Category Archives: Heaven

When Death is Precious

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 116:15, K.J.V.) The Hebrew word translated in this verse as “precious” is yaqar. It’s an interesting word, one that carries multiple shades of meaning. Let me mention … Continue reading

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Far Better

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell. For I am hard-pressed between … Continue reading

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No, We Don’t Preach “Easy Believism”

Baptists frequently get labeled with the accusation that we preach “easy believism.”  People say, “C’mon, there must be more to getting saved than praying a simple prayer in which you ask Jesus to be your Savior.” My response to that … Continue reading

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Heavenly Abodes

In John 14:1-3, we find some very well known words from Jesus. The old King James translation of those words reads: Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are … Continue reading

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Wandering Around

In his daily devotional book, The Believer’s Code, O.S. Hawkins offers an excellent word about sheep. He writes: Have you ever been to a circus? If so, you probably saw an array of trained animals. Huge elephants can be trained to … Continue reading

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The Great War: A Winning Side and A Losing Side

Series: “The Great War” (post #5, last one) This post will finish up the series “The Great War.” The Great War between Satan and God produces at least four results. Result #1 is soldiers are enlisted for the war. Result #2 is the … Continue reading

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The Great War

Series: “The Great War” (post #1) It is difficult to count the number of wars that have been fought throughout mankind’s history. The difficulty lies in the question of what gets classified as an actual war. There are skirmishes. There … Continue reading

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