In the previous article on this blog, we have learned about many popular but confusing, contradictory, and unbiblical beliefs about heaven. What then is the true biblical description of heaven? Do you know what God has in store for us?
If heaven is such a super-fantastic place, why aren’t all the heaven preachers eagerly competing with one another to get there first?
Did you know that the (King James) Bible uses the word “heaven” over 580 times? But — is there even one verse which literally says, “heaven is the reward of the saved” or another which says “when we all gather together in heaven” — as is commonly believed? Where does it say that in the Bible?
How can we reconcile the belief in a very loving, merciful, and forgiving God — who doesn’t hold his anger forever — with the popular teaching of an ever-burning hell fire to torture humans? Can both opposite teachings be true at the same time? What’s the answer?
The Bible says, “The soul who sins shall die.” Christ also said, “Fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” How do these statements square with the very popular “Immortal Soul” teaching and belief?
Is everybody going to be saved?
Another great controversy raging in today’s world of Christianity is the teaching on “Universal Salvation,” “Universal Reconciliation,” or “Universalism” for short.
This is the belief that because of Christ’s love, all people will be saved in the end. Hell is just a metaphor for humans. Others believe that hell is the equivalent of purgatory (a temporary state or form of punishment), but that hell is the real destination for the demons — but not humans. Is this true?
If God is supreme over all things, and His power has no limit, why would there be something that God is incapable of forgiving? Does that make any sense?
In the field of science and mathematics, the whole world is in full agreement.
For example, 2 + 2 = 4. Scientific and mathematical formulas are never debated. However, in the field of politics and religion, there is widespread confusion and division. Now why is that? What does the Bible say?
January 1 is not the beginning of the true, biblical year. Most have been sadly misled into believing it is, since they have never examined the biblical facts.