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#160 Why bother improving the world? Can Christians attain perfection?

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#160 Why bother improving the world? Can Christians attain perfection?

March 9, 2023
Ask NT Wright Anything
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Why bother with earth and not just create heaven? Why try to make the world a better place if God is going to fix it? Is the world getting better or worse because of Christianity? Can Christians achieve perfection in this life, as Wesley claimed? Tom Wright answers listeners questions on the 'now-and-not-yet' of new creation.

 

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