Saturday, July 17, 2010

Heaven and Hell: What Does the Bible Really Teach?

 Heaven and Hell: What Does the Bible Really Teach?

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Few things could be more important than what happens to us when this life ends. Most people believe the Bible teaches that we will go to either heaven or hell at death. They might be surprised at what it really says!

The Biblical Truth About the Immortal Soul
Ideas about us going to heaven or hell hinge on belief in the immortal soul, which must go somewhere when the body dies. Yet the Bible nowhere teaches the soul is immortal. So where did the idea originate?

Do Some Bible Verses Teach We Have an Immortal Soul?
The History of the Immortal-Soul Teaching
Jesus Christ and Biblical Writers Compare Death to Sleep
The Spirit in Man

Will a Loving God Punish People Forever in Hell?
Millions believe that God is loving and merciful, but also that He has condemned millions to suffer torment for all eternity. Is something wrong with this picture, or is the problem a distorted belief about hell?

Lazarus and the Rich Man: Proof of Heaven and Hell?
Are Some Tortured Forever in a Lake of Fire?
Will the Torment of the Wicked Last Forever?
Does the Bible Speak of Hellfire That Lasts Forever?

Is Heaven God's Reward for the Righteous?
If heaven is the reward for good people, why does the Bible reveal so little about what they will do there for eternity? Could it be that this isn't our reward at all and that God has something far different in mind?

Ancient Pagan Belief in Heaven
Paul's Desire to "Depart and Be With Christ"
Did Elijah Go to Heaven?
Was Enoch Taken to Heaven?
The Thief on the Cross
Are There Saved Human Beings in Heaven?
The Resurrection: God's Promise of Life After Death
The Bible clearly teaches that the dead will be raised in a resurrection. But if their souls have already gone to heaven or hell at death, what's the point? Could it be that popular beliefs don't agree with the Bible?

Your Awesome Future
A careful study of the Scriptures reveals major problems with popular beliefs about life after death. Sadly, these misguided ideas have masked the truth about the incredible future God has planned for us!

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