Tonight we look at five more passages of Scripture that will help us nail down the case that after a born-again believer dies, he goes straight into the presence of God--not soul sleep, not purgatory, not into some holding tank that is reflective of what is taught in the compartmental theory of Heaven. Here's great encouragement and good news from God's Word!
Part of the series:
Heaven: Land of the Free and Home of the Saved
Six questions are asked and answered from Scripture about Heaven:
Synopsis: In answer to the question, What is Heaven like?, we find another characteristic designed to energize us towards living a life that outweighs the pain and hardships of our current realities seen with the physical eye with the grander, greater realities seen with the eye of faith!
Synopsis: If God is omnipresent, how can the Bible teach that Heaven is His dwelling place? After all, how can an omnipresent Being be said to dwell anywhere (i.e. dwell or be in one specific location)?
Synopsis: "Unfamiliarity with Heaven makes a dull and worldly Christian." We can't afford to ignore the glory and reality of Heaven as if it had no present significance or impact on our thinking and living! What is Heaven like? It is presented in terms of a kingdom!
Synopsis: Have you ever wondered, "What happens to me the second after I die?" God's Word has solid answers to give! One thing is certain whether you know the Lord as your Savior or don't: the end of one's earthly existence is not the end of life at all!
Synopsis: Tonight we look at two other views of what happens to believers between their physical death and the resurrection. Does the Bible really teach the concept of soul sleep and is Purgatory found in the Bible?
Synopsis: The testimony of Scripture is always a very consistent and accurate one. So when it comes to informing us what happens the moment we die and where do we go when we die, we can trust what God has said. So what about soul sleep? Purgatory? Doesn't a born-again believer enter straight into Heaven upon his physical death?
Synopsis: In this message we look at the OT book that provides us with the most vivid and detailed scene of Heaven and the visions of God. We also look at a NT book that gives information very similar in detail to what the OT reveals! What we find is that language fails us to adequately describe the beauty and splendor of Heaven. Here are two key truths that are revealed about it!
Synopsis: The hope of the OT believer and the NT believer is the same: they share a confident expectation of future blessings that focus on a future new heaven and a new earth. Tonight's message focuses on the process that leads up to that new creation of God referred to in Revelation 21.
Synopsis: The Apostle John was given the privilege of seeing a coming new heaven and a new earth. The characteristics of this future home of every born-again believer bears some similarities to the present heaven and earth but there are some striking differences! Rather than being "pie-in-the-sky theology," these truths are designed to impact our current thinking and living. Here's how....
Synopsis: How can Heaven be such a joyful, perfect place of no sadness when I know that some of my loved ones will not be there to enjoy it with me? When there will never be any hope of a reunion with those loved ones who rejected Christ? Here's what God's Word has to say about that!
Synopsis: The good news of the Bible is that Heaven is a real place, a perfect place, because God is there. Tonight we note seven characteristics about this prepared place for a prepared people. Has God qualified you for entrance there?
Synopsis: The detailed description of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21 led one scholar to call this holy city, "The Crown Jewel of the New Heaven and New Earth." Is this a literal place or a symbolic place? What is it like? This message is part 1 of a study on the New Jerusalem, the City of God that has been prepared for all those who are born-again.