Death Is Not the End (Part Seven)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

There is life after death; there is an age to come in which all who have not been called to salvation will be raised to new life to hear what God offers.


Death Is Not the End (Part Five)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Two of history's wisest men, Job and Solomon, contemplated the possibilities of an afterlife, and both concluded that something better awaited us after death.


Death Is Not the End (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

All men have been subject to the fear of death, and it is something that we have to strive to overcome. But Christians have been freed in order to fear God.


Death Is Not the End (Part Four)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

While various religions and some philosophies suggest an afterlife of some sort, the fear of the unknown transforms death into a foreboding Grim Reaper.


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.


Time and Life

'Ready Answer' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The way men and God look at time and life are very different. But if we come to understand God's perspective, we have a greater chance of living His way!


Death Is Not the End (Part Six)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The people who rise in the second resurrection will enjoy Millennial conditions with Christ and the firstfruits of God's Family living among them.


The Second Death

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

For those who have submitted their lives to God, turning their lives around in repentance, there is no fear of the Second Death—eternal death in the Lake of Fire.


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.


Life Is Service (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Though the American mindset does not feel inclined to serve, outgoing service to others yields the maximum joy and fulfillment one can possibly attain.


Comfort One Another With These Words

CGG Weekly by Martin G. Collins

God provides comfort, often through members of His church. We have a responsibility to comfort others with words of hope about the resurrection to eternal life.


Do You Really Want Just Any Eternal Life?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

We have a natural desire for eternal life, but living endlessly would not be a blessing if our circumstances were miserable. Eternal life means quality of life.


Taking It Through the Grave

Article by William Gray

We have to live life with the thought that some things will stick with us through the grave. We will take nothing out of this life except our character.


From Dust to Dust

CGG Weekly by John Reiss

The frailty and brevity of this life are bitter truths, but they are realities that we must confront. Yet there is life beyond the grave, as Scripture shows.


Heaven Must Wait

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

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.


God of the Living

Sermonette by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Christ's comment in Matthew 22:32 about "the God ... of the living" gives absolutely no mention about a place of the afterlife, but only a condition.


Resurrection AD 31

'Ready Answer' by Staff

Matthew 27:52 informs us that more than one resurrection occurred during Passover week in AD 31. Here is what we can glean from the Bible about this miracle.


Jesus and 'the Spirits in Prison'

'Ready Answer' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Peter's statement that Jesus 'preached to the spirits in prison' has baffled many a Bible student. The traditional interpretation is woefully off-base.


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.


Is There a Hell?

Herbert W. Armstrong Booklet

If hell exists, where is it? Can people leave it? Will those in hell leave hell at the time of the resurrection, or are they confined eternally to hell?


We Shall Be God

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

Though it may sound pretentious or even blasphemous, God's Word shows that we will become literal offspring of the Eternal God, sharing His name and nature.


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.


Disproving Hell

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Most of Protestant and Catholic theology is immersed in pagan concepts of hell, reinforced by Dante's Inferno. Here is what the Bible says, without tradition.


Lazarus and the Rich Man

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man is often held up as proof of the torments of an ever-burning hell. However, the rest of Scripture gives a clearer picture.


Where Are Enoch and Elijah?

Herbert W. Armstrong Booklet

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.


Is Your Soul Immortal?

Sermon/Bible Study by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The prevailing idea is that the soul is the indestructible part of a human being that lives on after death. The Bible reveals a different reality of life and death.


Trumpets and Hope

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Our hope is founded on Jesus rising from the dead. If there is no resurrection, our faith is worthless; if Christ did not rise, we are still under condemnation.


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. Knowing the hidden time element is key.


Was Jesus Dead?

Herbert W. Armstrong Booklet

Can God die? Was Jesus really dead, or did only His body die? Was Jesus the Divine One alive during the three days and three nights a body was in the tomb?


The Resurrection From the Dead

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Our lives revolve around the hope of a resurrection from the dead. Hope, deriving from Christ's resurrection, gives faith and love impetus and energy.


The Resurrection: A Central Pillar

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Christ's resurrection is of paramount importance to us, because Jesus alone has the keys to our own resurrection and eternal life as firstfruits.


Is Heaven the Reward of the Saved?

'Ready Answer' by Staff

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.


Whatever Happened to Gnosticism? Part Three: Satan's Three Heresies

Article by David C. Grabbe

When Satan confronted Adam and Eve, he fed them three heresies that Gnosticism incorporated into its parasitic philosophy and way of life.


The Judgments

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Multiple billions of people have lived and died without even hearing the name of Jesus Christ. But God has distinct periods of judgment and resurrection.


What Happened at En Dor?

Article by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Saul's visit to the medium or which at En Dor is an anomaly from which several common misconceptions have arisen. Yet Scripture cannot be broken.