Dualism

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Is There Any Evidence for the Soul?

An Important Foundation There are many things that we, as Christians, take for granted regarding what we believe about the nature of God and the nature of our physical world. Many of these necessary truths are accepted without much examination, [Read More]

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What the Bible Says About the Soul

The Very Nature of the Soul A serious examination of the logical and philosophical evidence for dualism (the existence of two realties: the seen and the unseen, the material and the immaterial) will lead us to conclude that there IS [Read More]

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Do Animals Have Souls?

Are Animals Valuable to God? Whenever Christians start talking about the nature of the soul and its immortal existence, a simple question inevitably arises: do animals have souls? Now this question is somewhat loaded because what is really being asked [Read More]

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What Happens to Our Soul When We Die?

What Happens to the Body and the Soul? In our series on dualism, we’ve been looking at the philosophical and Biblical evidence for the existence of the unseen spiritual world. We’ve been doing this because, as Christians, we believe that [Read More]

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The Nature of Heaven

We’re Talking About Something Eternal Here As we get ready to examine the nature of Heaven, let’s try to keep one thing in mind. Remember that we, as humans, were designed by God to live eternally, a unique and mysterious [Read More]

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What Does the Bible Teach About Purgatory?

The Best Evidence Imagine that you are sitting on a jury at a homicide trial. The prosecution offers two pieces of evidence: a fingerprint belonging to the defendant that was found on the murder weapon lying next to the victim, [Read More]

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Are There Different Degrees of Reward in Heaven?

Is Reward the Same As Salvation? As Christians, we believe that we are saved solely by the GRACE of God. When we say this, we mean to say that we believe that God sets us apart for salvation based not [Read More]

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The Existence and Nature of Angelic Beings

Is There Life Out There? As a very young man, I found myself intrigued by television and movie accounts of extra-terrestrial life. I was a huge Star Wars, Star Trek and E.T. fan. Many of us have imagined and wondered [Read More]

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Does Each of Us Have a Guardian Angel?

Do We Have Guardian Angels? Let’s take a look at the age old argument for the existence of “guardian angels”. When we say ‘guardian angel’, we are really talking about the existence of angels that have been specifically assigned to [Read More]

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What is the Nature and Strategy of Satan?

His Name Gives Him Away We’ve already spent some time studying the reality of the existence of the personal being that we, as Christians, call “Satan”. You can examine the philosophical and Biblical evidence for his existence HERE. But once [Read More]

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Is Satan Real?

Is a Subordinate Evil Power Reasonable? There are a variety of opinions about the existence of evil in our world. We all seem to recognize that it exists, but trying to understand its source is quite a challenge. The concept [Read More]

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Is There an Eternal Conscious Hell?

What Are the Possibilities? As Christians, we sometimes take the notion of Hell for granted. After all, we’ve grown up with the idea of a place of punishment after death for those who have offended God. In fact, our entire [Read More]

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What Did the Early Christians Believe About Hell?

The Earliest Teaching As we seek to understand what the Bible teaches about Hell, it may be helpful to understand what the earliest believers believed and taught. The teachings of the early believers have been preserved for us in the [Read More]

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Are There Different Degrees of Punishment in Hell?

Aren’t All Sins the Same? As we get ready to examine whether or not there are differing degrees of punishment in Hell, we really need to start with a question about sin, because Christians across the globe often base what [Read More]

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Can The Idea of Hell Be Defended?

Lots of Doubts While the Bible clearly teaches that Hell is a reality, many of us are still so repulsed by the idea that we just naturally find ourselves raising a number of objections to the idea that God would [Read More]

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Do Christians Believe That Demons Are the Cause of Illnesses?

Angelic Beings That Have Rejected God While angelic beings were originally were created to love God, some have rejected him entirely. Sound familiar? In many ways the story of angelic beings parallels our own experiences as humans. Demons have rebelled [Read More]

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