I have touched on this many times and wherever I start reading I keep seeing the same message in God's Holy Word. What is our hope in Christ?? Is it to die and go to heaven?? Is it to be raptured off the earth?? More succinctly what does God hope for?? Romans the 8th chapter has always been one of my favorite books of the Bible. In it we are given an overview of the whole plan of salvation and what its affect would be not only on us but also on the entire creation.