Category Archives: Eternity

Will Explain Later

In his day, Dr. Thomas Guthrie was one of Scotland’s most popular and respected preachers. On the subject of the Christian life oftentimes being difficult, perplexing, and downright confusing, Guthrie said: A man standing on the summit of a lofty … Continue reading

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If in This Life Only…

Sometimes you’ll hear a preacher say, “Even if there is no heaven, the benefits you receive in this life make it worth it to follow Jesus.” I remember saying this myself a time or two in my younger days as … Continue reading

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Does Heaven Have a Wall?

Perhaps you’ve seen a recent meme that has been making the rounds on social media. There are different variations of the meme, but most of them feature a picture of either heaven’s gates or a wall, along with the caption: … Continue reading

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Are Hades and Hell the Same Place? (post #2)

In my previous post, I offered the first half of my answer to the question, “Are Hades and Hell the same place?” I won’t rehash every last sentence of that information, but here are the highlights: Hades (a Greek word … Continue reading

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Are Hades and Hell the Same Place? (post #1 of 2)

Paula Jarvis Garland has asked the question: “Are Hades and Hell the same place?” The short answer is, Yes, but the whole subject is one of the Bible’s most complex and far reaching. That’s why I’m splitting my answer into … Continue reading

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An Important Reminder About Hurricanes

We cancelled services yesterday at Oak Grove Baptist Church because of the threat of flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Florence. The forecast was for our Nebo, N.C., area to receive 6 to 12 inches of rain, with the … Continue reading

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Joy Comes in the Morning

…Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5, N.K.J.V.) English missionary James Hannington was the first Anglican bishop of East Africa. His initial missionary visit to Africa only lasted a few months because he … Continue reading

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