Lesson 10: The Fires of Hell (Isaiah 66, Mark 9, Revelation 20)

Do people seriously think about hell? How many books and movies have characters who say, "See you in hell?" If the speaker truly believed hell was an eternally burning fire, that statement would not be made casually. If it is eternal torture serious people would make it a very high priority to avoid hell. Instead, most people (including me) think in terms of missing out on heaven. And what does hell say about God? The gospel story is that God is more than fair to humans when He gave up Himself to allow us to choose eternal life. Can "more than fair," also be more than unjust? Seventy-years of sin deserves eternal torture? Let's dive into our Bibles and see what it has to say about hell!

The Current Quarter’s Bible Studies on Death, Dying, and Future Hope.

Lesson 9
Contrary Passages?
(Luke 16 & 23, John 20, 1 Peter 3, Revelation
Whenever I have to argue before a court I try to think of all the questions that I am likely to be asked by the judges. I carefully consider what is the best answer, and then I practice that answer...
Lesson 8
The New Testament Hope
(1 John 5, John 3 & 16, James 1)
Logic was an important class in college. It taught me that certain kinds of arguments were fallacies - defective ways of thinking. Logical fallacies can be recognized by patterns of arguments. This...
Lesson 7 Christ’s Victory Over Death (John 20, Matthew 27, 1 Thessalonians 4)
Lesson 7 Christ’s Victor
(John 20, Matthew 27, 1 Thessalonians 4)
I am not a baseball fan. The games seem slow and endless. No doubt many readers will disagree. Imagine a baseball game (or football, or hockey, or boxing) that never ended. Would you be satisfied w...
Lesson 6
He Died for Us
(Revelation 13, Romans 1, John 3 & 19)
In 2004 I attended the National Religious Broadcasters convention and saw an advance copy of Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." When I returned to my hotel I fell on my knees in sorrow for my si...
Lesson 5
Resurrections Before the Cro
(Jude 9, Zechariah 3, 1 Kings 17, 2 Kings 4, Mark
The Bible records Old Testament prophets who raised the dead to life. The New Testament tells us that Jesus raised the dead to life, and that Peter and Paul did also. What purpose do these resurrec...
Lesson 4
The Old Testament Hope
(Psalms 49 & 71, Isaiah 26, Daniel 12)
Why do you remain a Christian? When I've considered turning away what stopped me was the thought of living life without God. Central to my life is knowing that God is with me in every challenge. Pa...
Lesson 3
Understanding Human Nature
(Genesis 2-3, Ecclesiastes 12, Matthew 17)
When you think of traffic laws, I expect that you do not want a police officer pulling you over and giving you a ticket. But, you believe in firmly enforcing the traffic laws against others. Right?...
Lesson 2
Death in a Sinful World
(Genesis 3)
Imagine you are Satan. You have rebelled against God and you and your allied angels have been (or are about to be) tossed out of heaven. What do you do? We know from Revelation 12:7-9 that Satan en...
Lesson 1
Rebellion in a Perfect Unive
(Matthew 13, Ezekiel 28, 1 John 4)
How did evil arise in the perfect universe created by God? Some Christians say that imperfect humans can never fully understand a perfect and all-knowing God. That is true, but some questions go to...

Emotional Intelligence

Can the Bible help you get promoted at work? Can the Bible increase your pay? Can the Bible help you keep your job? Improve your marriage? The answer is “Yes!” The Bible teaches principles of “emotional intelligence” that can actually help you to be smarter and get along better. Bruce Cameron, the writer of these Bible studies and a law professor, has published a paper written for lawyers which presents 17 Bible-based rules of emotional intelligence which God gave us to improve our lives. Best of all, Professor Cameron’s paper is free and you do not have to be a lawyer to understand it. To get your free copy, first click on this link. Second, when you see the title of the paper (EI, EI, Oh What an Employee), click on the “One-Click Download” and the paper will download to your computer as a PDF. If you have friends who want to read the paper, have them go to the website and download it as well.