Will We Always Be Physical Beings?

Q.  I understand that man is created in God’s image, meaning that man has an eternal spirit.  Wouldn’t that mean the angels were also created in God’s image?  What is the difference then between man and angels if, after temporarily inhabiting physical bodies, man then becomes a spirit being?  Or does man become a physical being again inhabiting a physical place?

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Concerned About Eternity

Q.  Will we do creative things in eternity like art and building things or something we enjoyed from earth or will all of that cease to exist forever with us having no memory or desire of it? I can’t stand the notion of all things being absorbed or losing the ability to be creative. That is a crappy view of eternity and for that reason I don’t have hardly any belief at all. I believe creative endeavors and desires continue.

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The Destiny Of Unbelievers

Q.  I had a conversation the other day with a young man on the subject of our life span.  I told him he would live forever as I would, but it would depend upon his acceptance or rejection of Christ as to where he would spend it. When he asked where I meant, I said either in Heaven or the Lake of Fire.  He informed me that he had been to four different churches since he had moved here and they all said  it would be separation from God.  He said he was separated from God now and it did not bother him.  And he is right.  All the preachers I have heard in the last several years have described separation from God as the destiny for non Christians.  Do you believe that unsaved ones will go to the Lake of Fire?

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Preconditions For Salvation?

Q.  In Matthew Chapter 5, what do verses 5:3, 5:9, 5:10 etc. mean? They seem to contradict belief in the Son as the only requirement for salvation, (“blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs’ is the kingdom of heaven” for example) but I know God’s Word does not contradict, can you help explain?

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If He Already Knew, Why Was He Sorry?

Q.  Gen. 6:6 says,  “And the Lord was sorry He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.”  I am so perplexed by this statement. God, being omniscient, had fore-knowledge of everything. So why was He sorry He had made man knowing what they would do?  Being a parent, I can understand the grief in His heart.

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Why Wasn’t She Healed?

Q.  My aunt whom I loved sincerely passed away last Thursday after having suffered a stroke two years ago.  She was a born again believer so I know without a doubt she is with the Lord.  My question is that I prayed for healing and stood on the word by the prophet Isaiah:  “With his stripes we are healed”.  I believed this for my aunt and I  prayed without ceasing yet she still passed away.  How do I reconcile this:  Doesn’t God heal as he is a healing God?  Why was my aunt not healed?

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Judgment, Rewards, And Crowns

Q.  I lead a small group of high school freshmen boys. We recently studied faith vs works. One provides eternal life, the other determines the way you experience heaven.   Am I on track here and can you provide guidance as I now tackle their obvious follow up question of “what will the judgment be about and will people experience heaven differently based on said judgement.”

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Will There Always Be a Heaven And An Earth?

Q.  Thank you for your insight! Your website has been a blessing to me for a long time.  There’s something I do not understand. In my heart, I believe heaven and earth are eternal. Am I wrong? What did Jesus mean in Matthew 24:35, Mark 13:31, and Luke 21:33 when He said, ”Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” It is also mentioned in 2 Peter 3:10.

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Body, Soul, And Spirit

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Hebr. 4:12-13)

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Abolishing The Rule Of Kings

Q.  Does 1 Corinthians 15:24 imply that nations and kings will be abolished including the rule of the saints after the millennium? I know that the millennium and eternity are so intertwined together. I would not say there is no mention of life in eternity but rather that Revelation 21 is both the millennium and eternity together because New Jerusalem is eternal.  Will our talents and the arts exist in the millennium and eternity? Will I be able to use the things I love in the millennium and eternity?

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