Read Revelation 3:7-11 … There was a practice at one time that some congregations would use a rubber stamp to ink the words “Do Not Sing” in red on certain songs in a songbook. It may have seemed a bit over-reactive, but this action was taken by congregations to avoid presenting or spreading what was … Continue reading Jesus is Coming Soon
What a day that will be! In the Scriptures there is a consistent witness to the fact that Jesus will return to this earth. There have been many claims made about the when and how of the Second Coming of Christ thru the years, and this has led to various positions that take their name … Continue reading The Coming of the Christ
Of all the various interpretations that accompany the book of Revelation, there is a portion beginning in 20:11 that undoubtedly peers through the mists of time. This portion shows us John’s vision of the future where he witnesses the Judgment scene at the great white throne and it is revealed that “… anyone not found … Continue reading Is Your Name Written There?
Read Revelation 20:11-15 … Tests can be very stressful – that’s for sure. The best test that can be taken is the test for which the answers have been provided. Any test would be a breeze if someone were to give out the answers ahead of time. Of course, even to the hardest tests the … Continue reading What Will We be Judged By?
Read 1 Peter 1:17-21 … In his work The Church of Christ: A Biblical Ecclesiology for Today, Everett Ferguson seeks to define the Church from a biblical perspective. As such, he makes several statements that might be key to the understanding of the Church. Let’s look at one such statement: “The church is now the … Continue reading The Remnant Gathered
Introduction Although considered the orthodox position in the Church, some have taken the theology of hell from eternal conscious torment toward a transitional existence where those present suffer only a long as they continue to refuse the overwhelming love of God and the message of the Gospel. For these theologians and philosophers, the ultimate condition … Continue reading A Consideration of the Universalist View of Eternity
The doctrine of hell is certainly a Biblical topic, and a such one has a duty to examine the Scriptures in such a way that a conclusion will be supported by valid hermeneutics and exegesis. Every biblical topic has some type of controversy surrounding it, whether the controversy stems from an understanding (or misunderstanding) of … Continue reading Punishment, Destruction, and Banishment: The Traditional Language of Hell