“If there be no …. then the whole of religion is immediately thrown up and destroyed.”
I wonder how you would complete that statement?
This is how Jonathan Edwards once did:
If there be no future state of rewards and punishments in the other world, then the whole of religion is immediately thrown up and destroyed.
Is eternity that important to you? Not just in theory, but in every day life. Could you put my in front of religion in the preceding statement? If someone looked at your life could say they that if there is no future state of rewards and punishment in the other world, the way you are living your life would make no sense?
I am afraid there are many Christians who say they believe in eternity, but really don’t.