In his book Jesus the King, Tim Keller describes the elaborate preparations the high priest had to make before he was able to go into the holy of holies to offer the required sacrifices on the mercy seat to atone for the sins of the people.
“It is finished!” (John 19:30). One of the most powerful statements in all of Scripture. This statement (a single word in Greek) was Jesus’ last proclamation from the cross.
The apostle Paul explains the importance of believing in the resurrection of the body. Now, sometimes he can be hard to follow, but do your best: Now if Christ is…
Why do we need to have forgiveness of sin? To answer that, first we need to understand just how bad our sin is in the sight of God. It is…
Not only will heaven be a physical place – a renewed earth (Acts 3:21) – but we will also inhabit it with physical bodies. Just as Jesus resurrected with a physical, glorified body, so will we (1 Corinthians 15:12-57). The Bible even describes what life in the eternal heaven will be like in our physical bodies
Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” which clarifies that no one is exempt from this standing. We all deserve punishment for our sins. In the following verse though, we are given hope through his grace.
Many people have doubts about their faith and wonder if they are truly saved or have truly become a Christian. The Bible offers two clear ways to help determine whether you have received salvation through Jesus Christ.
People often wonder what happens to young children, infants, aborted children, or children who die in miscarriage when they pass away. What does the Bible teach about the afterlife of children in such situations?
When We Die in Christ, Do We Go Directly to Heaven? There are several passages in the New Testament which indicate just that.
First, hell is eternal because sin, though finite by itself, is primarily committed against an infinite God; the punishment must therefore also be infinite. Among men there are differences of both sin and its punishment, depending on the kind of sin and the one sinned against. It is not the same thing to tell a white lie as to murder a young child; nor is it the same thing to sin against the king or a neighbor. Threaten the life of your neighbor’s dog and it may anger your neighbor, but threaten the life of the King and it will cost you your life. Now imagine committing a sin against a God of endless, infinite holiness…