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Subject: The Future – heaven and hell

Statement of Faith: We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting conscious punishment of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Dan.12:2-3; John 5:28-29, 1Cor.15:22-24; Matt.25:46; 2Thess.1:9; Rev.20:10-15).

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1. When Jesus made the statement in Matthew 22:32, were Abraham, Isaac and Jacob still living on the earth?

2. What did Job believe would happen to his body? (Job 19:25-26)

3. When Jesus said to the thief that he would be with him in paradise that day, was he going to die? (Luke 23:43)

4. What would it mean for Paul to be 'absent from the body'? (2 Corinthians 5:8)

5. Jesus spoke of 2 resurrections in John 5:24-29. When would the dead hear Jesus voice and live? When would the dead come out of their graves?

6. Jesus teaching seems clear that the 1st Resurrection is spiritual - new life now(conversion) and the 2nd Resurrection is physical - new life at the end of the age (bodies raised from the grave). Does the believer have anything to fear from the 2nd death described in Revelation 20:4-6? Explain your answer

7. What is God's will? (1Timothy 2:3-6)  8. What is not God’s will? (2Peter 3:19)

9. What does Jesus say about everlasting life and condemnation in John 3:14-18, 36; 5:24; 20:31?

10. What does Jesus teach about hell in Matthew25:41,46?

11. What does Paul teach about the essential nature of hell in 2Thessalonians 1:7-9?

12. Explain what Petzer means by  a. Past Judgement, b. Present Judgement c. Future Judgement

13. What evidence is there that Believers have nothing to fear concerning the judgement of eternal punishment?

14. How would you describe “heaven”?

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