Almost every religion teaches that there is something after death, a hereafter: heaven, hell (eternal torment), purgatory (a place or state of suffering inhabited by the souls of sinners who are expiating their sins before going to heaven), or Limbo. Other religions believe in rebirth as a different life-form. The atheist and Agnostic say that we cannot know.
THE shocking, heartbreaking news of suicide does not end in the lives of relatives and friends. Rather, it opens up a new storyline of jumbled feelings of compassion and anger, pain, sadness and guilt. And it begs the question: Can we have any hope for our friend or family who took his or her life that they may receive a resurrection?
Why did God create the earth? When Jesus returns, what will happen to wicked people? Will God himself destroy the earth by fire? Has God’s original purpose for the earth changed? These questions and more are answered biblically.
Is it permissible for Christians to drink alcoholic beverages? What does the Bible say about the use of alcoholic beverages? Is drinking alcohol a sin in the Bible?
Deuteronomy 4:35 American Standard Version (ASV) 35 Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that Jehovah he is God; there is none else besides him. Israel was shown these things so they might appreciate the uniqueness of their God. Jehovah alone is God, and besides him there is no other. God went to unusual lengths to reveal himself to Israel, and he did so for a significant reason—to discipline them. The expression suggests not punishment or retribution but profound instruction. God's intent was didactic not judicial. He made them hear his voice… from out of the fire so they might understand that he tolerates no rivals.
God is A spirit - This is the second reason why men should worship him in spirit and in truth. By this is meant that God is without a body but He has spirit body; yet he is not material or composed of parts; that he is invisible, in every place, pure and holy. This is one of the first truths of religion, and one of the sublimest ever presented to the mind of man. Almost all nations have had some idea of God as gross or material, but the Bible declares that he is a pure spirit. As he is such a spirit, he dwells not in temples made with hands Act_7:48, neither is worshipped with men’s hands as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things, Act_17:25. A pure, a holy, a spiritual worship, therefore, is such as he seeks - the offering of the soul rather than the formal offering of the body - the homage of the heart rather than that of the lips.
What does the Bible really say about God being eternal; His existence has no beginning and no end, his being unchangeable, how the unchangeable God could repent, how God is self-existent; not only existing from eternity but exists from Himself?
Discovering what the Bible really says about God being faithful—What faithful means; etymology and usage of the Hebrew and Greek words translated “faithful”—The extent of God’s faithfulness—How the faithfulness of God is manifested.
Discovering what the Bible really says about “Mercy” and “loving-kindness” different translations of the same word—Primary meaning of the word—God is plenteous in mercy—Toward whom the mercy of God is manifested—How the mercy of God is manifested.
The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4 that the Father “sent forth his Son, born of a woman.” How did the laws of heredity work with this union of perfection (the life of the Son) with imperfection (the ovum or egg cell in Mary’s womb)? How was the life of the Son transferred from heaven to earth to be united, in the fertilization of an ovum or egg cell in Mary’s womb? How could Jesus, as the actual son of Mary, a genuine descendant of forefathers Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, and King David and legitimate heir retain the same identity that he had in heaven?