How many times is hell mentioned in the Bible? That depends on which translation you read. This video is a discussion of the words that have been historically translated as hell in English, and how those words should not have been translated that way. The concept of hell as a place of eternal conscious torment is not faithful to the Biblical text, nor is it faithful to the essence of Christianity. This video will give you good reasons to ditch the idea of eternal conscious torment in hell, and embrace a more Biblical view of the afterlife.
People sometimes have the idea that the Bible is a difficult book to read, but most of it really isn’t difficult. The Bible is an amazing book that reveals who God is and tells us the highlights of God’s history with humanity. Much of the Bible is exciting, some of it is a bit dull, and some parts are horrifying, but all of it is enlightening, and it has a great ending that includes you. This video is a short introduction to what is in the Bible, along with an invitation to read the Bible with me on live stream.
Many people feel completely alone in this world. Even some people who are rich and famous and seem to be surrounded by people who adore them still feel lonely. In this video, I hope to help those who have felt in despair because of loneliness by sharing some words of truth from the Lord Jesus. The truth is that you are never alone.
How long would it take to get a pizza to develop naturally if all the right ingredients were present? Those who promote the theory of evolution want us to believe that a bunch of swirling chemicals could naturally develop into complex living beings. Scientific observation and common sense give us a different picture of reality. We need more than the right ingredients, we need an intelligent being to put them into an ordered state. A pizza needs a pizza maker.
Eternal life in the kingdom of God will be much better than our lives here. But there are a few things that we won’t be able to do in God’s kingdom. This video is an encouragement and a reminder to do those things right now while you still have a chance. If you are feeling discouraged about your life and wondering what your purpose in this life is, I hope this video will inspire you to make the most of your time in this world
John the Baptist said, “I baptize you with water, but he [Jesus] will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.” What does it mean that Jesus will baptize us in the Holy Spirit? This topic causes a lot of confusion and controversy. In this video I hope to give you an understanding of the baptism in the Holy Spirit by answering these questions:
1- What is the baptism in the Holy Spirit?
2- Is the baptism in the Holy Spirit a one-time experience?
3- Is this an event you need to wait for like the disciples waited in Jerusalem? When does it happen?
4- What does it look like when someone is filled with the Spirit?
5- How do I know if I have the Holy Spirit?
6- Is there a difference between having the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Holy Spirit?
7- How do I know if I’ve been baptized the Holy Spirit?
Much of the misunderstanding comes from our modern understanding of word “baptism” as a formal religious event. To baptize just means to dunk. There isn’t just one type of baptism mentioned in the Bible. There are many baptisms. In addition to the Holy Spirit baptism, this video also explains the many types of baptisms mentioned in the Bible. Thanks for watching
Some people say that religions are like ice cream flavors. It doesn’t matter which religion you choose, it is all a matter of personal preference. But religions aren’t all the same. Religions aren’t like ice cream flavors, they are more like different types of food. The food you eat affects your health, and the religious ideas you embrace will affect your spiritual health. Not all religious ideas are equal. We cannot embrace all religious ideas as equal because some religious ideas are causing oppression and great harm to humanity. This video is a short illustration of this point. Thanks for watching!
An evangelical Bible thumping Christian talks about God’s love for the LGBT+ community and gives Biblical reasons for supporting the LGBT+ community and same-sex marriage. If you are part of the LGBT+ community, you have a place in the family of God.
Most verses from the Bible are read from the New International Version 2011.
Books mentioned in this video:
God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines
Torn by Justin Lee
A Change of Affection by Beckett Cook
Same-Sex Attraction and the Church by Ed Shaw
Credit is due to Matthew Vines for several points made in this video. For deeper discussion on the verses discussed in the video I recommend reading God and the Gay Christian.