Origins of the Heavenly Destiny – Not The Bible

Copyright © Tim Warner Where did the idea of an eternity in heaven come from? Certainly not from Judaism, from which Christianity sprang! There is no such concept in the Old Testament. As we saw in the article, (The Kingdom in the Gospels), it definitely did not come from Jesus' teaching, and therefore could … Continue reading Origins of the Heavenly Destiny – Not The Bible

The Kingdom Hope – In the Old Testament

Copyright © Tim Warner The Ancient Hope of the SaintsThe coming of the physical Kingdom of God to earth was the universal hope of the saints since the beginning, even before Israel was a nation. Even the oldest book in the Bible speaks of this hope. Job, who even predated Abraham, expected to be raised … Continue reading The Kingdom Hope – In the Old Testament

Only God is Immortal

Introduction There has been contention over a number of scriptures on whether we are immortal after the resurrection or not. This has arisen as many bible teachers over spiritualise the scriptures and will not accept the straight forward literal meaning. This post gives 8 principles on how we can be more accurate with our understanding … Continue reading Only God is Immortal

Jesus taught the Disciples for 40 Days after His Resurrection

The Apostles were under the teaching of Jesus for three and a half years. They heard all of His teaching on the Kingdom and eternal inheritance not only the few excerpts recorded in the Gospels. In fact, on the Sunday of His resurrection, while walking unrecognized along the road to Emmaus, “beginning at Moses and … Continue reading Jesus taught the Disciples for 40 Days after His Resurrection

Greek Christians Did Not Understand the Resurrection – 1 Corinthians 15

The Greek mind had great difficulty accepting the concept of the resurrection of the flesh. They had been steeped in Plato’s “immortality of the soul” doctrine and his claim that the flesh was the “prison of the soul,” and that all physical substance was inherently corrupt. To the Greeks, escaping the body of flesh and ascending into the “celestial spheres” as pure “spirit” was the goal. Consequently, the idea of the resurrection of the flesh meant permanent imprisonment in inherently corrupt matter, and permanent confinement to this material creation.

Will We Become Immortal in the Resurrection?

Resurrection is obviously required in order for the saints to live again[10] and obtain “eternal life.” A common misnomer that Christians have with regard to the resurrection is that our bodies will become inherently immortal. This is largely due to the influence that Platonism has had on Christianity. Platonism’s “immortality of the soul” teaches the existence of a non-corporeal “soul” that is itself inherently immortal. The Bible claims God alone possesses this quality. Man is dust, will return to the dust and only resurrection will provide him again with conscious life. After resurrection life will still be dependent on God. This is why Paul uses language concerning the Resurrection that indicates we will not possess immortality inherent to ourselves. The language he uses for our bodies after the Resurrection describes immortality as if it’s a garment to be worn over our flesh.

When is the Resurrection from the Dead?

So, when Jesus comes from heaven with a shout and the trumpet of God sounds then the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then the saints that are alive when Jesus comes back will caught up (Raptured) together with the saints who were in the clouds already.

Resurrection a Reason to Believe!

You may have heard about the resurrection of Jesus and simply dismissed it as some ancient fairytale, or fabricated legendary embelishment, something that can’t be substantiated or trusted by any means. You may think that the Bible is simply corrupted and in no way reflects the truth of what happened in history, but did you know … Continue reading Resurrection a Reason to Believe!

Why Are Passover And Easter Celebrated At Different Times?

By ONE FOR ISRAEL (Messianic Jews In Israel) Sometimes, the celebrations of Passover and Easter coincide, but sometimes they can be weeks apart. Why is this? If Yeshua died at Passover, why does the Christian church mark his death and resurrection at a different time? How did they get separated? How the Passover date is set The … Continue reading Why Are Passover And Easter Celebrated At Different Times?

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Christian?

In several nations, it is illegal to become a Christian. But people become Christians anyway — despite penalties and even threats of death. Thousands of believers are killed each year, yet more people become Christians.