In order to invest in these sure promises, we commit to serving God and doing HIs will. “My son, give me thine heart,” and “Buy the truth and sell it not.” (Proverbs 23:23, 26) The faithful church will receive a wonderful resurrection inheritance. It will include immortality (1 Corinthians 15:53), the divine nature (2 Peter [...]
Church growth is not important. God is the one calling and developing the small, true church. Increasing church attendance will not increase the true church nor will it convert the world. Only Jesus and His bride will be able to convert the world during the resurrection. Then “all the nations you have made will come [...]
The high calling to follow Christ is only open during this time period. It is a very special invitation from God to become a part of Jesus’ bride or church class. “Many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14) If faithful to their call, God will resurrect them with the divine nature (2 Peter [...]
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 (NKJV), “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” The seal or mark of the New Creature is the possession of the Spirit of Christ. The manifestations of this [...]
What is the Church? Is the Church visible, invisible or both? How can one become a member of the Church? Do we choose or does God choose us?
The promise God made to Abraham in Genesis 22:16-18 had two parts: “By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, …indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore, and your seed shall possess the gate [...]
Hebrews 12:22-24 (NKJV), “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, [...]
“And no man takes this honor to himself, but he who is called by God, just as Aaron was.” Hebrews 5:4 (NKJV) Aaron was called to the priesthood in Israel, and now, Jesus has opened “a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us,” Hebrews 10:20. God is calling out a special group, [...]
What did Jesus Christ mean went he said, “destroy this temple and I will rebuild it in three days”??
John 2:19-22 (NASB), “Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews then said, ‘It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?’ But He was speaking of the temple of His body. So when He was raised from [...]
What is the difference between being a Christian and being a Roman Catholic? As a Christian, am I required to read my Bible everyday?
A Christian is a follower of Jesus. “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me,’” Matthew 16:24. In order to do this, a person must first recognize he is a sinner, then believe Jesus died for him. Finally, [...]
I have a friend that believes that God uses the devil to kill Christians when it's their time to come to heaven. I told her no, God doesn't need to use the devil. Please clarify this for me and give me scriptures to prove it to her. Thank you!
Yes and no. Satan does have power over death. It’s part of his dark empire. (Hebrews 2:14) God permitted the devil to be present in the Garden of Eden. Satan was the deceiver, who tempted Eve and indirectly Adam to sin. Their sin brought death upon us all. “…in Adam all die…” 1 Corinthians 15:22. [...]