The phrase, “son of God”, demonstrates the special relationship between parent and child. It indicates closeness, favor, protection, guidance, and love. In Luke 3:38, Mary’s genealogy records that Adam was a “son of God.” Adam was created perfect in God’s image and likeness. (See Genesis 1:27, Deuteronomy 32:4), and God was his heavenly Father. The [...]
Is there a difference between going to heaven immediately upon death and the saints being called up from their graves on the resurrection day? (United States)
1 Corinthians 15:51, 52, describes the two parts of the resurrection of the saints. “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at [during] the last trump.” The “last trump” is the last in a series of seven trumpets mentioned in Revelation. The [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]