HEAVEN IS the DWELLING PLACE OF GOD. Jesus taught his disciples to pray, “Our Father which art IN HEAVEN…” Luke 11:2.
HEAVEN IS the DESTINY of the FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN. “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, ETERNAL in the HEAVENS,” II Cor. 5:1. “For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven…” Colossians 1:5.
HEAVEN IS THE ETERNAL ABODE OF CHRISTIANS. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord,” I Thess. 4:16-17.
We shall live with Him in heaven. NOT on this earth…but in heaven…forever. “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, RESERVED IN HEAVEN FOR YOU,” I Peter 1:4.
HEAVEN IS a prepared place for prepared people. Are you prepared? Please see Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38 and Revelation 2:10.
– Ivy Conner
Jesus Warns About “Hell-fire”
“Beware lest any spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ,” Col. 2:8
Many people are being led away from Christ by philosophy. Often preachers delight in “philosophy-ing” away essential Bible doctrines. In too many places human wisdom has taken the place of the Word of God. Now, even the Bible doctrine of Hell is being denied.
People say, “Oh, I know the Bible says that, but, let me tell you what my position is… or what my pastor believes… or what our church says…”
Let us hear the word of the Lord: “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels,’ ” Jesus, Matt. 25:41. Jesus said there are two destinies: “And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal,” Matt. 25:46. Jesus taught more about Hell–fire than anyone else in the Bible, Matt. 5:22, 29, 30; Mark 9:43–48.
Beware of human philosophy! Believe the Bible. Believe Jesus.
© Ivy Conner
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