In my message “On Earth as it is in Heaven” on Sunday, January 5, 2020, I touched upon a number of themes relating to what the bible says about ‘heaven and earth’. I welcomed feedback and questions, and received a number of questions, which I will respond to here.
The questions are:
- What does it mean that Jesus ascended into heaven?
- What happens when we die? Are we put in a holding pattern until the second coming and the new earth?
- Where is hell?
- There are many that say they have been to heaven and back (there are books and movies). How is this possible? You hear before people die they see “the Light”, with the thinking of the new earth being heaven, how is this? What is this?
Continue reading ‘Questions on ‘heaven’’ »
I was really intrigued while I was reading about all the furnishings etc. that went into the ark (the Levites must have been power lifters just to carry it). The part that intrigued me the most was the mercy seat and the cherubs. What would your explanation be of it’s symbolism? Continue reading ‘the angels around God’s throne’ »
What about all those people in the world that are not Jesus followers and are also committed to transforming the world for better by doing good? Individuals like Ghandi and Bangledeshi Muhammad Yunis, a Muslim, founder of the Grameen bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace prize. Christians certainly don’t have a corner on doing good, in fact, they’re often put to shame by many of those that aren’t Jesus followers. Continue reading ‘not the only do-gooders’ »
What does Matthew 7:6 mean:“Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you”? Continue reading ‘pearls and pigs?’ »
“Can you tell me if you’ve ever heard of the “Jezebel Spirit”, and if so, what you know of it?” Continue reading ‘the jezebel spirit?’ »