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Does hell burn for all eternity?

April 14th, 2013 |

Would a loving God burn people in hell for all eternity?  Suppose a 16 year old lived a life of rebellion, they forsook God and committed crimes around the neighborhood.  One day they tragically die, lost at the age of sixteen.  Would God punish that individual for trillions upon trillions of years, for sixteen years of sin?  Would this be fair?  If you were in God’s position would you burn that individual for all eternity? 

Many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, struggle with these concepts.  Thankfully they don’t have to, because the truth is radically different from what they believe.  Today we want to discover what the Bible, and the Bible alone has to say about this misunderstood subject of hell.

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What happens to babies who pass away?

November 30th, 2011 |

What happens to babies that have passed away?  Will God send infants to heaven, hell or someplace in-between?  How does God judge a child and how will He judge us?  Opinions abound, but the words of Jesus are truth.  And so today we desire to hear not the theories of men, but the words of God.  So let us study the Bible for in it contains the answers to these important questions.  But before we do so, let us ask the Lord to teach us, let us pray.

Dear Loving Heavenly Father,

We humbly ask for your Holy Spirit to teach us today.  Please Lord grant us a true understanding of how you judge children and how we will be judged.  Open our eyes so that we see wonderful things from your word.  May your love and compassion be revealed to us today, and may your love dwell in our hearts.  Help us now and we thank you for doing so.  We pray all these things in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, amen.

Imagine if one day a group of police officers showed up at your door.  They quickly handcuffed you, you were taken to a courtroom and declared guilty of war crimes.  “War crimes, I’ve never fought in a war!” you plead.  The judge responds and says “your great grandfather committed war crimes in World War 1 and we are punishing you for the crime, I hereby sentence you to death”.

Certainly a human judge would never make such an unfair sentence.  How could you be judged for a crime that occurred when you never even were alive? Yet would God throw someone in hell because of the sins of their parents, or grandparents?  Or because of the sins of Adam in the garden of Eden?  Does the guilt of one generation pass on from generation to generation through a bloodline?  The Bible gives us the answer in Ezekiel 18:20 when it says Read More »

The heavens declare the glory of God

July 2nd, 2010 |

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.1 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” “For He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.”2

In the beginning, God was revealed in all the works of creation. It was Christ that spread the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth. It was His hand that hung the worlds in space, and fashioned the flowers of the field. “His strength setteth fast the mountains.” “The sea is His, and He made it.” It was He that filled the earth with beauty, and the air with song. And upon all things in earth, and air, and sky, He wrote the message of the Father’s love.3

Throughout creation, “God is love” is written upon every opening bud, upon every spire of springing grass. The lovely birds making the air vocal with their happy songs, the delicately tinted flowers in their perfection perfuming the air, the lofty trees of the forest with their rich foliage of living green — all testify to the tender, fatherly care of our God and to His desire to make His children happy.4 Indeed, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.5 Every sunbeam, every breathe of fresh air, every moment of joy and happiness is a gift from our loving Father in heaven. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.6

Although sin has marred God’s perfect creation: even today God’s creative wonders have not ceased. The Psalmist declares the prayer of every true Christian…. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me 7

And the Lord continues His work of creation with this promise… “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.8

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.9

For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth;
And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.10

1 Genesis 1:1

2 Psalm 33:6, 9.

3 Desire of Ages p. 20

4 Steps To Christ p. 10

5 James 1:17

6 Psalm 19:1

7 Psalm 51:10

8 Ezekiel 36:26-27

9 2 Corinthians 5:17

10 Isaiah 65:17

Who is Jesus?

June 18th, 2010 |

Who exactly is Jesus? An angel? A Prophet? Just a good man? A created being but one that is lower than God? How can we know? If I told you who Jesus was would you believe me? What about someone who was born many years after the life of Jesus on earth, even if they claimed to be a prophet could we trust them? The answer is you can’t really trust my opinion, and you can’t even trust those who simply make a claim to be prophets. To get the real answer you would have to ask people who were there during the life of Jesus. In fact, if I could ask anyone who Jesus was, I would ask the people who lived every day with him. I would ask them what Jesus said about Himself. Wouldn’t you?

What is exciting is we have the ability to actually do so. Remember beloved, we have a timeless treasure, the letters of those who actually saw Jesus, who lived with Him for over 3 years during the most important part of His life here on earth and recorded his own words. That is the best resource to uncover who Jesus is, don’t you agree? Let’s open those letters today and discover who exactly Jesus is.

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Why do bad things happen to good people?

May 13th, 2010 |

Why do bad things happen to good people?   Why would a loving God allow his children to endure pain and toil and suffering?    If God is good and His creation is good, what went wrong?  Have you ever been confused in regards to these questions?  In a world surrounded by darkness and confusion, the word of God is a light guiding our steps to Christ.    Let us therefore study the Bible to discover the answer to these important questions.

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