Most of Christianity believes humans go to heaven or hell after death. This belief does not originate in the Bible, which reveals a very different destiny.
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?
Is the rapture biblical? If so, when will it occur? Is it different from the promised resurrection? Here is what the Bible teaches, without the traditions of men.
Going to heaven is not scriptural. The soul is not immortal; it is equivalent to life. Mankind does not have a soul; he is a soul, subject to death.
Jesus Christ came to this earth with a message of salvation, which the Bible calls 'the gospel of the Kingdom of God.' John Ritenbaugh, in setting up the final article in the series, describes just what Christ's gospel is and its relationship to Christian . . .
The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man illustrates the resurrections from the dead and the Second Death. Knowing the hidden time element is key.
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.
"And the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. ...
Richard Ritenbaugh contrasts the true view of the afterlife with the prevailing Protestant view as reported by patheos.com, stating that at the end time, God will judge between the righteous and unrighteous, consigning the righteous to a blissful heaven or. . .
Salvation is not a one time event, but a continuous process—not just immunity from death, but a total transformation of our nature into a new creation.
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