Studies

Man, His Nature and Destiny

Man, His Nature and Destiny

This study looks at Man, His Nature and Destiny.  It comes after the First Corinthians study which looked at the resurrection and the attributes of the resurrected body.  This study will look at why God created man, what was his purpose in the plan of God.  We will learn abut the tri-part attributes of a human with the body, soul and spirit.  Death and resurrection will be analyzed and how one might find immortality.  This study will be surely important to grow in your understanding of God's plan for you if you choose to pay attention and respond to the truth of it.

Lessons

Man, His Nature and Destiny

The lesson on October 18, 2015 was part 1 of the new "Man, His Nature and Destiny" study.  Part one lays the foundation for this study which looks at the create of man and the attributes of the adamic body in relation to his fellowship with God.  In the First Corinthians study we learned much about ressurrection and that will be part of this study.  The primary issues that were established from this first lesson was 1.) the preservation of God's word.  God said in Matthew 24:35 that heaven and earth will pass away but his word does not.  2.) What is death?  When God told Adam that if he eats of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, in that day he will surely die, what did God mean since Adam died over 900 years later?  3.) In this study, what is our responsibility to proclaim and hold to the truth rightly divided?  The scripture reading was in Genesis 2:18-25 KJV

Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 01
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Man, His Nature and Destiny

The lesson on October 25, 2015 was part 2 of the "Man, His Nature and Destiny" study.  A brief review of the previous lesson started this lesson and continued with looking at Gehenna in relation to the consequences and issues that arise when looking at this topic.  Consequences occur when looking at Man's nature because it impacts certain doctrines.   We learned about the Council, the Judgement and Geheena is very Jewish and the context of these issues are relevant to Israel because we looked at some Old Testament scriptures that identified the origin of the Valley of the Son of Hinnom and what occured there in relation to Gehenna.  The scripture reading was from Matthew 5:22-32 KJV

Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 02
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Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 3

The lesson on November 1, 2015 was part 3 of the "Man, His Nature and Destiny" study.  This lesson reviewed what we learned about Gehenna from part 2 and studied the terms Sheol and Hades.  Traditionally, these terms are associated with the location of those souls who have been judged and the location reserved for the devil and his angels but when you study the Greek and the context of when and how these words are used, we learn that they are descriptive of places involving local judgement or the grave.  It is important to understand what these words mean and how it impacts man's destiny with their immortal soul.  The scripture reading was in Psalms 16:9-11 KJV

Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 03
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Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 4

The lesson on November 8, 2015 was part 4 of the "Man, His Nature and Destiny" study.  A quick review of the previous lesson was given and then the lesson turned to Luke 14-16, particularly the Bible story of the rich man and Lazarus.  The context of the parables and lessons given by the Lord in these chapters are in direct conflict of the Pharisees who were not in good favor with Jesus.  We learn of their desire to be above everyone else and how that was contrary to what the Lord wanted.  In learning of the context, it clarifies the contradictions found in chapter 16 in what is being described as in intermediate state between death and resurrection.  In the end, we learned that what was said in chapter 16 was based on what the Pharisees believed and the Lord used it against them to prove how wrong they were.  There is no Abraham's bosom and there is no intermediate state upon death.  The scripture reading was from Luke 16:19-31 KJV

Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 04
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Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 5

The lesson on November 15, 2015 was part 5 of the "Man, His Nature & Destiny" study.  This lesson reviewed what was covered last time about the Rich Man and Lazarus passage being one of parody specifically addressing Levitical beliefs.  Luke 16 does not give the Christian doctrine that aligns with the other teaching of death and resurrection nor does it support the idea of a temporary state between death and resurrection.  The Lord was simply using parody and irony to point out to the Pharisee's their improper beliefs and how far off they were in pleasing God.  This lesson continues to expound on these ideas and solidifies our understanding of how the Lord was using this to make a point to the Pharisees.  The scripture reading was from Luke 16:8-13 KJV

Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 05
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