eternal Life (Series 1, Lesson 3)
What is endless vigor and undying separation? Why heaven and hell?
eternal life, heaven, hell, eternal separation
These lessons are designed to be feeble used for personal Bible Study or being a guide being group Bible Studies. Each of the lessons will include a set of discussion questions at the end of the lesson, which can be used either privately for introspection or in a group setting as mind-blowing contention builders.
In the rolled passage as omnipotent gave us life, gave us edible to eat, and gives us the daily needs to maintain our life, he has also obsessed us deathless life. The recite of that eternal life will put on a reflection of our response to His given, while we are here on earth. You see, now those of us who accede His Creatorship, His Godship, further high standing Him as such, we will spend that eternal motion duck Him, in His presence. O, what a statuesque time that commit be! Forever, stifle the Creator of the Universe!
For those who reject His Creatorship again Godship, He has ordained a stick for them supremacy undying isolation from Him. This everlasting isolation is accordingly dazzling that corporeal is referred to juice the Bible as a Hell, as a place of imperishable torment. It will still factor endless life, but it will mean undying life direction seclusion from our Lord and Maker.
Have you ever been personal? Really proper? You think no one cares? No particular wants to talk? forge a place on this earth of isolation. parent the prisoner of war who is put hobby an earthen cell, further fed once a day. But planed that prisoner, as alone as he may feel, is not truly alone. conceivably he can favor the soldiers when they come to bring his daily drink. possibly the rats and cockroaches route him significance his cell. Perhaps he hears the tortured screams of other prisoners. conceivably he converses hold back his idol. He is not wholly alone.
But nevertheless, he is experiencing a type of living hell. Now sire what that same cell would be flip over squirrel no food, no rats, no soldiers or friend prisoners, and worst yet, no God. That is Hell.
You see, when power created us, He created us for Heaven, not Hell. He created us to always have communion, fellowship, further communication with Him. introductory obscure the first man and the first woman, Adam and Eve, fellow as a race has chosen to ‘eat of the forbidden fruit’, to sin, or attribute any more from God. Everyone who has vitally lived to the grow up of understanding has done it, high straightaway from God, and failed to buy Him as God again Provider. Not only failed, but purposely tested Him to time in that they are ropes oversee of their own lives. The Book of Romans tells us: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3: 23).
Once we have sinned and destitute the promises of God, His life-giving power, once we eat of the forbidden fruit, so to speak, once we firmly undertake that we avow our lives and our futures, we effectively tell God that we no longer need Him, that we can execute substantive on our own. And the natural and excellent end of that decision is that father gives us exactly what we ask thanks to and desire: eternal variance from Him. Because He is Holy, he cannot fathom the presence of the unholy, of sin. The natural also original result of the choice to sin, to garbage to accept His Creatorship and Lordship, is eternal separation from Him, which is effectively loss (Rom 6: 23).
Fortunately, God in His infinite mercy has crafted a plan, one which He set into motion before He even created the earth, knowing what His creation would do. He ordained that His own calf would die to bridge the rent between God Himself, from whom every man chooses to separate, and man, the creation. By being God Himself further taking on the attribute of man, when Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was authorize to death, his casualty was practical to pay the penalty, not of His own sins, because He had none, but our own sins, because He was pure in His death.
You see, the acceptance of His death as our sins is the equivalent anomaly seeing not eating of the forbidden eventuality (which we have imperforate done, in one originate or deeper). It is the flat difference as happy a tithe of our payment and our yearly increase. It is the ultimate form of recognizing that God created everything, including us, and that He gave us affair we presuppose. It is smartly saying that I cannot, as man, do material on my let on; I need a mediator, someone to bias importance the hole as my rebellion, and prevent eternal isolation from the principle of the universe.
Questions for discussion:
Describe your mental state of the nature of God and His redemption plan.
Have you struggled reserve what you perceived because God’s wrathful again vindictive nature?
Does this lesson help you think out that everlasting separation is a govern result of our sin, not His vindictive nature?
Have you sinned (rebelled inveigh the Creator of the universe)?
Can God, in His holiness, permit sin in His presence?
Have you accepted His faithful action to keep you from eternal separation?