Posts Tagged ‘Kingdom of God’

People who are against any form of KE (and various forms do exist) usually insist on challenging the idea that KE is temporary. This means that they believe either KE is eternal or non-existent in the first place. (For the record, I believe it is temporary. I lay out that argument here.) Let’s assume for the sake of argument that KE is not temporary. What are the ramifications of that position for the following passage? (more…)

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“Not everyone who says to Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father I heaven” (Matt. 7:21)

Jesus frequently mentioned heaven (a.k.a. the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God). In this instance He gave us a qualification for entering it. You would think entrance should be by faith alone. Jesus tells us plainly that entrance requires obedience to the Father’s will – of having His words and doing them. Isn’t it supposed to be by faith alone? Is this a contradiction in the Bible? (more…)

Grace and the Kingdom

Posted: December 20, 2008 in Kingdom Exclusion
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We cannot make it to the throne in glory apart from the grace of God. What is “grace”? How does it work? Are there rules governing when it applies and when it does not? May this brief study of grace help you to make wise decisions that bring you to the judgment seat of Christ with joy! (more…)

Can Christians lose their salvation? I don’t believe a person can lose his or her salvation. However, the Bible does address what we can lose after we have been “saved.” For instance:

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