8 People Who Did Not Go to Heaven (Yet)

8 people who did not go to heaven (yet)

Many people — and most Christians — believe that people go to heaven when they die. This belief is not supported by scripture.

Bible

“Because the Bible says so” isn’t good enough: 6 reasons to trust the Bible

If your beliefs are based on scripture, a built-in premise for each of your beliefs is that the scripture is true. Is that a sound premise in your case? I urge you to examine the evidence for and against the validity of the scripture that your beliefs are based on.

Donald Trump

Finding pleasure in others’ pain?

We each need a heart that sorrows when others are hurting, a heart that seeks to bless rather than curse, a heart so full of love that there is no room for hate. We need the heart of God.

Good and evil

Good and evil: temporary travel companions

There was a time when there was only good. Then evil entered the picture. But evil is a companion of good for a limited time only. One of these days, if we choose to trust God, our knowledge of evil will be only a memory.

Elizabeth Whitworth blog

How to keep your brother from starting a cult

James wasn’t a blind believer in Jesus. He wasn’t an in-the-bag follower, just because He was his brother or a nice guy. James believed only when he was presented with compelling evidence.

Purgatory / hell

Why a Protestant would like the idea of purgatory

It is important that we know where ideas come from, especially the ideas we embrace or reject. It matters why we believe what we believe. We would be wise to base our beliefs — not on desires or hopes or an attempted explanation of one person’s notion — but on evidence.

Jeff Sessions

Should Christians obey the laws of government?

Some have the task of governing. The rest of us have the task of discerning whether that governance is to be respected or rejected. May we choose well.

Private Lives

Our future depends on history’s most compelling event

The claim of Jesus’s resurrection deserves investigation because there is evidence for it and because, if it is true, it is of utmost significance to us all. If Jesus rose from the dead, we too can be resurrected to eternal life. Our future just might depend on history.