In Jesus’ prayer to the Father in John 17, He states that His disciples are not of this world, just as He is not of this world. How can that be? Were we not born in this world? Of course we were. But, we have been called out of this world (2 Cor. 6:17, 1 Pet. 1:13-15), and we have been purchased with the precious blood of Jesus (Acts 20:28; 1 Pet. 1:18.19). We do not belong to this world, or even to ourselves (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Continue reading “Living Where You Do Not Belong”
Many times we hear people today say, “We are all headed for the same place, we are just going in different ways”. In a sense this is true in that we are all headed first to the Judgment. The Bible says, “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” And Romans 14:10 says, “For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ”. Continue reading “There Are Only Two Ways By Ron Boatwright”
What does God look like? Can anyone answer this question? I John 3 says “When He appears we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.” The implication is that we cannot see God as He is because we are mortal and He is eternal. It is only when we shed this earthly body for an eternal body that we will be able to see and to contemplate God.
The same question can be asked of Heaven, Continue reading “How Beautiful Heaven Must Be”