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The Kingdom of Heaven is Near!

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near!” (Matthew 4:17)

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Introduction: On Earth as it is In Heaven

Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)

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On Earth as it is In Heaven, by Lee Woofenden – Online Edition

Dear Readers, In 2005 I published a book containing a series of sermons that I had preached a couple of years earlier. Here is the description from the back cover (links added): On Earth as it is In Heaven Reflections

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The Extreme Weakness of Faith Alone and Penal Substitution

A recent comment on the article, “What is the biblical basis against Sola Fide (salvation by faith alone, apart from works)?” led to a multi-part question by a regular reader of this blog named Rami. You can read his comment

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Death and Rebirth: Conclusion

For Chapter 4, click here. As the rock group The Police say in their song of the same title, “We are spirits in the material world.” While the hope of an afterlife certainly fuels our fascination with near-death experiences, we

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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 4: Our Third Stage After Death

For Chapter 3, click here. Near-death experiencers who meet the being of light say that this being emphasizes love and learning as the most important things in life. The love must come from within, but much of our learning comes

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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 3: Our Second Stage After Death

For Chapter 2, click here. After we die we initially go back to an out­ward lifestyle similar to the one we had before we died. But that doesn’t last long. Soon our outer layers start getting peeled away one by one,

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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 2: Our First Stage After Death

For Chapter 1, click here. In his Forward to The Tibetan Book of the Dead John Woodroffe says: Life immediately after death is, according to this view, as Spiritists assert, similar to, and a continuation of, the life preceding it.

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Death and Rebirth, Chapter 1: The Experience of Dying

For the Introduction, click here. There is a difference between Swedenborg’s experience and the experiences of people who have come close to dying and have returned. When Swedenborg described the spiritual world and the process of dying in Heaven and

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Can I be Saved if I Hate my Mother?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Mary: Greetings, Lee. I have been an Eastern Orthodox Christian my entire life, despite brief forays into other denominations, even considering myself an agnostic

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