What is the gospel? Does the gospel have power? What is that power?

The gospel is defined in Galatians 3:8, “Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” In other words, the gospel (literally meaning, “good news”) is the promise that all people will be blessed through Abraham's seed. The angel […]

When the people that had done evil are resurrected, will they die in the lake of fire and cease to exist? Or God will do something else?

John 5:28, 29 (ESV), “all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.”

The concept of judgment includes a trial and a verdict. Mankind is not currently on trial.  All are […]

What does the Bible teach about where we go when we die? Do our souls sleep in the grave? In the resurrection, will everyone be resurrected on earth and live here forever?

First we need to understand that our whole being is a living soul. At the creation of man, the soul is defined. Genesis 2:7, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” The soul is the […]

March 16th, 2018|Resurrection, Eternal life and Immortality|

Do believers have a higher position than the angels in the kingdom of God?

It sounds as if you are asking, “will Christians have a higher position in heaven than angels?” The answer is – yes and we don’t know.

There are two classes of Christians during the present period. They are represented as wise virgins and foolish virgins in that same parable (Matthew 25:1-13). The wise virgins are believers […]

The breath of man and beast are the same. But in Ecclesiastes 3:21, why does one go upward and another go downward to the earth?

“For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same. As one dies so dies the other; indeed, they all have the same breath and there is no advantage for man over beast, for all is vanity. All go to the same place (the grave). All came from the […]

January 27th, 2018|Resurrection, Eternal life and Immortality, Soul|

Please explain Mark 8:36 in an easy way – understandable for my non-Christian friend…

Mark 8:36 “For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his life?”

We all have choices in our lives. We may choose to live for what the world offers – financial security/gain, possessions, fame, and power. Self becomes our main focus. Serving God and sacrificing for others is unimportant. This […]

Please explain John 10:16, "I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd."

The context of John 10:16 reveals that Jesus is the Shepherd of the Little Flock. These are His chosen sheep who will work with Him throughout all eternity upon their resurrection. This sheep class, His Church, is now being called to be sacrificed just as the Lamb of God was sacrificed, “laying down their lives […]

What is the tree of life?

The tree of life was planted in the middle of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:9). It supplied what was necessary for Adam's life to continue. When Adam sinned, he lost access to the tree of life so that he would not live forever (Genesis 3:22-24).

This tree of life is mentioned several times in the […]

How can I know the day when we will go to Heaven?

Wouldn’t we all like to know the answer to this? There are certain things God just doesn’t tell us. Not only do we not know the answer, but we are told not to look for the answer. The scriptures are pretty clear.

Matthew 24:36 (ESV), “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the […]

What is the Gospel, and when did it start? Who began preaching it and to whom was it preached?

Gospel means “good news.” God’s wonderful plan of salvation for all mankind is God’s good news. When did the Lord begin to proclaim the plan of redemption from sin and death? Way back in the Garden of Eden. 

Even when God was pronouncing the punishments, God told the serpent (picturing Satan), “I will put hostility between you […]