Category Archives: Final judgment

What should we think about hell?

The variety of themes that converge about final judgment provide excellent material for small group discussion or even a theology class. Continue reading

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Eternal significance of good works

What is the eternal significance to our earthly lives?  Continue reading

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3 things to remember before condemning another

These three warnings take the conversation to the highest possible level. Continue reading

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Why is final judgment based on works?

How do we reconcile judgment based with the fact that “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Continue reading

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Christ appears in Heaven for us!

Heaven is so desirable not because of the absence suffering (as great as this will be), nor because of our reunion with those who died before us (as wonderful as this will be). Heaven is so desirable because… Continue reading

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Encouragement from Jonathan Edwards

Remind yourself often that the one before whom you will stand is your advocate with the father, “Jesus Christ the righteous one” (I John 2:1-2). Continue reading

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We must all appear before God

Two Scriptures (90 sec on Audio clip) 1. II Corinthians 5:9-10 “So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of … Continue reading

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Unlocking the enigma of our existence

There are surprisingly few places to turn for thoughtful answers to the deeper questions about suffering, life and death. Continue reading

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The final judge of all people

Reflect on this great excerpt from the writings of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). It comes from his work titled: “The World Judged Righteously by Jesus Christ.” Don’t miss his word of encouragement in the last two paragraphs. “Because God has appointed a day, … Continue reading

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5 point plan for answering hard questions

  I don’t think it’s wise to offer answers to difficult questions about the gospel without the contexts provided for them in Scripture. We can no longer assume a background of biblical knowledge with most Americans. We must assume (at … Continue reading

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