Are you ready for that?
The Bible tells us that the congregation gathered around God’s heavenly throne will be “a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language,” all singing the praises of the Lamb. God’s intention has always been to delight for all eternity in a redeemed community of ethnic diversity, and that’s the theme of In Church as It Is in Heaven.
Knowing that whatever is true and beautiful and good in every culture will persist into eternity, multiethnic kingdom culture is able to celebrate a diversity of ethnicities in the same community while simultaneously seeing Christ himself as our supreme and central identity. When embodied in a church, such a culture provides a strong apologetic argument for the power of the gospel and for the truthfulness of God’s Word.
But what is “multiethnic kingdom culture”? Jamaal and I answer that question as length in the book, but we also try to answer the question briefly in the video below.
Take a look at this video to learn what we mean by this term and why it matters: