Eternal life, emphasizing a special intimate relationship with God the Father and Christ, is vastly different from immortality, connoting only endless existence.
We don't really know something unless we have experienced it. Knowing God manifests itself in the way one lives, reflecting faithfulness and obedience.
If you knew you would live forever, how would you live? Biblically, eternal life is much more than living forever: It is living as God lives!
Richard Ritenbaugh identifies nine categories of the "we know" assertions in the first Epistle and the Gospel of John, asserting that fully knowing consists of developing a deep intense relationship with God. John asserts that (1) Commandment keeping is vital to forming a relationship with Him, (2) we live in the last …
Jesus twice asks Peter if he has agape love, and both times Peter can only respond that he has tremendous personal affection — he was lacking agape love.
John Reid, reflecting on Jesus' moving prayer in John 17:1-10, asserts that the purpose of our calling is not the place of safety, but that we glorify God, following the example of our Elder brother, that when He was reviled and persecuted, He patiently submitted to the will of God the Father. If we closely observe the behaviors …
We are assured that even though inexplicable things happen in our lives, God is still sovereign. We must develop childlike faith to trust in Him for solutions.
Catholics and Protestants, because of lack of belief, do not find the Bible a sufficient guide to salvation. They claim to believe Christ, yet disobey.
God's sovereignty is one of the most important issues a Christian must consider. Have we acknowledged that He has total authority over us in particular?
Charles Whitaker, reflecting on the massive Apostasy of the Worldwide Church of God, marvels that more of a resistance movement couldn't have been launched against this Blitzkrieg of the spirit. The subtle and deceptive apostasy upon the church became so pervasive that God couldn't find anyone to serve as an intercessor. Because …
Some stretch the second commandment to condemn the use of all paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Others claim only Hebrew names for God can be used.
On the Road to Emmaus, some of Christ's followers were agitated, confused, and in turmoil, being unable to put the scriptures and the physical facts together.
Emotional and spiritual well-being of children improves when fathers fulfill their role. People from dysfunctional families have a skewed image of God.