eternal life

The Meaning of ‘Life’

In the English language we get by with a single word for life, but the ancient Greeks realized that the concept can include very different things. As a result, the New Testament uses not one but three words for life, each with a distinct meaning. An awareness of the varied “meanings of life” can help […]

Don’t Just Stand There!

He was not just a good man who happened to do miracles. Jesus broke with all conventions, doing the unexpected, associating with the downtrodden, ignored, and forgotten outcasts of the earth. Reaching down, lifting up, He did not fill the role assigned Him by the Jews. They figured a proper Messiah would behave far differently […]

What does the Church of God teach about hell?

Jesus taught us that, to be like our Father in heaven, we should love our enemies, bless them that curse us, do good to them that hate us, and forgive those who sin against us seventy times seven. Elsewhere, the Son and His Father speak of horrific punishment reserved for their enemies in the final […]