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

Jesus Christ – The Righteous Warrior

One of the more awesome scenes in the final book of the Bible reads as follows: "And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; ... read more »

Have You Considered The Consequences Of Sin?

The theme of "sin" dominates the Bible. There are at least eight different terms in the Hebrew Old Testament reflecting some aspect of sin, e.g., "bad," "wickedness," "iniquity," etc. Some thirteen different words in the New Testament similarly depict various shades of sin, e.g., "evil," "unrighteousness," "transgression," etc. (cf. Pfeiffer, 2003, 1594-95). Sin has left a deadly legacy upon our ... read more »

Jesus Christ, the God-Man

A gentleman is puzzled about how Jesus could refer to the Father as "my God," if he himself possessed the nature of God. He wonders if this does not somehow contradict the concept of the deity of Christ? He cites John Calvin to the effect that, while on earth, Christ's use of the "my God" expression was a reflection of ... read more »

Be Still and Know That I Am God — Revisited

"If you were running for your life, would it matter?" That was General Odum's motto; he learned to put everyday problems into perspective, weighing them against his World War II experiences. Captured by Rommel's infamous Afrika Korps, Odum later escaped when the German plane transporting him and other prisoners of war was shot down by Allied Forces over France. After ... read more »

A New Edict from the Vatican

A document issued by the Roman Vatican on Tuesday, September 5, 2000, has ignited considerable controversy in the community of "Christendom." It alleges that other "Christian churches," i.e., those beyond the pale of Romanism, are "defective" in that they do not recognize the "primacy of the Pope." The thirty-six-page declaration was prepared by the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of ... read more »

What Is Meant by “the Spirits of Just Men Made Perfect”?

"What is the meaning of the phrase, 'the spirits of just men made perfect,' in Hebrews 12:23?" The book of Hebrews is in a class of its own compared to the other documents of the New Testament. It has been described as a "summarization of the transition from the old system to the new" (H.C. Thiessen, Introduction to the New ... read more »

Y2K and Millennial Mania

When I first heard the expression, "Y2K," I had no idea to what that referred. Someone kindly instructed me: "Year two thousand." I then inquired as to what the excitement concerning Y2K is all about. I was informed it is twofold: - Those who designed our computers in earlier decades did not factor in the calendar change for the coming ... read more »

Dinosaurs and the Bible

Was there ever a time when men and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time? Those who subscribe to the theory of evolution unequivocally answer, "No!" The standard evolutionary propaganda line is this: "Dinosaurs became extinct about seventy million years before man evolved." Unfortunately, many professing Christians have capitulated to this viewpoint. One writer has declared: If dinosaurs existed ... read more »

Was the Gospel Preached throughout the “Whole World” in the First Century?

"What is the meaning of Paul's statement in his letter to the Colossians, when he suggested that the gospel already had been 'preached in all creation under heaven' (Colossians 1:23)?How could this possibly have been an accurate statement?" As we begin to consider this text, let us also observe that there are other passages of similar import that may be ... read more »

False Ideas Regarding Death

Each day of our existence we are reminded of the grim reality of death. It haunts us. We know so little about it. In fact, we know almost nothing regarding this ultimate physical experience, except for what is revealed in the Bible. But the biblical information is limited, and so false notions about death permeate society's thinking. The following discussion ... read more »