The short answer is: No, we are not told that in Scripture. Revelation 3:5 never says God blots out any names, only that he will never blot out names of believers in the book of life. It's the book of "life" after all, not the book of "life and death." Daniel also speaks of a "book" with believers'… Continue reading Are names ever blotted out of the book of life?
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-12. As many of us know, God gave us teachers to help us study His Word and know Him better. Wise teachers over the centuries… Continue reading Rules of Biblical Interpretation
In Genesis 15:6, God's Word says, "And he [Abraham] believed the Lord, and he [God] counted it to him as righteousness." Later in Romans 4:22-24, Paul references this event when he says, "That is why his faith was 'counted to him as righteousness.' But the words 'it was counted to him' were not written for… Continue reading δικαιοσύνη, צְדָקָה – righteousness
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?