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September 2017

Heaven, Our Blessed Hope

September 2017

We live in an age of trouble. Wherever we look, we hear of heart ailments. Millions of people die of heart ailments. A cause of heart disease is stress. We read in the newspapers about terrorism, war, violence, and starvation. This adds more stress to people’s lives.We also experience job and fami...Read More

Abode of Joy

September 2017

Randy Alcorn is an author who has written extensively about heaven.The introduction of his book 'Heaven" begins with these words, "The sense that we live forever somewhere has shaped every civilization in human history." Australian aborigines pictured heaven as a distant island beyond the weste...Read More

Old Testament Understanding of Heaven

September 2017

In the Old Testament, though there are beliefs of afterlife from story of Enoch (Gen. 5:24), beliefs on heaven and resurrection gained more importance during the period of early Judaism. Thus we see more references of the Jewish beliefs on heaven in the New Testament passages.  Though the New T...Read More

Concept of Heaven in the New Testament

September 2017

The Bible presents the heaven and the earth as two separate realms. In New Testament ‘Heaven’ refers both to the abode of God, as well as to the place of eternal habitation for those who obey God and follow Jesus. It is a place where life will be lived to the full, in the way the designer planne...Read More

Teaching of Heaven in Other Religious Faiths

September 2017

IntroductionThe concept of heaven is so important and vital in Christian theology. The Bible says that our heavenly father is preparing a wonderful home in heaven for all of the  redeemed . “Believe in me, in my father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so would I have told you that I g...Read More

Seven Paradises and Multiple Heavens

September 2017

“Paradise” is a charming word to all, irrespective of religion and culture. The etymology of Paradise is from the Greek word ‘paradeisos’ means ‘garden’, ‘pleasure grounds’, ‘orchard’ etc. This very word is used in the Septuagint for the ‘garden of Eden’. The Hebrew word ‘p...Read More

Thy Will be Done

September 2017

This, probably, is the most profound statement in the Lord’s prayer. In this short sentence is captured the supreme, overriding, purpose of Christ and the eternal, overarching, purpose of God. Elsewhere in the scripture we read that “the mystery of His will” “which he purposed in Christ...Read More