Olympic athletes train for years to win prizes and acclaim that will quickly fade away. But Christians who diligently run the spiritual race will receive rewards for their faithfulness at the Judgment Seat of Christ, rewards which they will reinvest in the glory of Christ for eternity. The New Testament describes five different heavenly rewards, referred to as crowns, … [Read more...] about What Kind of Rewards Will Believers Receive in Heaven?
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When God created “the world and everything in it,” He created the angels (Acts 17:24; Psalm 104:4). These spiritual beings have unique roles and characteristics, but they share a common purpose. Their job is to worship God and minister to His people. Lucifer was one of God’s angels—a magnificent being. The prophet Ezekiel described him as “the seal of perfection, full of … [Read more...] about Who is Lucifer?
Bible-Based Answers to Burning Questions About Angels, Demons, and the Afterlife What are spirits? A spirit is “an immaterial intelligent being.”1 Each spirit possesses intellect, emotion, and will. Biblically speaking, there are three categories of spiritual beings: God, humans, and angels. Of course, humans are distinct from God and angels because we also possess a physical … [Read more...] about Angels and Demons Q&A
I heard a story about a doctor who visited a young man. The doctor grimly announced, “I’ve examined your reports. There is bad news, and there is worse news.” The young man replied, “Go ahead. Give me the bad news.” The doctor explained, “We’ve looked at your tests and you have 48 hours to live.” Shocked, the young man shouted, “Well, what could be worse than that? What’s the … [Read more...] about Embracing Eternity: Is There Life After Death?
What Are They? What Do They Do? Who Do They Work for? Warriors for Eternity: The Fallen C.S. Lewis wrote, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence, and the other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”1 If our society struggles to keep God’s angels in their … [Read more...] about Angels and Demons in the Bible – Part Two
What Are They? What Do They Do? Who Do They Work for? Warriors for Eternity: The Faithful Most of us will never see an angel nor a demon as long as we walk this earth. These spirit beings live in heavenly realms, tending to matters outside of our sphere of experience. Supernatural appearances are rare, yet throughout history, there have been fascinating stories of angel … [Read more...] about Angels and Demons in the Bible – Part One
One of the most common questions we might have about angels is, “What do they look like?” Our world has created many portrayals of angels throughout history—but when it comes to the accuracy of these ideas, we must verify what is true based on what the Bible tells us. We must not create or reshape angels according to our own fancy. Countless multitudes have fallen into this … [Read more...] about What Do Angels Look Like?
Is there one particular angel whose God-given assignment is serving me—just me? One of the most common beliefs about angels is that each of us has a guardian angel. But the Bible does not explicitly state this. As far as I can determine, there are just two verses in the Bible that indicate there might be guardian angels in the world today: The first is Matthew 18:10 and the … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Really Say About Guardian Angels?
A lot of mystery surrounds the topic of angels. Although they are mentioned throughout Scripture, there is much we don’t know about them. But why should we take the time to study angels? Angels are mentioned in Scripture about 280 times, and the majority of those times are in the New Testament. Angels play an important role in God’s overall plan for humanity. They remind us … [Read more...] about 5 Questions About Angels
Evangelist Billy Graham reports that "when my maternal grandmother died, the room seemed to fill with a heavenly light. She sat up in bed and almost laughingly said, 'I see Jesus. He has his arms outstretched toward me. I see Ben [her husband who had died some years earlier], and I see the angels.' She slumped over, absent from the body but present with the Lord."1 The … [Read more...] about Angels in the Bible
Can a saved person ever be lost? Can you lose your salvation after you’ve become a Christian? No. But you can lose the joy of it, can't you? You can lose the productiveness of it. If you aren't living for the Lord, your salvation is "like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames" (1 Corinthians 3:15 NLT). Who would want to do that? Let's go on. Let's be the people God … [Read more...] about 4 Answers to Your Questions About Salvation
What we think about heaven determines how we live today. I can tell you from my own personal experience and from my years of pastoral ministry and Bible teaching, when you study the biblical doctrine of heaven it will stir your heart and change your thoughts. The truth of heaven not only provides anticipation regarding our future; it also comforts us on behalf of those who have … [Read more...] about Do Animals Go To Heaven And Many Other Questions You’ve Been Asking