Life Death and Destiny | ETERNAL DESTRUCTION (Part 2)

(From Chapter Seven (Part 1A – The Final State): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) { Eternal Destruction (Part 1) click here } ETERNAL DESTRUCTION What Jesus accomplished on the cross was “a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people”.1 And this was through His death “once for all”,2 certainly not through any committal […]

Life Death and Destiny | ETERNAL DESTRUCTION (Part 1)

(From Chapter Seven (Part 1A – The Final State): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) { The Final State (Part 3C) click here } { Eternal Destruction (Part 2) click here } ETERNAL DESTRUCTION In the Bible, the final state of those who reject God is described in a variety of ways. However, all of these amount […]

Life Death and Destiny | THE FINAL STATE (Part 3C)

(From Chapter Six (Part 3C – The Final State): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) { The Final State (Part 3A) click here } { The Final State (Part 3B) click here } { Eternal Destruction (Part 1) click here } THE FINAL STATE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED (c) Literal Destruction. It is often supposed […]

Life Death and Destiny | THE FINAL STATE (Part 3B)

( From Chapter Six (Part 3B – The Final State ): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) { The Final State (Part 3A) click here} THE FINAL STATE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED (b) Everlasting suffering. The most common view, at least since the great Augustine of Hippo,1 has been that the wicked will suffer […]

Life Death and Destiny | THE FINAL STATE (Part 3A)

( From Chapter Six (Part 3A – The Final State ): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) THE FINAL STATE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED In essence, there is little debate amongst Christians over the final state of those who are saved: they will enjoy everlasting, bodily (resurrected) life in communion with God and […]

Life Death and Destiny | The Last Judgment

( From Chapter Six (Part 2A – The Last Judgment ): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) THE LAST JUDGMENT Occasionally it is taught that the lost simply perish forever at death, without ever facing judgment. However, the Bible states consistently that God in Christ will raise up every human being for judgment, either […]

Life Death and Destiny | The Last Judgment

( From Chapter Six (Part 2B – The Last Judgment ): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) THE LAST JUDGMENT The doctrine of final judgment is neither a primitive notion to be discarded in the name of progress, nor a mythological symbol for something else. It is an absolutely essential feature of biblical Christian […]

Life Death and Destiny | The Judgment of God

( From Chapter Six (Part 1 – Introduction): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) It is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). Having discussed the question of death and resurrection, it is time to deal with that of God’s judgment and its implications for those whom God may […]

Life Death and Destiny | Eternal Consequences

( From Chapter Five: The Path to Immortality from Life, Death and Destiny) LIFE ONLY IN CHRIST (a) Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead. Therefore death, though real, is not the last word. There really is a final, eternal Kingdom of God. It is a huge and tragic mistake to live only for this present world. Rather, […]

Life Death and Destiny | THE TRUE PATH – Part Two

( From Chapter Five: The Path to Immortality from Life, Death and Destiny) THE TRUE PATH – Part Two As George E. Ladd observes, “Apart from the resurrection of Christ, all ideas of life beyond death are empty speculations…. The Christian hope, for Paul, is not a theory or a speculation; it was a certain fact which in turn […]