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Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 1

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...

Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 2

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...

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...

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...

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...

Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 6

The lesson on November 22, 2015 was part 6 of the "Man, His Nature and Destiny" study.  As usual, a review of what was previously covered in the previous lessons in that there was irony used when the Lord used the analogy of the Rich Man and Lazaraus and used the pharisees doctrine against them to debunk their behavior as the spiritual leaders of Israel.  We have learned so far that Man is a soul (Gen.2:7), and the soul dies (Ezek. 18:4,20).  Man has a spirit and at death it returns back to God who gave it. (Eccl. 12:7). In death there is no consciousness – the dead know not anything. (...

Man, His Nature and Destiny - Part 7

The lesson on December 11, 2016 was part 7 and the final of the "Man, His Nature and Destiny" study.  This wraps up the study that took us into "The Apocalypse" sub-study to search out answers regarding the nature of man and the how we achieve eternal life.  We learned about the traditional view of man versus the scriptural view we learned through these two studies.  The combined studies covered 52 lessons.  In summary, we have learned that Man is a soul (Genesis.2:7).  The soul dies (Ezekiel 18:4,20). Man has a spirit and at death it returns back to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7).  ...