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What is something everyone can agree on regarding election?

I was recently asked about 1 Thessalonians 1:4, which says, "For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction." The question that always gets asked with scriptures like this… Continue reading What is something everyone can agree on regarding election?

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If believers who have died don’t rise again to life until Jesus returns, how are they also in heaven immediately after death?

I was recently asked this question: I have a question about 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. Here is something that’s always confused me: at the end of the chapter it talks about how, when we die, we will “rise” after Jesus decides to come back. I have always wondered why so many people say when a loved… Continue reading If believers who have died don’t rise again to life until Jesus returns, how are they also in heaven immediately after death?

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Can we rejoice that our names are written in heaven?

Yes! "Rejoice that your names are written in heaven." - Jesus. Luke 10:20. I read this verse today, but I've never slowed down to focus on the command here from Jesus to rejoice that our names are written in heaven. It's not that I haven't rejoiced from time to time about this before, it's that… Continue reading Can we rejoice that our names are written in heaven?