In previous articles we’ve talked about spiritual exercises to improve our afterlife. We’ve discussed the condemnation of hell and the redemption of heaven but not the redeemer himself, other than to quote him a few times. Where does Jesus Christ fit into any of this?
Moral exercises and working to disconnect ourselves from the material world are positive things which we should definitely practice. They can improve our standing in the afterlife of heaven but can spiritual exercises or good works actually get us to a heavenly state of existence?
Christians believe morality and good behavior, no matter how well practiced by human standards is still not good enough for God’s divine standard. We can be good when compared to other humans but never when compared to God. The moral distance between God and us, between Spirit and flesh is just too great for flesh to make the jump.