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  • Will Christians work in Heaven? Rev. John Piper weighs in: 'We will not be disappointed"

    09/07/2023 10:30:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/07/2023 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Author and pastor John Piper believes Christians will work in Heaven — but the work will be so “profoundly satisfying and sweet and enjoyable” that nobody in the world to come will say, “I need a weekend.”“I think we will work in the final age to come,” Piper, founder of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, wrote. “Whether we will do what we were gifted for here, or whether we will have wholly new giftings, a thousand times greater, or what kind of work John Piper will be doing, I leave in the hands...
  • Do infants and the mentally challenged go to Heaven when they die?

    03/13/2023 9:22:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/13/2023 | Robin Schumacher
    Have you or someone you know ever suffered a miscarriage or lost a young child? Do you have a loved family member who has mental challenges and can’t understand things like you and I do?You’ve heard it said all the time in Christian circles that no one is eternally lost because of their sin, but rather because they fail to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior. Fine, but what happens to those who are unable to make that decision, such as infants and those with mental handicaps, when they die? Are they lost?Short answer: no. Long answer: keep reading.The...
  • Will your next breath be your last? Living in light of eternity

    01/15/2023 4:26:43 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 1/12/22 | Rolaant McKenzie
    There is a proverb that says, "Boast not about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth." (Proverbs 27:1) This points to the unexpected situations or events of life that may alter or end our plans. It helps us to put our lives into proper perspective and consider what is most important. During the "Monday Night Football" game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 2, 2023, millions of viewers watched in dismay and horror as one of the players collapsed on the field and was unresponsive after making a routine tackle. Damar...
  • Lee Strobel's 'The Case for Heaven: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for Life After Death,"' Presents a Christian View of Death

    03/05/2022 9:46:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/04/2022 | Danusha V. Goska
    If I knew that I was about to die, I would buy a pound of macadamia nuts, and then go to a pet store and scoop up every puppy in the place, and spend my remaining time stuffing my face and playing with puppies. I won't do this today, because I assume that my life will go on, and I will need money for rent, not for very expensive macadamia nuts, and I don't have the facilities for long-term dog pack care. What I think about death shapes my behavior. Of course, as David Horowitz wrote, "You're Going to...
  • Atheist Dad Is Transformed After Glimpse of Heaven as Toddler Son Is Taken Off Life Support

    02/23/2022 5:09:11 PM PST · by Twotone · 42 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 17, 2022 | Geeta Nanjia
    A family who lost their 2-year-old son due to respiratory complications of the flu virus 11 years ago have shared that what God did for their lives, and in the lives of others through their son, has been nothing short of a miracle. A former atheist, dad Darin Hamm shares his story of how a glimpse of heaven transformed him and led him on a journey of faith, while his late toddler son, Griffin, was given only a few hours to live before he was taken off life support. A bright-eyed little boy with beautiful curly blonde locks of hair,...
  • Pew Research Poll: Most Americans Believe In Biblical God, Heaven And Hell, And Purpose For Suffering

    12/08/2021 7:55:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/08/2021 | Pamela Danziger
    If you only watched corporate media’s coverage of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Organization abortion case before the Supreme Court last week, you’d think very few people still believed in Christianity and its values, prominent among which is the belief that life is divinely created and precious. But a recent poll suggests the majority of Americans do express a belief in God.In a survey of some 6,500 American adults, Pew Research Center found that many Americans still hold religious convictions including a deep and abiding belief in God, belief in heaven and hell, and the belief that God is not...
  • A Requiem For The Dancing Grannies

    11/23/2021 12:15:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 23, 2021 | Jayme Metzgar
    If heaven is more real than earth, joy is more realistic than despair.A friend and I were recently discussing the tension we feel between seriousness and humor, both online and in real life. Living as eternal souls in this sin-cursed world is undoubtedly serious business. I’m always bringing up weighty matters of politics or theology, because how else will we learn to live well in this life or the next? It matters.At the same time, we must laugh. Humor is the padding that keeps life from being all sparks and sharp angles. It defuses tensions and reminds us we’re all...
  • Bette Midler: ‘Sorry Conservative Christians, But Spending Eternal Life With You Is Not the Selling Point you think it is’

    10/15/2021 4:02:30 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 104 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 10/14/2021 | Staff
    Singer Bette Midler put out a tweet on Thursday afternoon informing conservative Christians that she does not think it would be a good thing to spend her afterlife in the same place she thinks they are going.“Sorry Conservative Christians, but spending eternal life with you people is not the selling point you think it is,” she said.Midler has previously defended legalized abortion through Twitter. On Sept. 2, she sent out a tweet that said: “I suggest that all women refuse to have sex with men until they are guaranteed the right to choose by Congress...”
  • At 5:00 AM this morning, my awesome Dad entered in to the unspeakable Glory of Heaven and Joyful Presence of Almighty GOD!

    09/29/2021 5:39:25 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 23 replies
    9/29/2021, 7:11 AM CST | Patriot777
    Praise The Lord, my Dad is now and forever free of the bonds of pain and sickness, and is rejoicing with countless other believers in Jesus and the angels in Heaven! Praise and Honor and Glory and Power and Majesty to The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, another Blessed Saint has come Home! I believe God has also sent angels to escort my dear sweet Mom's spirit into Heaven too, waiting right there at her bedside, and that she can already hear the monumental beauty of the music and praise ringing out from Heaven!
  • My Dad is now in the Awesome, Glorious Presence of His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

    09/27/2021 4:35:27 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 69 replies
    9/27/2021, 6:22 PM | Patriot777
    My beloved fellow FReepers, just wanted to update you that my Dad is now in the Presence of Father God and The Lord Jesus in Heaven.
  • Asking for prayer for my beloved Mom and Dad and my family, as my parents are on their journey toward Heaven

    09/26/2021 8:07:45 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 70 replies
    9/26/2021, 9:46 AM CST | Patriot777
    My beloved fellow FReepers, please lift my beloved Mom and Dad up in prayer as they are beginning their journey to Heaven, to their Blessed Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Please also keep myself and family and friends in prayer as they see my parents off toward the unspeakable Glory of finally being in the eternal Presence of Almighty God and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. But as The Word of God tells us, we do not grieve when they pass into Glory as if they are lost forever, but actually have passed from death into Life! They will...

    08/29/2021 12:20:51 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 28 replies
    email from friend | 8/28/2021 | unknown
    The following is an actual question given on a University of Arizona chemistry midterm, and an actual answer turned in by a student. The answer by one student was so 'profound' that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well : Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the...
  • Seven: Part I

    08/12/2021 11:18:52 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 5 replies
    Skarbutt ^ | 08/12/2021 | Editor
    Scriptural law teaches that a thing shall be established by two or more witnesses; thus, often we find many things reoccurring throughout the Bible to establish the truth, though often in different ways. Pharaoh was given two different dreams foretelling of one event as a conformation that the thing was certain and surely going to come to pass. Wherefore, we also are given a cloud many of witnesses whereby we can be sure and have confidence in our faith of those things which are to be believed. "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of...

    06/06/2021 9:00:09 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 29 replies
    6/6/2021 | pilgrimsprogress
    These are the final words of Christians and Christ-rejecters at death. CHOOSE WISELY . . . Heaven or Hell.
  • Our Father Which art in heaven...

    “And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.” Luke 11:2Prayer begins when we realize who it is that we approach, and what our relative relationship to Him is. The epistle to the Hebrews puts it this way, “Without Faith it is impossible to please Him, for those who come to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of those who seek him…” (Hebrews 11:6Thus the opening of the Lord’s prayer, (the...
  • Walk Circumspectly, As If You Are Already In Heaven

    01/05/2021 3:37:13 PM PST · by OneVike · 7 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 1/5/20 | Chuck Ness
    We are all hopeless sinners who live in a corrupted body that is continually under attack by powers under the control of the ruler of this World. (John 14:30) Both Christians and atheists face the same temptations. While aheists could careless about the destination of their souls, they are still tempted to do stupid things that can harm them and those around them. Christians however, can often times worry incessantly about their soul due to the temptations of this World. So if, you as a Christian, are constantly under attacks by the Evil one's minions, then how can you be...
  • Remember that We are Pilgrims...election 2020

    Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. ( I Peter 2:11)By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.(...
  • Over half of US Christians believe enough good works will get them into Heaven: study from American Worldview Inventory 2020 survey

    08/11/2020 7:12:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 189 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/11/2020 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett,
    Less than half of U.S. Christians expect to experience eternal salvation because of their confession of sin and acceptance of Christ as their Savior, while a larger number of professing Christians believe good works will get them into Heaven, a new survey has found. The American Worldview Inventory 2020 survey conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University found that a majority of people who describe themselves as Christian (52%) accept a “works-oriented” means to God’s acceptance. In contrast, a minority of adults (46%) who describe themselves as “Christian” expect to experience eternal salvation because of their confession...
  • Steven Pinker And WaPo Are Wrong. Belief In Heaven Isn’t A COVID Death Wish

    05/28/2020 7:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    We are all too familiar with the hackneyed charge that thoughts of heaven are delusional. But according to Steven Pinker, they're malignantly so. That’s a new twist. There should be an algebraic equation to calculate something we experience far too often in the public square today. It would determine the ratio between a person’s absolute brilliance in one arena – their uncontested expertise – and their regularly articulated ignorance in others. This would then be multiplied by the confidence with which they say such things. It would be applied to things like Stephen Hawking’s pontifications on subjects such as religion...
  • Dreams of the Son

    04/09/2020 7:03:37 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 4/9/2020 | Self
    Here is the first chapter of a short story I have written. If you like it, Freepmail me and I'll email you the whole book.