What is Utopia?
an article by Joshua Coffman
There is no such thing as a "Utopia." Unfortunately, part of being human includes choice, and in any choice there is the capability to choose a path that is not perfect. Even in a glorified body, say in the Christian view of heaven, or the carnal man's view of trans-humanism, our choices will still be effectively "non-utopian" in nature.
A utopia requires a complete submission, which is what Islam teaches can be achieved through the different types of jihad.
So why would I choose to brand "utopia," if such a thing doesn't exist?
Because, "utopia" as a societal construct will never exist, whether here or in the afterlife. Even those that believe in a eternal afterlife like Christians do, eventually come to realize that it is a beautiful, wonderful, rich, and peaceful world, but it is not a utopia in the sense of "no conflict of any sort."
But, I would argue, that "utopia" as a person, an actual literal Person, does exist. I believe that the presence of Jesus is a utopia to those that are in Him. To those that refuse Him, He is a fiery prophet and an angry Lion. But to those that rest in Him, they find Him altogether lovely, the Lamb that was slain before the foundations of the earth.
To me, "utopia" is Jesus Christ.
My hope is that each of those who read this, find refuge in the Rock of Ages. When trials come and tribulations threaten, I hope you look to the Word of God and see in the Son of Man a full and complete "Utopia."
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