Tagged Eternal Life

Known of God

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Farther in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out devils, and by thy name do many mighty works?’ And then will I profess unto them, ‘I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.’” Matthew 7:21-23. Professions of faith, by themselves, will not identify true Christians.  Christians are the

God Alone Should Be Feared

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.  But rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.” Matthew 10:28. We are not to fear persons who can only kill our temporal body but Christ who has the power over both eternal life and eternal death.  The Greek word for Hell here is Gehenna, an eternal place of torment where the fires are not quenched (Mark 9:43, II These 1:9). Even the power some persons may have to persecute us in this life is only given

Temporal vs Eternal Life

In C.S. Lewis’s book “Readings for Meditation and Reflection in the chapter entitled, “The Christian and the Materialist”, the author observes, “…a Christian and a non-Christian may both wish to do good to their fellow men.  The one believes that men are going to live forever, that they were created by God and so built that they can find their true and lasting happiness only by being united to God, that they have gone

So This Is Christmas

It is Christmas Eve.  The night before we celebrate the birth of our Savior.  A time when, as C S Lewis said, “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. Personally, I enjoy it all – the music, food, gifts and general good cheer that accompanies the season. But most importantly I love the remembrance and celebration of the birth of Jesus, the reason for the season.  Corrie Ten Boom said it best – “Who can add to Christmas?  The perfect motive is that God…

The Greatest Thing Sought

Eternal life…..movies and books have fantasized about its attainment, Cortez searched the new world for “The fountain of youth”.  People are seeking to live longer lives and life expectations for populations are increasing.However, who can deliver on such a promise.  God alone promises eternal life…