The following articles are related to the topic of HEAVEN ON EARTH

Stars: A Creation of Mass Production

How great thou art! What emotions surge when we praise God: "O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy hands have made, I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy pow'r thruout the universe displayed." Whether we look through a telescope to regions beyond, or through a microscope at the building blocks ... read more »

The Ascension of Christ: A Most Significant Event

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the foundation truth of the gospel (1 Cor. 15:13-19). For that reason, occasionally the resurrection narrative has overshadowed the ascension record. But the ascension event is of equal significance, and careful attention should be given to it. Prophetically Announced A thousand years before the Savior's birth, David prophesied the ascension of Jesus ... read more »

The Starbucks Agenda: Want some “theology” with your latte?

Want some twisted "theology" with that early morning steaming latte? You can obtain it at Starbucks, that would-be "Institute of 'Spiritual' Instruction," in which so many take delight en route to their day's work schedule. As one is tantalized by the aromatic fragrance of freshly brewed coffee, in the Starbuck's environment he also can inhale the noxious fumes of secularism. ... read more »

Solomon’s Reflections on Death

In spite of some claims to the contrary, the best evidence still supports the conclusion that Solomon, the son of David, king in Jerusalem, authored the book of Ecclesiastes (see 1:1,12).The basic proposition of this thrilling - though difficult - Old Testament narrative is the affirmation that earthly goals, pursued as ends, lead only to disappointment. A person cannot find ... read more »

What Happens To A Person At Death?

When the human body dies, it goes back to the dust of corruption (Gen. 3:19; Eccl. 12:7; 2 Cor. 5:1) where it remains until the "last day" of earth's history (Jn. 6:44, 54). At that point it will be raised in a new form, an immortal body (Dan. 12:2; Mt. 10:28; 1 Cor. 15:54). The human body is not "recycled" ... read more »

Ezra 1:2 – Cyrus the Deliverer

As a consequence of its spiritual apostasy, the Lord declared that the kingdom of Judah would be taken into Babylonian captivity for a period of seventy years (Jeremiah 25:12). After a series of devastating campaigns, Judah fell; the city and temple were destroyed in 586 B.C. In 536 B.C., however, Babylon fell to the Persians. The new Persian monarch was ... read more »

The Creation Week—Reflections on Genesis

Man has always been intrigued with the theme of origins. Science, however, cannot satisfy that curiosity, for it cannot deal with the question of origins. That is beyond the scope of the scientific method, which requires observation and experimentation. The first verse of the Bible, though, by divine inspiration, answers the human longing: "In the beginning God created the heavens ... read more »

The Papacy and Mark’s Significant Omission

About six months before his death, Jesus was in northern Palestine, in the area of Caesarea Philippi. It was at this time that a conversation of some renown, between Christ and his disciples, took place. Matthew's version of the narrative is as follows: "Who do men say the Son of man is? And they said, Some say John the Baptist; ... read more »

Does the English Standard Version Support Watchtower Doctrine?

"I have read your review of the new English Standard Version . I am a little bit troubled by the rendering of 2 Peter 3:10, which suggests that the earth and its works will be 'exposed,' rather than 'burned up.' This sounds a little like the Jehovah's Witness position. Can you comment on this?" The ESV translation of 2 Peter ... read more »

Did Christ Abolish the Law of Moses?

"Some teach that Christians are not under obligation to keep the Sabbath day in this age. If that is the case, how is Matthew 5:17-18 to be explained? Did not Christ say that the law would not be destroyed; that it would last as long as heaven and earth?" In Matthew's record of what is commonly called, "The Sermon on ... read more »