Summary: To receive a heavenly resurrection, a person must accept Christ as his Savior, deny his own will to obey God’s will, and be faithful to the heavenly calling. Discussion: The Old Testament offered a promise of earthly, eternal life to anyone who could [...]
Jesus was the first to receive immortality. Immortality means life that needs nothing to exist forever. It is death-proof. God used his mighty power to give Jesus this gift. Ephesians 1:19-20, “the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to 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 [...]
Revelation 19:9, "Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” If Christians are the bride, then who are the guests?
Throughout the gospel age, two classes are being developed that will receive a spirit resurrection in heaven. The first is the bride class, also referred to as “the little flock,” “the faithful,” “the wise virgins,” “the body of Christ,” “the spiritual house,” and “144,000.” [...]
Actually, the Bible talks about three paths: the narrow way, the broadway, and the highway of holiness. The Narrow Way leads to immortality in heaven. “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who [...]
Short answer: Yes! Discussion: When Jesus took Adam’s death penalty upon Himself, every single person was guaranteed a resurrection. Romans 5:18 (NIV), “just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all [...]
Did the saints who died in the Old Testament rise after Jesus' resurrection or will they rise after he returns?
The scriptures say that all the saints that die before the second presence of Christ will remain in the grave until his return. (I Thessalonians 4:16) The order of resurrection is also spoken of as the sounding of the last trumpet when the dead [...]
Summary: The question of a person’s earthly age and appearance really does not apply to the spirit body. In the resurrection of the Church class, our divine bodies will look nothing like our earthly bodies. We cannot even comprehend what the divine body is [...]
Reincarnation was never taught in the Bible. God's doctrine of resurrection is far superior to reincarnation. Every precious human being is unique and will be resurrected in Christ's kingdom on earth. "All that are in their graves will hear His voice and come forth," [...]
How can we say this is My First Birth? Is there a chance that we might to Born before and because of our Unfulfilled Karma we are back? What does the Bible say?
When God created Adam, God first formed Adam’s body, then breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Adam became a living soul. (Genesis 2:7) He did not receive a soul. Additionally, souls die - they are not immortal. “The soul that sins, it [...]
If Moses killed a person, and is believed to be with God now, is there any truth that even people with sins will sit with our GOD?
Will murderers be with God in heaven? Heaven is only a reward for faithful Christians. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (NET), “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived!… Some of you once lived this way. [...]
God does not deny what is true. So, if someone at death is truly repentant, God will accept the fact that he or she has repented. But, does a deathbed repentance earn a heavenly reward? Galatians 6:7,8 reads, “Do not be deceived, God is [...]
There are four main points in God’s plan: 1. Through the permission of evil, God's intelligent creation will learn the results of disobedience and sin. 2. God will provide a way for the recovery of mankind and grant the willing an opportunity for everlasting life. [...]
If grace happened when Jesus died on the cross, what happened to everyone else in the Old Testament when they died?
The world of mankind includes all children of Adam - whether born before or after Jesus’ sacrifice. When father Adam sinned, he and all mankind were condemned to death. “One man’s trespass led to condemnation for all men,” Romans 5:18 (RSV). What is the [...]
1 John 4:16 tells us about the character of God: "God is love." Two verses later we find out that "perfect love casts out fear." As we focus on God's character, we realize that His plans for all of mankind are good. 1 Timothy [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]