Utopia is an imaginary place in which everything is perfect. Sir Thomas More first coined this term. From the Greek words for “not” (ou) and “place” (topos), he created a word meaning “nowhere.” He wanted to portray an imaginary kingdom that is free from all cares, anxieties, and miseries. Everybody lives in a pleasant home surrounded by a garden, and individuals have plenty of time for leisure. Schools are good, and all have enough food. Wow! It’s too good to be true!
3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3–4 ESV) In the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John speaks of a perfect place, that is, heaven. It is the utopia that people have longed for throughout the ages. One important thing is that heaven is not a dreamland but a reality that God’s people will live in forever.