I had this discussion with my neihbor who is thinking about going to church has this problem with Christianity. He doesn't see the point of going to heaven. He finds it boring thinking about praising God for eternity and not really being productive in anyway. And thinking about it I think how we present the plan of salvation (generally speaking) makes what he's saying a little valid. Believe on Jesus and be saved. Then you can go to heaven and have a right relationship with God and have the eternal reward of being close to him praising him etc...(including participating in a feast) I like reading CS Lewis who has a celtic influenced christian consept of eternity which is interesting especially when you read the great divorce. I've heard preachers say how wonderful heaven is and measure out the dementions of the new Jerusalem (roughly a cube of gold the size of Europe) and talk about how the Seraphim continually call out "holy holy holy is the Lord almighty who was and is and is to come" etc... I suggested to him that heaven is more than self indulging praise and emotional contentment. I suggest that angles played an important role in our salvation (messangers and proclaimers and constantly looking into these matters - academics?) So, what do you believe heaven will be like for believers? It brought up another idea when considering Salvation. What are we saved unto? Most people point to one point of their life and say that is when I was saved. And then a subtext which is usually "my life changed completly after that" The thing in my mind is belief is only the first step salvation includes the whole process of righteousness long after we believe that stretches into Eternity. The later part with out the first part is not salvation for those of you thinking I'm coming from a works perspective. However, the later part not presented after the first part is not salvation either. We are saved unto good works. So, If I'm 'saved" and do no good works then my salvation is not effective or in play. In other words the result of salvation is good works. but thats not all either there is a transformation that occurs that we are made in the likeness of Christ the more we move forward with our salvation. (ie work out your salvation with fear and trembeling) Also there is the promise of the Resurection from the dead and eternity with God. The later part is what stopped my friend. What does that mean? How does it take effect? I believe there will be all sorts of unimaginable things to participate in without the constraints of sin. What do you think?