Vessels of Honor
Louis Markos on All the Glory We Can Hold
All men, as our Declaration of Independence boldly asserts, “are created equal,” but no one could ever claim that all men are equally gifted, and sometimes I am asked what will happen when unequally gifted Christians reach Heaven. Some people seem to worry that Heaven will be arranged like an earthly enterprise, with everyone rewarded according to his success.
They worry, apparently, despite the biblical evidence. Look at the parable of the talents. In this parable (Matt. 25:14–30), Jesus tells us of three servants entrusted with five talents, two talents, and one talent respectively. The third, slothful servant buries his talent in the ground and receives only scorn and condemnation from his master.
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Louis Markos , Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. His 19 books include Lewis Agonistes; Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis; On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis; and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis.
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