Because our actions and desires vary, heaven includes different kingdoms or degrees of glory.
Our Heavenly Father and Jesus reside in the celestial kingdom. People who refuse to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ but who live otherwise honorable lives will receive a place in the terrestrial kingdom. Those who continue in their sins and do not repent will receive a place in the telestial kingdom. We face many challenges and temptations, as well as happiness and love.
In order to learn by faith, God caused us to forget our life in heaven. He also gave us the freedom to choose so we could decide for ourselves between good and evil. Earth life became a proving ground where our decisions to live good lives and follow God would determine if we would be ready to return and live with Him again someday. Heavenly Father knew that during this life, none of us would be perfect. To overcome our sins and mistakes, God provided a Savior for us.
Missionaries can explain in detail the plan of salvation and the role of Jesus Christ, and they are happy to answer any questions you may have. The knowledge of God's plan can change your perspective and help you live life with more hope, joy, and purpose. You can also know how the teachings of Jesus Christ can help you live life with greater purpose, hope, and happiness, even in times of difficulty or uncertainty.
These truths are taught clearly in the Book of Mormon. You can receive your own copy of this book for free. Get a free copy of the Book of Mormon delivered by two missionaries who will share an uplifting message with you. We have sent you a confirmation link. Click to the link to complete your request. Life Before Birth. We once lived in the presence of God. Where did I come from?
God presented His plan to us. Jesus was chosen as our Savior. What is my purpose in life?
Where do we go after we die? The Spirit World. We will all live again. The Celestial Kingdom. The Terrestrial Kingdom. The Telestial Kingdom. The purpose of life on earth. God gave His Son to be our Savior.
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If you want to add your piece to the puzzle of existence by providing a scientific theory that stands up to experimentation and analysis, fine. I wish Heiser did the same. US August 16th, Thanks Jessie. You even admit that archaeology confirms events in the Bible, then claim the Bible is not about history.
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When God answers prayers in ways that are humanly impossible. When He absolutely levels you through a particular passage of Scripture. When another Christian has profound insight into your life. This should be a profound encouragement to us. This is a very insightful discussion of the presence of God.
The first verse of Scripture tells us that God created the heavens and the earth. The question arises as to what God was doing before He brought the universe into existence. Saint Augustine had two answers to those who asked what was God doing before creation. After all, what was He doing all that time before creation? After all, what was God doing all that time before He created?”. The first verse of the Bible reads: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis , emphasis added).
It is extremely encouraging and instructive for those who are either addicted to their feelings or at least judge their level of Christianity based on their feelings as well as those who have never experienced the feeling of the presence of God. He emphasizes that we cannot determine a level a relationship with God on an emotive scale but purely by the fruit of your life.
These blogs are so uplifting and fills the empty voids of my spirit.
God is using you in mighty ways. Amazing stuff. I love your emails. Thank you for this reminder! God Bless you?? This was a really good read. One time I was at a place of worship with my eyes closed and hands out in front of me, begging God that I wanted to feel him. He sees me and is there with me. I was a little spooked but so comforted. This blog helps me realize that I truly do see God in the every day, especially in scripture.
Thank you! Or are we? This is why Paul says in 1 Corinthians : Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?
Hebrews reminds us that the Word of God is alive: For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. He may convict you of sin and move you to repentance.
He may strengthen and encourage you in the depths of your soul. He may prompt you to pray for a struggling, straggling friend. He may drive you to your knees in worship. He lifts our burdens and gives us peace. He empowers us to overcome our sin. He heals the sick. He saves the rebel and takes hold of the wanderer.
He provides for our needs. When we pray, God takes action. Bounds says: Nothing is well done without prayer for the simple reason that it leaves God out of the account. Your small group meeting? Jesus is present. The Sunday gathering? You and a friend getting coffee and then praying together? I think this is partially why the author of Hebrews says : …not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Talk about motivation to stay close to other Christians! We can experience the beautiful, glorious presence of God every single day.