Summary: We believe in the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous and eternal punishment for the wicked
Article 14 We believe in the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous and eternal punishment for the wicked.
However, after a thousand years God will release Satan from the bottomless pit and he will be allowed to deceive the nations one last time. Satan during this time will get humankind to turn against God one more time. The scripture tells us Satan gathers the unbelievers from the four corners of the earth. These nations are called Gog and Magog. The battle is not really a battle God just takes care of business, and the armies are defeated and Satan is cast into the lake of fire with the beast, and the false prophet.
After this takes place the Great White Throne Judgment takes place; this is the time all the unbelievers will be judged and God will judge them according to their own works. They will be found unfit for heaven and will be cast into a lake of fire and brimstone and eternal torment or second death Revelation 20:10, 15.
Therefore, those who have accepted
Christ will have their works judged at this judgment without worry of being cast into outer darkness. Because of Jesus Christ they be no condemnation (Romans 8:1). On this day our works will be judged and we will give account of our life (Romans 14:12) rewards will be given out and those thing’s which were found unworthy will be burnt up, but the believers soul will be saved because their faith in Christ and they are granted eternal life. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
. Finally, the journey is over we are granted access into the heavenly city whose builder and maker is God where there is no more death, pain, sorrow or tears. The redeemed will finally here the words well done thy good and faithful servant.
Don’t you look forward to going to heaven? “What a day that will be…”
Facts about Heaven Rev 21:1-8… 1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. 6And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. 7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. 8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
1. Heaven is a Real Place
liberals deny existence…say it’s a state of mind/wishful thinking…but is a literal place it will be 1,500 miles squared…a perfect cube…in other words, it’s that high, that long, that wide! There will be room for every human who has ever lived if they had all been saved.
Foundations—building foundations are usually underground, and cannot be clearly seen, but this one is visible, and not only visible, but 12 layers thick! And each of the 12 foundations is garnished w/ a different jewel. The jasper will be clear crystal Sapphire-blue Chalcedony-greenish blue Emerald-deep green Sardonyx-white w/ brown streaks Sardius—blood red Chrysolite-yellow quartz Beryl-green Topaz-yellowish green Chrysoprasus-apple green Jacinth-blue
Jesus said John 14:1-3
1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
It’s literal, tangible, described in detail. The emphasis is on what John SAW…w/ literal eyes.
v. 1 “saw”
v. 2 “saw”
Heaven is as real as Signal Mountain Tennessee!