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My Attitude toward Lost Souls

  Should I Rejoice? When Babylon destroyed Judah by the power of God, they were "glad" and "rejoiced' because they considered Judah getting their just reward for their sin (cf. Jeremiah 50:7). Due to their lack of mercy toward human souls and an inability to see their own sin, God showed them no mercy (Jeremiah 50:11-13). How do we respond to those lo...
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"The Son of Perdition"

The church that Paul had established in Thessalonica had some who set out to "beguile" the faithful Christians in regards to the immediate return of Jesus (cf. I l Thess. 2:3). Paul explains to the Thessalonians that they are not to trouble themselves over this faulty information. He then gives them an idea as to when the Lord would come again. Before Jesus comes again, there will be a "falling away/' on the part of many Christians and the "son of perdition" will be exposed (Il Thess. 2:3). Note the connection between the 'falling away' and the "son of perdition" being exposed. The two events coincide even to the point to their being synonymous. Other synonymous terms for the "son of perdition" in the chapter are "man of sin" (Il Thess. 2:3) and "lawless one" (Il Thess. 2:8). The "falling awaV' is associated with "the mystery of lawlessness" (Il Thess....
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Heaven

The apostle John was told to write, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them" (Revelation 14:13). The Word of God has much to say about a heavenly rest and those who will be there. What will heaven be like (God's draw; cf. John 6:44-45)? Heaven will be a place of rest (Il Thess. 1:7; Hebrews 3-4; Revelation 14:13), comfort (l Thess. 4:13-18; I l Thess. 2:16), rejoicing (l Thess. 5:16), and peace (l Thess. 5:23). There will be no death, sorrow, heart aches, disease, sickness, pain, tears, hunger or thirst in heaven (Revelation 21:3-4). The heavenly city (New Jerusalem) will be a place of total perfection as is represented by the term "foursquare" (Revelation 21:1-2, 16). The word "foursquare" (tetragonos) = "a square with four equal angles; metaph. Square,...
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