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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In This Article: Where Is Heaven Located? How Do We Get There? Are There Multiple Heavens? Is There an Intermediate Heaven? How Big Is Heaven? Are the Streets Really Made of Gold? Will We Be Able to Enjoy the Beauty of Nature in Heaven? Does Heaven Have Its Own Sun? Is There Anything Unpleasant in Heaven? When heading to an unknown destination on a family vacation, children … [Read more...] about 9 Insider Secrets About Heaven
In This Article: What Happens If I Die Before the Rapture? What If My Body Is Cremated? Can I Lose My Salvation? Does Everyone Go to Heaven When They Die? Disneyland has been dubbed “the happiest place on earth.” And for most children, it probably is. If you’ve ever taken a child to one of the Disney resorts, you’ve probably enjoyed the anxious anticipation almost as much as … [Read more...] about What Happens When We Die? 4 Biblical Answers to Common Questions
Every day at Turning Point, we receive stacks of letters from our readers and listeners, and we take each one seriously. I’m grateful our friends around the world feel they can confide in our counsel and prayers. A large number of these letters are written with tears as people grapple with death, dying, and the loss of loved ones. Some readers have lost the dearest person on … [Read more...] about 3 Biblical Truths for Handling Grief
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, but it also comforts us on behalf of those who … [Read more...] about Do Dogs Go To Heaven? And Other Questions You’ve Wondered About Heaven
In This Article: Will We Know Each Other in Heaven? What Will We Do There? Will We Pray in Heaven? Will We Go to Church in Heaven? Won't Heaven Be Boring? Will We Sing in a Choir? What Is the Alternative to Heaven? Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest decisions we will make in our lifetime—one that is best made with layers of due diligence. After selecting a house, we … [Read more...] about What Will I Do in Heaven?
It started in California in the 1980s with an initiative to increase the self-esteem of underprivileged kids: awarding participation trophies just for showing up. In addition to awarding trophies to winners, every participant was given a trophy for participating in the activity. The Bible doesn’t say anything about participation rewards—rewards just for being a … [Read more...] about 8 Heavenly Truths That Can Change Your Life Today
When a child dies, our mind floods with questions to which there are no simple answers. Why would God allow this to happen? What will become of him or her? How can I go on? Indeed, it can be difficult to comprehend why the Lord allows children to die, given the fierce passion with which He loves them. On this side of heaven, we may never understand the purpose of a … [Read more...] about Do Children Go to Heaven? What Happens to the Souls of Little Ones When They Die
It is, perhaps, the most intimidating part of supporting a friend who has lost a loved one: What do we say to them? “I’m sorry” often feels overused and empty. “They’re in a better place now” is vague and potentially misleading. It is hard to see someone we love in the grip of loss and not know how to encourage them through it. It is hard for us to experience that sort of … [Read more...] about The Loss of a Loved One: Moving From Grief to Hope
Mystery surrounds the topic of angels. While they are mentioned about 280 times in Scripture, there is much we don’t know about them. I’ve noticed throughout the years that many Christians today are lacking awe and a sense of mystery when they consider the things of God. My prayer is that this deficit will start to be corrected as we gain respect for the mystery surrounding … [Read more...] about Do I Have a Guardian Angel? And Other Questions Answered About Angels
In This Article: What Are Demons? Who Do Demons Work For? What Do Demons Do? Origins of the Nephilim Good News About Demons What Can I Do About Demons? 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 … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Say About Lucifer, Demons, and the Nephilim? Understanding the Origins of Evil
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 encounters and terrifying tales of demonic activity. Some of these stories reek of self-serving … [Read more...] about What Does the Bible Say About Angels? Understanding Heaven’s Mighty Warriors
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?
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?
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