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Heaven, Hell, and the End of the World, Part 6

When Jesus comes back, there will be a bodily resurrection. The resurrection is not simply a reviving of the body, reincarnation, or death. It is a new bodily life after a period of death. Why is there going to be a resurrection? God created us to have a physical existence. In Genesis, after he created us, God said that his physical creation was “very good”. We are a union of body and soul. Our intermediate state in Heaven, a bodiless…
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Heaven, Hell and the End of the World, Part 5

Would a loving God really send someone to Hell? There will be a final judgement, where all will be judged and assigned to an eternal state. The Bible states that hell is a place of darkness, separation, filth, and fire. There are three traditional views about hell. The traditional view describes hell as a place of eternal suffering. The annihilation view states that those who go to hell are ultimately completely destructed. And the universalist view states that at some…
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Heaven, Hell, and the End of the World, Part 3

There are two main viewpoints about Jesus’s second coming; some say that Jesus’s return will happen in two events and others think it is just one single event. The two main viewpoints are outlined below: Two events First, there will be a secret coming for His church before the tribulations commonly called “the rapture”. Second, there will be a public coming with His church after the tribulation to set up His millennial kingdom. One event – Jesus comes with His…
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Heaven, Hell, and the End of the World, Part 2

Before we understand the end times, we need to first understand the Bible. Most notably, we need to follow what the Bible teaches, not what we have been told the Bible teaches. It’s also important to consider everything the Bible says about a topic and not just focus on one verse in isolation to draw a conclusion. We should also avoid excessive harmonizing, where we take one position and make everything else fit into this view point. Context and genre…
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Heaven, Hell and the End of the World – Part 1

In Matthew 24:3, Jesus’ followers want to know when the world will end, but in verse 6, Jesus mentions that nobody knows. We know that Jesus will return and the world as we know it will come to an end. People don’t talk about the end times a lot for fear of being labeled as crazy. It’s also confusing, scary, and not practical. Even though the end times is controversial and not easy to discuss, we should not avoid it;…