The following articles are related to the topic of HEAVEN

Revelation 1:18 – The Keys of Death and Hades

One of the thrilling oracles of the book of Revelation is Christ's declaration that He is the Living One. He announced: "I was dead, and behold, I am alive for evermore, and I have the keys of death and Hades" (v. 18). The allusion obviously is to His resurrection from the dead. That resurrection gave him the authority (keys) to ... read more »

What Does the Bible Say About the Origin, Nature, and Role of Angels?

PROFESSOR: "Do you believe in the tooth fairy? STUDENT: "No." PROFESSOR: "What about leprechauns? Do you concede the existence of these little Irish gentlemen?" STUDENT: "Of course not." PROFESSOR: "Why not?" STUDENT: "Simply because there is no factual basis for believing in these mythical characters." Then comes the question for which the student has been baited. PROFESSOR: "Do you believe ... read more »

I Want What You Have

The word "covetous" is translated by three words in the Greek New Testament. Epithumeo means "to fix the desire upon."Zeloo is translated "covet earnestly" in 1 Corinthians 12:31(KJV - used in a good sense).Orego means "to stretch after," thus "covet after" is the way it is rendered in 1 Timothy 6:10 (Vine's Expository Dictionary, p. 254-55). The word "covet" usually ... 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 »

The Left Behind Series

On a flight from Chicago to London, several passengers aboard Capt. Rayford Steele's plane suddenly and mysteriously disappear. When Steele radios to London to report the situation, he discovers that the incident on his plane is not an isolated phenomenon but a worldwide occurrence. As Steele begins his search for answers, he learns that the Christ has come to take ... read more »

The Regeneration – A Study of Matthew 19:28

"And Jesus said unto them, Truly I say unto you, that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Matthew 19:28). There is much controversy as to the meaning of this important passage. What ... read more »

Are the Gospel Writers Credible?

The writers of the Gospel accounts-Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John-quite definitely affirm that Jesus Christ claimed to be the Son of God, and that he performed miracles to authenticate that affirmation. Further, they allege that even though Jesus was put to death on the cross, after three days he came out of the grave, thus, forcefully demonstrating that he is ... read more »

Do Angels Minister to Christians Today?

"Please explain Hebrews 1:14. Do angels minister to Christians today?" The inspired passage poses this question: "Are they [angels] not ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?" There are several points worthy of note here: First, as the question is framed in the Greek New Testament, there is the use of ... read more »

Luke 1:32,33 – Did Luke Make a Mistake?

Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion, & Morality is the title of a recently published (1990) book which viciously attacks the sacred Scriptures. Here is an example of one of the "mistakes" that Allen claims to have found in the Gospel records. Luke writes concerning Christ: "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: ... read more »

Exodus 20:8-11 – The Creation Days: Literal Days or Ages?

Eons of time are absolutely essential to the theory of evolution. Robert Jastrow, an evolutionist, says: "The key to Darwin's explanation is time." (p. 112). Those who are intimidated by evolutionary propaganda attempt to find some way to fit the coveted "time" into the biblical record of creation. One of the ways this feat is attempted is by arguing that ... read more »