God’s Purpose for Hell – Part 10

As we conclude this series, we must ask: Concerning the traditional view of eternal punishment, does it not in effect chop off the effect of the atonement of our Lord at the knees? Does it not LIMIT the power of the cross?

What about the early Church. Did the early Church fathers believe that God would torment someone for eternity? In this video of just under 12 minutes, we discuss this.

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God’s Purpose for Hell – Part 9

In our last segment of this series we learned that God’s punishment of the lost is for the purpose of correction, and will not last forever. But what about those in the Bible like the Pharaoh of Egypt. Doesn’t the Bible say that God hardened his heart? Does this mean that people like him who were designated as enemies of God never got a chance?

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God’s Purpose for Hell – Part 8

In Matthew 25:46 we see a passage that has been used for centuries to try to scare people into becoming believers. It says:
Matt 25:46 “And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Is this speaking of Eternal torment or not? In this 14 minute video, we find the true explanation of this passage.

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God’s Purpose for Hell – Part 7

In the Old Testament, we have a perfect example of God RECONCILING one of the most arrogant and despicable enemies of God’s People – King Nebuchadnezzar. As Paul said “every knee will bow…every tongue will confess Jesus is Lord.” In this short 10 minute video we will examine this profound event!

God’s Purpose for Hell – Part 5

In this segment of this video series we will start to look at the view that those not accepting Christ will be annihilated. We will highlight some of the problems with this view.

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Is it Easter or Resurrection Sunday?

Is Easter A Christian Holiday?

I always cringe when I hear the term “Easter Sunday.” Why? Because there is nothing Christian about the term “Easter!”

According to Wikipedia: “The modern English term Easter, cognate with modern German Ostern, developed from the Old English word Ēastre or Ēostre.[nb 2] This is generally held to have originally referred to the name of an Anglo-Saxon goddess, Ēostre, a form of the widely attested Indo-European dawn goddess.[nb 3]”

David Curtis, Pastor of Berean Bible Church puts it this way:

“Is there something special about the date? Prior to A.D. 325, Easter was variously celebrated on different days of the week, including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In that year, the Council of Nicaea was convened by emperor Constantine. It issued the Easter Rule which states that Easter shall be celebrated on the first Sunday that occurs after the first full moon on or after the vernal equinox. The ecclesiastical “vernal equinox” is always on March 21. Therefore, Easter must be celebrated on a Sunday between the dates of March 22 and April 25. Constantine took all of the pagan holidays and made them Christian holidays.

Does the rabbit have some spiritual significance? The Easter Bunny is not a modern invention. The symbol originated with the pagan festival of Eastre. The goddess, Eastre, was worshiped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol, the rabbit.

So How much of Easter is Christian? None of it!”

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

But what is special about the day that many wrongly label “Easter Sunday?” It is a very special day which has nothing to do with bunny rabbits, colored eggs, or easter egg hunts. It should be called “Resurrection Sunday” because it was on this day that our Lord Jesus was raised from the dead! Yes! Its all about the Resurrection!

Here is what is of significance on this day! The Bible account tells us in Matt. 28:1-8:

“Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.”

Yes! Jesus proved He was who He said He was by His resurrection from the grave. He is Risen! This is our song and our joy today!

And the benefit is that we who believe in Him will never die! Even as Jesus himself stated:

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,
Joh 11:26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

This should be our question today. Do we have enough faith to believe? For it is only by putting our trust in Him that we will receive this blessed gift!