The Spirit World: Ch. 20 (The Great White Throne) »

This entry is part 22 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 22 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldThe Great White Throne (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) With the fullness of the righteous dead accounted for, one remaining category of resurrection and judgment remains.  [...]

“The Resurrections and Judgments” Vlog Series Now Available »

For twenty weeks ReturningKing.com has been releasing the author’s The Spirit World book one chapter at a time.  Very soon this book will be complete in its online free distribution.  The Spirit World systematically traces the abodes of the departed spirits of men and angels throughout scripture.  It examines the nature of Sheol/Hades, the Abyss, [...]

Gospel Truth: The Wrath of God Toward Sin (Vlog Series) »

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)

This entry is part 2 of 12 in the series The Gospel Truth (Vlog)A popular message today attempts to discredit the notion that God has wrath toward sin.  The proponents of this message claim that because God is love, and everything God does is motivated by love, that God cannot have wrath.  Today’s post in [...]

The Spirit World: Ch. 19 (The Judgment of Believers) »

This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 21 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldThe Judgment of Believers (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) It was noted earlier that the process of resurrection is always followed by a judgment for the [...]

The Spirit World: Ch. 18 (Resurrection of Believers) »

This entry is part 20 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 20 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldThe Resurrection of Believers (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) The First Resurrection The resurrection of the dead is to be a future universal reality, for believers [...]

The Spirit World: Introduction »

This entry is part 2 of 23 in the series The Spirit World

This entry is part 2 of 23 in the series The Spirit WorldIntroduction (This is a continuation of The Spirit World book series. This post assumes the prerequisite reading of earlier posts in the series.) Numerous are the terms used in scripture to reference the other-worldly spiritual abodes which remain unseen to the human eye.  [...]

The Second Resurrection & Judgment »

This entry is part 20 of 20 in the series Spiritual Realms

Deductions from these texts clearly indicate: Some parts of Hell are worse than others The judgment of the lost will determine their punishment One’s knowledge of right and wrong will determine their punishment The judgment of the Great White Throne, being the judgment of all of the world’s historical lost, then, is the judgment which determines the degree of one’s punishment in Hell.

The Judgments of Believers »

This entry is part 18 of 20 in the series Spiritual Realms

This is the most ambiguous of the texts, but the other two indicate clearly that discipline is not the purpose of the judgment The timing of this judgment The timing of this judgment is when Jesus “comes” o 1 Corinthians 4:5 (NIV) 5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time;

The First Resurrection »

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series Spiritual Realms

The Resurrections For Believers: (The First Resurrection) The resurrection of the dead is a global occurrence, for believers and non-believers alike. The Church’s Order in the First Resurrection The dead in Christ 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first The “dead in Christ” refer to those have died in the church and are buried (or otherwise remain) on earth in the body The living in Christ 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.

New Jerusalem »

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series Spiritual Realms

Jerusalem is the city of the temple Old Jerusalem is the city of the old earthly temple The Jerusalem “above” is the city of the heavenly temple in “heaven itselfin God’s presence.” Revelation 21:1-27 (NIV) 1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.