Jehovah's Witnesses have posted on their website that they have been able to unravel the role of Jesus Christ before he came to the earth to die for our salvation. They wrote that archangel Michael is no other person but Jesus Christ. They noted that Jesus had returned to heaven to continue his work as archangel Michael.
Jesus Christ himself is the one who made it known that he will come like a Thief at night and many religious critics are finding the statement to be at odd with the teachings of Jesus Christ himself. Why would Jesus say that he is coming like a Thief?
Christianity was but a source of inspiration, faith and salvation to many people around the world, but sometimes we put our faith and our indoctrination aside and responded to certain questions with our sense of reasoning, common sense and critical thinking so as to understand whatever faith we are in.
In Christianity, the rapture, the eschatological (in relation to the latter days and events), the idea that Christians alive and dead go to heaven to meet Jesus Christ during the Second Coming (Parousia). From the expectation of the rapture sprang the idea that Jesus will return to redeem all the members of the Church.
Jesus Christ made a promise that he would come back and take his people home to a place already prepared for them. He made this promise over 2000 years ago and till today, he is not yet back. In the early phase of Christianity, people believe that Jesus Christ would come back in their lifetime.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a cry, with the voice of the archangel, and with the God-given trump: and the dead in Christ shall rise first." 1 Thessalonians 4:16. Many Christians think, as I do, that the rapture is heaven's next big agenda, based on the Lord's revelations to His church and their comparison to current happenings across the world (Matthews 24, Luke 21:5-36).
Our adherence to 1 Thessalonians 5:22, which exhorts us to avoid all appearances of evil, rescues us from disaster. Many times in the Bible, we are warned against having association with the ungodly in order to avoid becoming caught in their wickedness. In Proverbs 1:10, for example, the Bible says:
The Bible is one of the most sacred books in the world, because it contains God's teachings as well as his laws and commands. Aside from that, the Bible instructs Christians on how to live on earth in order to enter into paradise. However, a large number of people (even some Christians) do not read their bibles, and as a result, they are unaware of several things that they should not be doing.
"Remember: Even when we were with you, we told you that if somebody refused to work, he should not eat". 2 Thessalonians 3:10. Laziness is described as a refusal to labor or use energy in the pursuit of a goal. It can also be used to describe someone who is sedentary, slow, or sluggish.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. It is so easy to stop praying and losing faith because things are not going according to what you were hoping.
God continues in His endeavor to give us the kingdom and to make us like Him by revealing to us some of the immoral traits and habits that are unconsciously eating deep into our fabric and may bring animosity between us and Him if we do not repent. The first is the tendency of intervening in business and argument that is unimportant to us (Proverbs 26 vs 17).
God cares about every part of us—spirit, soul, and body—because He loves us so deeply (1 Thessalonians 5:23). He is particularly interested in how we look and portray ourselves in front of others as His children and ambassadors who represent Him to the rest of the world.
Whether you believe in the bible or not, there seem to be a lot of wisdom in some scriptures in there. The world of dating has become so complex and challenging that maybe it’s about time we revisit some of the wise words in the holy scriptures, that are specifically dedicated to being in a companionship.
It doesn’t matter who you are, at some point, we all struggle with our faith. It may be a struggle with illness, a family or personal problem or simply a gap in your relationship with God. It’s always good to reconnect.
I was already a lecturer at the University of Lagos when I was reborn, and I felt I was wonderful. I was aware of the locations of a few Bible books at the time. When the teacher addressed questions in Sunday School back then, illiterate market women would rise and answer, "As I understand that question, according to 1st Thessalonians..." I had no idea there was a book of the Bible named Thessalonians, let alone whether there was a first or second one.
We are saved from tragedy by our dedication to 1 Thessalonians 5:22, which exhorts us to avoid all indications of evil. We are admonished many times in the Bible to avoid associating with the ungodly in order to avoid becoming entangled in their wickedness. The Bible, for example, writes in Proverbs 1:10:
Eternal death is the same as eternal damnation. It describes the state of being without God for all eternity. Those who die physically and leave this world without repenting of their sins and accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour are condemned to eternal death. This is also known as the second death, and it refers to unbelievers' final expulsion from God's presence.
Prophet TB Joshua was a man of wisdom and a man who only preached the message of hope and love to all man kind in Africa and outside Africa. Many Nations of the world could come to the Synagogue church of all Nations just to hear the news of hope from the man of God senior Prophet TB Joshua.
There's a phrase in Yorubaland, where I grew up, that says, "What you wouldn't eat, you shouldn't sniff." The best method to avoid temptation is to avoid anything that looks to contradict God's commandments. It's said in 1 Thessalonians 5:22:
In the Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom recounts an occurrence that taught her to be grateful at all times. She and her sister, Betsy, had recently been moved to Ravensbruck, Germany's deadliest prison camp. When they arrived at the barracks, they discovered that they were terribly overcrowded and flea-infested.