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The New Heaven and the New Earth

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The new heavens and the new earth take place after the millennium and after the Great White Throne Judgment. Most students of the Bible, namely the futurists in terms of the Second Coming of Christ, believe that no evil would be possible in the context of all things being made new (Revelation 21:1, 5). In this context it is believed there would be no more death, neither sorrow nor pain or anything that would cause one to shed tears (Revelation 21:4), because all those things belonged to the former age, which has now passed away. In the new age these things simply would not exist, according to futurists’ eschatology. Is this an accurate interpretation of the Apocalypse in chapter twenty-one? In a word, No! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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Death, Hell and the Book of Life

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The Great White Throne Judgment concludes with death and hell (hades, the grave) being cast into the lake of fire, which is defined for us in Revelation 20:14 as the second death. So, if death and the grave were cast into the lake of fire and destroyed, what would that look like? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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What Is the First Death?

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John tells us that those who have a part in the first resurrection (Revelation 20:6) are blessed and holy (hagios – G40). God is holy, because he stands apart from his creation. Creation, itself, is common, meaning it can be used for corrupt matters or for good purposes. Things set apart for the worship of the Lord were considered holy things, whether that was the land upon which the Lord stood (Exodus 3:5), the sacrifices offered to him (Exodus 29:33) or the ceremonial materials used in worship of him (Exodus 30:25; Numbers 5:17; 1Kings 8:4) etc. All things, objects, animals or men, that were set apart for the service of God were holy (hagios – G40). In the context of those who were part of the first resurrection (Revelation 20:6), they have a special place in the history of mankind, because they had been chosen, set apart if you will, for the fulfilling of the commission of God to spread the Gospel over the whole civilized world (cp. Matthew 28:19-20). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2020 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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He Won’t Be Hurt by the Second Death

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In Revelation 2:11, Jesus spoke to those “who have ears to hear”, meaning believers who have exercised their senses to discern good and evil (cf. Hebrews 5:14). There, he promises that he who overcomes would not be harmed by the second death. But, what does Jesus mean by the second death? Exactly, how many deaths are there, and how are they described in Scripture? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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The Rewards of He Who Overcomes

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In Revelation 2:7 the Lord is speaking to whomsoever has his ears tuned into the Spirit of God. He speaks to all seven of the churches, their leaders and all the brethren therein. However, his words imply that his message is particularly for those believers in the seven churches who are listening to the Spirit of God. Perhaps they felt intimidated by the disobedient among them. Perhaps they hadn’t spoken out, because they disliked being seen as different, but it is to these listeners among the believers of the seven churches that the Lord is especially speaking. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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What Is the Lake of Fire

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It can be argued that the wrath of God is the Lake of Fire (Revelation 14:10; Revelation 21:8). However, is the Lake of Fire an ever-burning place of punishment that has been reserved by God to punish the wicked, or does it represent a time of temporary punishment whereby the wicked will be separated from their sins and embrace God, whom they have rejected all their lives? Remembering that Revelation is apocalyptic (symbolic) literature, let’s look at it now to see how God plans to use the Lake of Fire. There isn’t much of a description of it in Revelation. We know that the beast and false prophet were cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 19:20); the devil will be cast into it (Revelation 20:10); death and hell (the grave) are cast into it, and it is called the second death in Revelation 20:14. Finally, after the resurrection of the just and unjust (Matthew 25) or the great white throne judgment (Revelation 20:11-13) all who are not written in the Lamb’s book of life will be cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:15). That’s it! If we wish to know more about this mysterious Lake of Fire in which God can cast death and the grave, which are not things one could actually look upon and take up in one’s hands, one must look elsewhere in God’s word, comparing Scripture with Scripture to find additional truth. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 5, 2009 in Judgment, Religion

 

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