1Th 4:13-18 KJV
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (15) For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. (16) For the Lord himself shall descend
I cannot humanly describe how sick and tired I am of hearing people claim that a saved person's life will be Heaven on Earth with each passing instant, and that if it isn't, they must not be genuinely saved.
I will quickly admit that I haven't read the whole Bible from cover to cover, and that my Bible knowledge needs MAJOR upgrades, but I have read enough of the Bible to know that it directly contradicts the above claim.
Updated Dec 16th 2012 at 01:24 AM by gringo300
Wow... check this out!!!
Isaiah 66:19 I will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations: to Tarshish and Pul[a] and Lud, who draw the bow, and Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands afar off who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory. And they shall declare My glory among the Gentiles.
Now... someone we may all know was planning to RUN to Tarshish. One of the places that "who have not heard My fame nor seen My glory."
Isaiah 7:14, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel”
Matthew 1:21, “You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins”
It won’t be long now and we’ll be celebrating yet another Christmas. What does Christmas mean to you? What comes to your mind as you prepare for Christmas 2012? Would it be decorating the Christmas tree or maybe singing Christmas carols? Could it be making candy,
Philippians 2:7, But made himself [Jesus] of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men”
The words to this great hymn were written by Catherine Hankey, born January 12, 1834, the daughter of banker Thomas Hankey. She belonged to an evangelical group known as the Clapham Sect. The group was mainly known for its anti-slavery and pro-missionary stances. While still a teenager, Hankey taught Sunday school for girls.