Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 by Samuel
Three-quarters of Americans (77 percent) agreed that people must contribute to their own effort for personal salvation.
Almost two-thirds of evangelicals (64 percent), and nearly as many Americans (60 percent) described heaven as a place where “all people will ultimately be reunited with their loved ones.”
Almost two-thirds (65 percent) said that most people are good by nature, even though everyone sins a little.
Sixty-four percent of Americans said God accepts the worship of all religions.
More than half (52 percent) said that Jesus is the “first and greatest being created by God.”
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Posted on Friday, August 21, 2015 by Samuel
“God is the highest good of the reasonable creature. The enjoyment of him is our proper; and is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Better than fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of any, or all earthly friends. These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.” (The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Vol. 17: Sermons and Discourses, 1730-1733)
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Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by Samuel
“Fight for us, O God, that we not drift numb and blind and foolish into vain and empty excitements. Life is too short, too precious, and too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst. Heaven is too great, hell is too horrible, and eternity is too long that we should putter around on the porch of eternity.”
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Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015 by Samuel
What! Get to heaven on your own strength? Why, you might as well try to climb to the moon on a rope of sand!
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Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015 by Samuel
“Fight for us, O God, that we not drift numb and blind and foolish into vain and empty excitements. Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst. Heaven is too great, hell is too horrible, eternity is too long that we should putter around on the porch of eternity.”
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Posted on Monday, September 15, 2014 by Samuel
Some have asked whether we shall know one another in heaven. Surely, our knowledge will not be diminished, but increased. The judgment of Luther and Anselm, and many other divines is, that we shall know one another; yea, the saints of all ages, whose faces we never saw; and, when we shall see the saints in glory without their infirmities of pride end passion, it will be a glorious sight.
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