Final Word: Where do you stand?

Final Word • Where Do You Stand? We have come to the end of our Guide. If you have read and studied this guide you will have a good understanding of what is going to happen in the future—and what God’s purposes are for humanity. Undoubtedly some of what you have read might scare you.Continue reading “Final Word: Where do you stand?”

42. Christianity is not a religion

 42 • Christianity is not a Religion—It’s about a Restored Relationship with God For statistical purposes, Christianity is shown to be one of many religions; but Christianity essentially isn’t a religion. Implied in the word ‘religion’ is that people must do certain things and abstain from other things in order to be accepted by God.Continue reading “42. Christianity is not a religion”

41. The New Heavens and New Earth

 41 • The End of Everything as We Know It—The New Heavens and the New Earth When Jesus ascended to heaven, things in this world really changed. God sent His Holy Spirit to abide powerfully and permanently within all His people. Just as God destroyed the inhabitants of the world about 4500 years ago withContinue reading “41. The New Heavens and New Earth”

37. The reality of suffering

37 • The Reality of Suffering and Persecution of God’s Children When Jesus was on earth, He told His followers that they would have to endure suffering for His name’s sake. He said: ‘If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you’ (John 15:20). Also, in 2 Timothy 3:12 Paul, the soldier of God, said: ‘AllContinue reading “37. The reality of suffering”

36. Go and make disciples

36 • Go and Make Disciples Jesus said many things to His disciples before He went to heaven. One of His last commands should be His children’s supreme concern and ambition. Jesus said, about 2000 years ago: ‘Go therefore and make disciples (spiritually mature Christians) of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name ofContinue reading “36. Go and make disciples”

35. You shall be my witnesses

 35 • You Shall be My Witnesses Before Jesus went back to heaven from where He came, He told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem to receive the Holy Spirit (Luke 24:48, 49). Jesus said: ‘You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, inContinue reading “35. You shall be my witnesses”

34. God uses imperfect people

 34 • God uses Imperfect People You may have heard rumors of Christians caught up in adultery; or who were greedy and did things which did not reflect the glory and holiness of God. You may therefore think that God’s people are hypocrites. However, God’s people are all human beings and none of them inContinue reading “34. God uses imperfect people”

32. Knowing God

Lesson 32 • Knowing God Some people who call themselves followers of Jesus tell other Christians that God always wants them to be healthy, wealthy and materially prosperous. This is not what God’s Book says that life will be like for His children. God wants His children to be wealthy and prosperous in Him (EphesiansContinue reading “32. Knowing God”

29. Union with God

 29 • The Reality of Unity with God Many people tragically believe that there is no God or divine reality (Atheists, Psalm 14:1); or that God is so different and so distant from us that He doesn’t bother to interfere with people’s lives on the earth (Deists). Both convictions ultimately lead to despair. Life withoutContinue reading “29. Union with God”

28. Friends of God

 28 • Friends of God Most people have or have had a best friend; someone with whom they share everything, even their deepest fears and secrets. God’s Word states that God knows our secrets (Romans 2:16). He is all-knowing (Psalm 139:1-6). He knows everything about everyone living now and about everyone who has lived inContinue reading “28. Friends of God”