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In Heaven, Will We Be Aware of Bad Things on Earth?

| November 19, 2014

How can we enjoy Heaven if we are aware of all the evil that persists on earth? This is a good question, and Randy Alcorn, in his book Heaven, offers a biblical answer. Alcorn believes that believers who are in Heaven right now are aware of what’s going on down here on earth. He reasons […]

Will We Remember Our Earthly Lives When We’re in Heaven?

| November 17, 2014

According to author Randy Alcorn, in his book Heaven, we surely will. Alcorn starts building his case from the contents of Rev 6. As we’ve seen, the martyrs depicted in Revelation 6 clearly remember at least some of what happened on Earth, including that they underwent great suffering. If they remember their martyrdom, there’s no reason […]

Why Should We Focus on Heaven?

| November 10, 2014

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Christians are so heavenly minded they’re no earthly good.” The idea behind this statement is supposed to be that Christians are content to leave the world the way it is because we are simply biding our time here so that we can get to our final destination, Heaven. It’s only […]

How Can We Picture Heaven?

| November 3, 2014

Christians frequently fail to picture what Heaven will be like. Movies often portray Heaven as a silly place with people floating on clouds and angels playing harps. But we know from the Bible that the eternal Heaven will be centered around a transformed and reconstituted Earth. If that’s the case, then maybe Heaven is a […]

Robots, Work, and The Future of Mankind

| July 30, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Mark Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and now famous technology venture capitalist, had some very interesting things to say recently about why the rise of robots and artificial intelligence won’t put humans out of work. Andreessen wrote this blog post because of the panic many politicians, academics and technology experts are having […]

What Does the Old Testament Teach about the Inheritance of the Saints?

| April 28, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  As we’ve discussed before on the blog, there are two kinds of inheritance for Christians: 1) entrance into heaven and 2) reigning (rewards) in heaven. Many evangelicals mistakenly interpret all New Testament (NT) passages about the believer’s inheritance as referring to entrance into heaven, when this is clearly not the case […]

Does the Bible Say that God Blesses Everyone Equally?

| April 23, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Some Christians seem to think so, but nowhere in the Bible does God promise that every believer will receive the same material rewards on earth.  In fact, the Bible tells us that each believer will even receive different rewards in heaven. God loves every person, but God’s love does not guarantee […]

What Is the Purpose of the Tests in 1 John? Part 2

| November 29, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In part 1 we saw that the tests in 1 John cannot be about justification, about being born again. Joseph Dillow, in his book The Reign of the Servant Kings, explains what he believes the purpose of John’s letter is, and therefore the purpose of the tests. Where is John’s purpose to be […]

What Is the Purpose of the Tests in 1 John? Part 1

| November 27, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In the previous blog post we argued from Joseph Dillow’s book, The Reign of the Servant Kings, that John’s intended audience in 1 John are true Christian believers who have been born again and regenerated by the Holy Spirit. If this is the case, then how are we to interpret all of […]

Will Morality Always Be Expressed as Rights and Duties?

| May 29, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  It certainly seems that our moral and political discourse these days is always talking about rights and duties. Gay people want the right to marry. We tell people it is their duty to pay their taxes. These words seem to dominate the conversation. George Mavrodes sees a day in the future […]

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