Questions, Theology, Uncategorized

Are names ever blotted out of the book of life?

The short answer is: No, we are not told that in Scripture. First of all, I should say I believe the "book of life" is a symbol of a spiritual reality. In other words, I don't believe there is a literal book, but some might believe that, and that's okay. Revelation 3:5 never says God… Continue reading Are names ever blotted out of the book of life?

Questions, Theology

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?

Questions, Uncategorized

Matt Asks: “Can I just walk in … and get married by an ordained minister?”

Matt asks: Hey Eric I have a random question for you! I know your religious and I am getting married soon. We are planning on just Vegas civil marriage because it is cost effective and easier. I was thinking about a church instead. They are everywhere but we are not members of any.. I guess… Continue reading Matt Asks: “Can I just walk in … and get married by an ordained minister?”