Did you know that the word “hell” as we today picture the meaning of it in our minds as we’ve been indoctrinated to believe it is some place with fire and brimstone for the eternal punishment of unbelieving sinners – is NOT IN THE BIBLE – ANYWHERE! A word meaning such a thing didn’t even … More Did you know hell ?
Revelation 14:10–11 (NKJV) “he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of … More A SHORT WORD STUDY ON “TORMENT”
[Updated – Please read end note] Why I Am Here And so here it is, my new website; and my first post explaining how I got here and why. I’ve been away for a while, but I’m back! And it feels so good! Praise The LORD! I have made my mind up to come back … More Be Honest with Yourself
One Sunday While Eating Lunch A group wearing their Sunday best is sitting around the table joyfully chatting. Their conversation seemed to have an unusually delightful air about it rising above all the rest in the room. It’s their traditional gathering after Church at the local restaurant which has a big crowd on Sundays, especially church-goers … More One Sunday at Lunch – A Modern Parable
Today Christians of all types are enjoying fellowship around the world in all kinds of events, causes, and community gatherings. I appreciate how beautiful it is how they can fellowship and join forces in these many ways while they overlook their differences and agree on the basics of theology. What I don’t understand why we “Christian’ Universalist” cannot be accepted just as other faiths accept and respect one another knowing their serious differences. Just like them we have plenty of scripture, history, and reasoning to back up what we believe. But if someone wants to believe in eternal torment in hell, I say OK go ahead, maybe you have some need to. I don’t… but let’s live and let live, love one another and respect one another’s beliefs. We will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ or God. So let Him sort it out.One of my all time favorite hymns is Victory in Jesus! Did he win the victory? Did He defeat satan who would have you die and be destroyed? Did He accomplish His goal and mission to save the world? Or did He suffer so much and come up short? How Victorious is your Jesus? So how Big is your God? If your God is as BIG as mine; I wish I didn’t have to say this but; You Will have to dodge some flying rocks for believing it; I guarantee you!….
Besides all this, if I’m going to err I would rather err on the side of believing God is more loving, more powerful, more gracious, more forgiving, more merciful, bigger, better, more awesome, more successful and victorious than He really is. If God wants to condemn me for that; well so be it. Although I am assured that absolutely will not happen. I’m betting my eternal destiny on it!
I know the title is sort of strange English; but it makes my point. You can study to know many things ABOUT God; although “Knowing God” is a completely different EXPERIENCE. Knowing what God’s ways, personality, temperament, character and tendencies are is in other words knowing His SPIRIT. Then you can be sure how He … More EVER THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT GOD?
Picture for a moment a box that has wide white tape wrapped around it, sealing it shut, and written on it in red letters says “GOD INSIDE” Use extreme caution when opening! Get ready for the most shocking thing you’ve ever seen! Brace yourself! OK, now open the Box… There’s NOTHING THERE! There never was… … More GOD in a box
Did you know that the word “hell” as we today picture the meaning of it in our minds as we’ve been indoctrinated to believe it is some place with fire and brimstone for the eternal punishment of unbelieving sinners – is NOT IN THE BIBLE – ANYWHERE! A word meaning such a thing didn’t even … More You Should Know Hell
I have seriously studied the scriptures for over 40 years with an over 5000 book searchable digital library now; which I can use to do word studies of various languages, checking all the possible variables in translation. Now, listening to traditional religious preaching and teaching It’s remarkable when you have seen that most of the … More Do we have a Successful Savior?
I found it! I have been thinking over all the changes I’ve been through on my spiritual journey throughout my life. I have been Baptist, Pentecostal, Nondenominational Charismatic, and gave very many others a try for a time, you name it. None of these lasted very long at a single stretch until I would decide … More Can’t Hold God in Your Hand