Racial and cultural differences in heaven will be present, according to the Rev. Gabriel Salguero, president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, who shared his views on the afterlife in an interview published on Monday.
"What Revelation says, particularly in chapter 7, ... says, 'From every tribe, nation, and tongue.' I don't think eternity does away with difference. I think we're going to see people's race, culture, in eternity," Salguero shared in an interview with NPR.com.
"What I think [what] it does is it reconciles it. Where it says, 'I'm Hispanic, I'm Latino.' And I'm going to see African-Americans, and I'm going to see whites, and I'm going to see Asians in heaven. And I think that phenotype will be there. I would be saddened if difference was obliterated in eternity. I think they're just going to be reconciled and we're going to learn, finally, to live together. ..."