The reason why I ask this type of question is the huge concern I see among the members in the body of Christ. My brother Dr. Andrew Coleman from Brooklyn New York asked me a question surrounding the many responses given from the Church about Placing Whitney Huston in heaven his question was "If we all lived like Whitney and she made it into heaven then tell me who in the hell is going to HELL then" We all know that the Bible clearly makes an direct point of saying who will enter in to heaven and who will not. So for those of you who would like to answer his question please respond. Are we as a church sending the wrong messages just because the person was famous do they get to go into heaven in spite of their life style SO what she was raised in church SO what she talked about the Lord does this destroy the testimony about keeping Gods commands and Decrees in order to make it to Heaven. What is this saying to the Sinner and those struggling in the church expecting deliverance.
The topic is the question that was asked by my brother in the statement I made. The topic about heaven is another conversation altogether the focus is can we live like a sinner and then die and go to heaven.
I used the famous singer as an example since the church was quick to place her their. I am attacking the thought process if living as a sinner and you know God is calling you to serve him and you refuse then at the last moment of death you can call on Jesus and be saved.
If that is the case then who is in Hell then. I know no one is in heaven or hell at this time until jugdement the focus is not that either but in general is it possible since the church seem to give that impression every time
My brother God IS truly a righteous God but he also calls for Holiness out of his people who claim salvation as well. Thank you as well for your insightful points you have shared as well. We must keep our focus on what the Bible teaches and walk in it that our lives have been the example God ask us to set.
If there is no heaven to go to why say we go there at all? What is sin? We need to ask the right questions? Most people don't even knwo what sin is
what is Sin?
Should not be talking about the dead and saying they went to hell even if they did God does not like this type of behavior.
We need to know how to encourage the living. Mark 6:1-6. Verse 1, "And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him." You need to come out from that place where you are not supposed to be. You need to get in your place. The place where God has called you to be. (This sermon is loaded. I will give you a quick nugget).
In Mark Chapter 5, Jesus performed 3 miracles back to back. Jesus checked himself in Mark Chapter 6. What is happening is that Jesus began to follow behind man. All people really want is a miracle. People really do not want to hear the Word of God not knowing that it is the Word that opens up the door to their miracle. It is the Word that opens up the door to your blessing. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God.
God is saying that he created you with a purpose. The symbolism of the carpenter is to build with your hands (work) and put together what is broken. God is saying that if you stop following behind people, stop trying to copycat this person and that person. Be who God has called and created you to be. Work. The sabbath day is honoring God. Your blessing is in your hands and will come when you stop trying to follow and be like, copycat others. You do you and let me do me and be who God has created me to be. This is honoring God.
In Louisiana they have "The Swamp People." They hunt and kill alligators. They never tried to be like other people. High side people will mock and ridicule you but keep doing what God has called you to do. Now they want to copycat and be like you. "Shoot em!" Your blessing is in your hands.
Verse 6, Jesus got back to his purpose "teaching" the Word of God. Jesus slowed down with all the miracles and got back to teaching (Verse 6). He knew that the Word of God would open up the door to your miracle blessing.
Whitney left her call and began to follow behind man. The world (man) will lead you down the path that leads to death and destruction. Whitney was called to sing for God. She started following man. That is the end. It is not for anyone to say whether she went to hell or not. Encourage the living to ( Verse 1, his disciples followed).
You statement s pure speculation and not based off facts.
John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Here is the only being who wants to go to Heaven
Isaiah 14:12-14 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
God's Kingdom is going to be on the earth.
Daniel 7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
Show me one time where we are going to heaven in the Bible.. The only one who wants to go to heaven is Satan. We don't come from Heaven, so why do we want to go their.
John 8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.