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Taking It Through the Grave

Article by William Gray

As Christians, we have to live life with the thought that some things will stick with us through the grave. Bill Gray explains that we will take nothing out of this life except our character.



Was Jesus Dead?

Booklet by Herbert W. Armstrong

It is revealed that Jesus was Emmanuel—that is, "God with us"—GOD in the human flesh. He was both God and man. He was divine, as well as human. Can God die? Was Jesus really dead, or did only His body die? Was Jesus the Divine One alive . . .



From Dust to Dust

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

A friend of mine lost her father about a year ago. She loved him very much, and his sudden death distressed her. Mary (not her real name) is pretty religious, ...



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. . .



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 . . .



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.



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.



Already Immortal?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

"And the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. ...



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. . .



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. . .



Eternal Torment?

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Bible does not teach that hell is a place of eternal torment. Instead, God will eradicate all sin and wickedness, not punish the wicked forever.



The Four Horsemen (Part Five): The Pale Horse

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Death rides a ghastly pale horse and is accompanied by Hades. The Four Horsemen picture God's judgment due to man's rejection of His way of life.



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. . .


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