God's Promise To You

Did you know that God made a promise to you many years ago? His promise was made to everyone. So if you live on this earth, then it applies to you. Long ago, in the days of Noah, God made a covenant with the whole earth and everyone living on it. He bound Himself by an oath not to allow the earth to be destroyed...

God's Purpose in Your Life

Did you know that God created you with a purpose in mind? God has a plan for your life. Many have asked themselves, Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going? The answer is not hard to find. It is in the Bible...

Who is God?

Who is God? What is He like? How can I know Him? The Bible tells us in 1 John 4:8, “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” All that God does is based on His nature, because God will always be true to Himself. Everything God does is based upon love, and love is the most powerful force in the universe...

God's Rights as the Creator

In Romans 11:36 the Apostle Paul wrote:
“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.”

When Paul speaks of “all things,” he refers to creation itself. Paul says that creation came “from Him,” or out of Him. In other words, everything was created out of God particles. It was not created out of nothing, as some have mistakenly taught in the past...

The Merciful Judgments of God

If you know any Christians, the chances are good that they have told you that you will “spend eternity in hell” if you do not accept Jesus or perhaps if you do not join their church or organization.

The Bible does not actually teach this. The Bible teaches that hell is the grave and that it is temporary because it ends at the resurrection of the dead. Neither is it a place of conscious torture in a superheated fire...

The Rich Man and Lazarus

The Rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31) is one of the main texts used to teach the doctrine of eternal torment. In the parable, Jesus speaks of a rich man who dies and goes to hades (“hell”). This rich man is contrasted with a poor man named Lazarus, who dies and goes to Abraham’s bosom, commonly interpreted as “heaven.”

Redemption and Jubilee

Many people say that God must judge sinners because He is holy and will not allow any sinner to come into His presence. God is indeed holy, but we read in Job 1:6 says,

“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.”

Instead of casting Satan out of His presence, God carried on a conversation with him. Apparently, God’s holiness did not mean that Satan was forbidden to approach God...

The Successful God

The Bible says in Gen. 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” When He finished creating all things, “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good” (Gen. 2:31).

The devil did not create the earth, nor was matter created evil, as the ancient Greeks believed. They thought that matter was evil and that only spirit was good. But God created the heavens and earth and pronounced both of them “very good.”

The Feasts of the Lord

Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles are the three main “feasts of the Lord” (Lev. 23:4) which all of the people, Israelites and foreigners, were supposed to keep in commemoration of certain historical events.

They are not “Jewish feasts” unless one observes them in a Jewish (Old Covenant) manner. They are God’s feasts and are given to all men. However, the manner in which we are to observe these feasts changed with the advent of the New Covenant...

How Death Affects Your Body Soul and Spirit

The Bible distinguishes between your body, soul, and spirit. The Apostle Paul mentions this in 1 Thess. 5:23 and 24, when he prayed:

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.”

Prison or Restitution

The criminal justice system practiced in most of the world is based on sentencing people to prison rather than paying restitution. Civil cases usually include fines and restitution payments, but these are often left unpaid, so victims of crime find it difficult to obtain justice.

When men are sentenced to prison, they are unable to pay their victims, because they cannot do meaningful work that might earn the money to pay restitution. Prison work benefits the stockholders of the private prisons only. Neither the inmates nor the victims of crime are well served by the current system...