Heaven tourism books are bad; some heaven books are good

"Heaven tourism" is a phrase I believe was coined by blogger Tim Challies, picked up and used frequently by teacher and lecturer Justin Peters. It is a phrase indicating that a person has had some sort of trauma like a car crash or medical issue, or perhaps was in desperate emotional state, and in the …

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Don’t let anyone disqualify you from the prize!

Puffed up in visions they have seenColossians is a tremendous book. Of this verse in Colossians, let's first focus on the first five words, Paul's warning, underline mine-Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, (Colossians 2:18 …

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Love gone cold in a world gone cold: Spurgeon and "A Prophetic Warning"

What word in the New Testament is used only once, in Matthew 24:12?First, the scene.Olive Trees With Yellow Sky and Sun. Van Gogh 1889The disciples had asked Jesus about the Temple, the times, and when His return would be. His answer is the longest discourse in the NT after the Sermon on the Mount, and …

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Charles Spurgeon on "The Immutability of God"

The IMMUTABILITY OF GOD - defined,The unchangeability of God. In biblical theology God is described as unchanging in His nature and in His character. This includes God’s being (essence), purposes, and promises.Psalm 102:25–27 contrasts God’s unchanging nature with that of the created order. Numbers 23:19 and 1 Sam. 15:29 indicate that God changes neither His …

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Spurgeon Archive: The Unfailing Watch

From the Spurgeon Archive.Thursday, November 13, 2014Faith's Check Book, Daily EntryC. H. SpurgeonNovember 13The Unfailing WatchBehold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm 121:4)Jehovah is "the Keeper of Israel." No form of unconsciousness ever steals over Him, neither the deeper slumber nor the slighter sleep. He never fails to watch the house …

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