Can a wealthy person make it into heaven?

wealthyDo wealthy people have a chance for salvation? Is it true that wealthy people won’t make it to heaven because their wealth is their god? 

The answer is yes, it is possible for a rich man to be saved by grace, just as all men may be saved. The Scripture includes numerous accounts of men who had wealth and yet who also followed the Lord faithfully.

Perhaps the best example of a believer who was wealthy is Abraham (e.g., Genesis 12). The Bible testifies he had many sheep, oxen, donkeys, camels, and servants, and yet he was called the father of faith.

Wealth in and of itself is not evil. The Bible says the love of money is the problem. In 1 Timothy 6:10, Paul says this: Continue reading

Is the Babylon in Revelation a real city in Iraq?

BabylonBabylon mentioned in the Book of Revelation literally in Iraq? Or is it in Rome or some other location?

Scripture teaches that Babylon is actually two entities intertwined in Chapters 17 and 18 of Revelation. The first one is a literal, physical place during the time of Tribulation from where the Antichrist rules. The second one is the Harlot, a religious system the Antichrist uses to control the world in the last days. Continue reading

Will Unbelievers Be in Hell for Eternity (Lake of Fire)?

lake of fireWill time still exist in heaven? In Revelation, it talks about trees bearing fruit every month which seems to suggest time still exists. Can humans even exist outside of time like God does? Second, is hell eternal (Lake of Fire) or will it be a punishment for a set time (1000 years) and then completely destroyed?

Regarding time, Creation will also exist in a place of time and space, since this is in keeping with our nature. Only God is omnipresent and without a beginning. Timekeeping in the New Eternal Order will be done in months only, not in years. So we will know a pattern of life (i.e., twelve repeating months), but we will not know a counting of years since there is no end.

Finally, Hell is not the eternal abode of the unbelieving. Rather, the Lake of Fire is their eternal home, and it will last for eternity, as Jesus says: Continue reading

Will We recognize each other in Heaven?

                                                                                     In heaven, will believers recognize one another as we do on earth?

  We know for certain that our identities will continue into the Kingdom age when we occupy new bodies. We know this for two reasons. First, Scripture makes reference to the identities of individuals in the Kingdom. For example, Scripture tells us that David will rule over Israel as Prince:

Ezekiel 34:23-24 (NKJV)

23 I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them—My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.

Speaking of the Kingdom, the Lord says that Jesus will be the God for all Israel and He will set His servant David as prince over the people of Israel. David is called “prince” and not king because Jesus will be King over all the earth in that day. Nevertheless, the fact that David will be known as prince over Israel tells us that David’s identity will be known among those on Earth. So if we can know David’s identity in the Kingdom, it stands to reasons we too will retain our identities.  Continue reading