Judgment and Justice

Ask most people what they think about God’s judgments(s), and the response will be something like this: “There is coming a time when God will judge every human, and, as a result, some will go to heaven to live forever with God and some will be cast into hell to burn there forever with Satan.” That’s generallyContinue reading “Judgment and Justice”

The Glory of God

NOTE:  December 2020. The following teaching was originally written and published by Ms. Carmen Benson in 1968 in a little pamphlet published by Logos International, Plainfield, New Jersey. The pamphlet is out of print and Logos International is no longer in business.  To my thinking, Ms Benson’s teaching is so important that I wanted to reproduceContinue reading “The Glory of God”

Fire!

I find a very serious and disturbing incongruity among most Jesus-believers when it comes to the subject of fire as taught in the Bible. Here’s why… If people are Bible-believing Jesus believers, the concept of fire in the life of the believer goes something like this: God uses fire (“spiritual” fire, not literal fire) inContinue reading “Fire!”

Death Died Today

Many years ago, a fellow Jesus-believer whom I loved and respected, handed me a typed, mimeographed (are you old enough to remember mimeographed papers?) manuscript he had recently written; he wanted me to read it and let him know what I thought of it.  Upon reading his manuscript the first time, I rejected his ideasContinue reading “Death Died Today”

4 Views: Who Has the Final Word?

You may not want to hear it. You may not believe me. But I want to tell you an astonishing truth right up front: not all Jesus believers on this planet believe exactly the same as you do, but they’re still believers in Jesus! I know, I know . . . that’s a real shockContinue reading “4 Views: Who Has the Final Word?”

Apokatastasis

This teaching is simply some very basic information from various extra-biblical (not non-biblical, or anti-biblical!) resources for those people who believe the biblical concept of apokatastasis (as defined a few paragraphs later).  Believe it or not, this lengthy writing really is a simple listing of only about 25 resources, BUT God has asked me toContinue reading “Apokatastasis”

The Image of God

The Bible makes the startling claim in Genesis 1: 26 and 27 (and Genesis 9: 6) that human beings were created in the “image of God.” That’s what the reference says, but what does it mean to be created in God’s image? By basic definition “image” means a “representation of something.” We know from manyContinue reading “The Image of God”

God’s Purposes For You

Precisely what—if anything—did Jesus of Nazareth accomplish by means of his birth, his life on earth, his tortuous death on the cross, his resurrection, and his return to heaven some 2,000 years ago? Coupled with that question is this: What are God’s ultimate plans and purposes for his entire creation? For you? Are there answersContinue reading “God’s Purposes For You”

God’s Will For You

Don’t misunderstand the title of this teaching! I don’t presume to have the faintest clue about God’s will for you in the day-to-day events of your life. If I claim I do, that’s presumptuous and foolish of me! In fact, don’t let anyone else ever presume to know what God’s will is for you inContinue reading “God’s Will For You”

Eternal LIFE

Got LIFE?! As I visit with various Jesus believers and pre-believers here and there in person and by correspondence and e-mail around the world, I find that many of them have only a vague, nebulous concept of what real LIFE—eternal LIFE—is all about.  Here’s what the Bible teaches: Eternal LIFE is God’s own uncreated, self-existent, imperishable,Continue reading “Eternal LIFE”