After looking at each passage, indicate Yes, No or Unsure. (If you’re in a group, poll everyone, and indicate the majority answer.) You may wish to jot down a key phrase from the passage to remind you what it says. Have people mark their Bibles and be ready to read each verse in the subsequent discussion with larger group.
“A Theology of Heaven” will explore biblical indications of what happens at death; the intermediate state, as distinguished from the final state; the resurrection and final judgment; the nature of the new earth-centered heaven; the judgment seat of Christ; eternal rewards; and reigning with Christ.
Not surprisingly God and suffering were prominent in the commemorations of 9/11. But missing from most was the observation that there were greater horrors in 2001. This is not to minimize the pain of 9/11 but to sharpen the problem of suffering.
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