In Part I of our series, we established that the Bible teaches the earth not only abides forever, but it will be housing humanity throughout that eternity. We also established that the pathway to heaven is available by invitation only. Walking that path requires life-long faith, sacrifice and obedience. This raises questions about the afterlife. What about hell? What are all those unsaved people doing on earth? What about Judgment Day?
A destiny of heaven or hell sounds simple, but since the vast majority of humanity never heard of Jesus, is God's plan a miserable failure?
What changed and will change in heaven as a result of Jesus’ death and resurrection? What changed and will change on earth?
“Words mean things” is a simple and powerful truism that certainly applies to our study of God’s word. In our mistranslation podcast series, we have endeavored to establish how much a text of Scripture can be changed by the mistranslation or misunderstanding of a single word.
We continue our exploration of how we got our Bible, and how the process of translation from the original languages requires precision in order to get the truths God intends.
To what degree is our pathway to heaven based on works and how do we know if we are doing enough?
Jesus promised that all his true followers would be with him in heaven. What does that mean for me? Is it faith or works that get me there?