Does Christianity lead to a different kind of life?
"Lots of Christians are stuck knowing something of the history and rules of the history and rules of Christianity, but it does not translate into a different kind of life. There is also a growing group of people with a different challenge: they know little to nothing of the Christian story. Whether no story or the wrong story, each prevents us from pulling our life into alignment with God--and it is really our life that counts. This pursuit of God and his story has nothing to do with earning some advantage from God, avoiding hell or achieving heaven; it is born from simple, focused desire to arrange our life to follow Jesus."--Todd Hunter (Christianity Beyond Belief, 51)
That last part is what Christianity is...following Jesus. Becoming his daily apprentice. Certainly heaven is real, but we do not believe in Christianity someday...eternal life is available today, and then tomorrow, and the day after. That is the good news of the Kingdom of God that Jesus announced. God's power and presence are now available so that whoever asks for it can live a different kind of life. That life starts the day you make Jesus your leader, teacher, and savior (cf. John 17:3).