Explanation of “Absent from the body and to be present with the Lord” in 2 Corinthians 5:8

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. This phrase is commonly used to teach that at death a Christian transcends this world to be with Jesus in a bodiless state. But a bodiless state is definitely not what Paul … Continue reading Explanation of “Absent from the body and to be present with the Lord” in 2 Corinthians 5:8

Jesus Completely Died

by Sean Finnegan http://www.christianmonotheism.com/ Someone once asked the question: "Can God microwave a burrito so hot that He cannot eat it?" To answer yes implies that God cannot eat extremely hot burritos. To answer no implies that God cannot heat it to such a level. This sort of question is flawed because it consists of … Continue reading Jesus Completely Died

The Simplicity of the Christian Message

The point and purpose of Christianity has been buried under a mass of theological tradition. There is general agreement only about the ethical demands of the present Christian life: a Christian must love and serve his neighbor. But almost nothing at all is known of the ultimate purpose and goal which Jesus of Nazareth, the Messiah, intended for those who follow him. Contemporary religion, which claims the name of Christ, has abandoned the purpose of the faith which is clearly spelled out by Jesus in his Gospel message — the Gospel about the Kingdom of God To understand the Christian message, words must be taken as any child would take them — in their natural and normal sense. The Kingdom of God, about which Jesus spoke constantly, is thus a real Kingdom, a divine government on earth, to be administered by Christ and the saints, with a renewed Jerusalem as its capital.

How Could Jesus Save us if He was just a Man?

Greg Deuble: http://www.thebiblejesus.com Trinitarians suggest that believing “Jesus is God” is a salvation issue. As one representative spokesperson framed it, if Jesus was “just a man he couldn’t possibly live a sinless life or be enough to pay for all our sin”. Thus, according to the trinitarian, failure to believe that Jesus is God will … Continue reading How Could Jesus Save us if He was just a Man?

In the Beginning…The Devil’s Lie

The belief that when a person dies they are not totally dead started in the Garden of Eden when the Devil lied to Adam and Eve. God told Adam that if he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he would die (Genesis 2:17), but the Devil said that he would … Continue reading In the Beginning…The Devil’s Lie

What Happens When we Die?

Preface Due to the influence of Greek thought we have been schooled to believe that when we die our soul leaves the body and goes to heaven or hell when we die. But is that what the bible teaches? Tim Warner demonstrates that this is not what the men of God believed. A Sequential Survey … Continue reading What Happens When we Die?

When Nations Die – No Godly Foundation

Introduction I would like to return to this important theme by summarizing the significant work by Jim Nelson Black in his book When Nations Die. When we look at three thousand years of history, we observe that civilizations rise but eventually fall and die. The history of the world is the history of nations that are … Continue reading When Nations Die – No Godly Foundation