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Heaven/Hell Doctrine

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Is There a Hell?

Booklet by Herbert W. Armstrong

If hell does exist, where is it—and can those who are there ever get out? Will those in hell leave hell at the time of the resurrection—or are they confined eternally to hell, so that they shall be unable to take part in the resurrection? It's . . .

Basic Doctrines: The Fate of the Wicked

Bible Study by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

For centuries, preachers have scared churchgoers with the image of a fiery hell where sinners spend eternity. Is such a place or state biblical? If not, what is God's plan for those who refuse to submit to Him?

Heaven Must Wait

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the movie the Gladiator, marveled at many references to the afterlife, observing that the notion of going to heaven has been borrowed from pagan notions of Nirvana, Valhalla, or Elysium. In this venue, they will be doing t. . .

Pope Francis Questions Hell

Commentary by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh discusses the explosive interview concerning the reality of hell conducted by Eugenio Scalfari, a longtime atheist friend of Pope Francis. According to Scalfari, Pope Francis maintains that hell does not exist. In stating that condemned . . .

Disproving Hell

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, refuting the Pagan oriented concept of Hell reinforced by Dante's Inferno, laments that most of mainline Protestant and Catholic theology is hopelessly immersed in this false concept. The Hebrew word sheol simply means a pit or a hole w. . .

God's Wrath and Hell

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh detects a massive inconsistency in the persistently saccharine assessment of Jesus as meek and mild, ignoring His wrath, while at the same time teaching the concept of an ever-burning Hell. God's wrath is measured and just, not excessive. . .

Basic Doctrines: The Reward of the Saved

Bible Study by Earl L. Henn (1934-1997)

Before going on a trip, it is a good idea to have a destination in mind, and so it is with Christianity. Just where do true Christians go after they die? What is their reward? Where is their reward?

Does Doctrine Really Matter? (Part 9)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon the cosmology of ancient Greece (a combination of pagan and scientific thought), explains that these ideas and notions—many totally saturated with astrology and Gnostic dualism—filtered into the doctrines of the. . .

Death Is Not the End (Part Seven)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

It is wonderful to know that human life is not without purpose or an end in itself. ...

What Happened to the Thief on the Cross? (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Scripture shows plainly that Jesus's body and soul were in "Hades"—the grave—for three days and three nights, starting on the day He died. ...

Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Part Two)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

Jesus' well-known parable preaches the gospel of the Kingdom of God by revealing salvation, the resurrection to eternal life, and inheritance of His Kingdom on the earth. Martin Collins explains how.

Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Part One)

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man illustrates the resurrections from the dead and the Second Death. Martin Collins explains how knowing the time element hidden within the parable opens up the meaning of Christ's teaching.

What Happened to the Thief on the Cross? (Part One)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

Did the criminal crucified next to Christ go to heaven? That is commonly believed—yet even Jesus was not in heaven that day! Digging deeper shows the truth.

What Happened to the Thief on the Cross? (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by David C. Grabbe

If the thief on the cross lived again the day that he was crucified, ascending to heaven, not only would he have gone there without Jesus Christ, but he also would have been a jarring exception to the Bible's clear statements ...

What Is the Second Death?

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

The second death is an event beyond physical death. It disproves the traditional heaven-hell and immortal soul doctrines, yet demonstrates God's perfect justice.

Is Your Soul Immortal?

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh tackles the question, "Do we contain an immortal soul?" The prevailing idea is that the soul is the indestructible part of a human being that lives on. The Hebrew word nephesh refers to a living being; the Latin word anima and . . .

Jesus and 'the Spirits in Prison'

'Ready Answer' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Peter's statement that Jesus 'preached to the spirits in prison' (I Peter 3:19) has for years baffled many a Bible student. Richard Ritenbaugh examines this verse in context, showing that the traditional interpretation is woefully off-base to the point of . . .

Christ's Death and the Immortality of the Soul

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

The dangerous false belief of inherent immortal life has led to an acceleration of sin and the danger of eternal oblivion. Only God can give eternal life.

Where Are Enoch and Elijah?

Booklet by Herbert W. Armstrong

Enoch was translated that he should not see death. Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. Yet the Bible shows they are not in heaven now! Here is what happened.

We Shall Be God

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh studies into an understanding which strikes some individuals as "going beyond the scripture" or even blasphemous, namely that we will become literal offspring of the Eternal God, sharing His name and nature. Most of Christendom be. . .

The Final Harvest

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Are millions lost because they never heard the name of Christ? What about infants who died? Are the doors forever shut on those born into false religion?


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