all those who believe and confess access to the entrance that Adam had previously closed by sinning. Who else could remove 'the flaming turning sword which was placed to guard the tree of life' and the gates of paradise?" To enter paradise is to return, in Prudentius' poignant phrase, to "our native country."

--from an article in Christianity Today, "Christ's Kingdom and Paradise"