– God has made provision for everyone to be saved by exercising faith and acceptance of Jesus and His work of salvation – John 3:16, Romans 8:1

– Repent and be converted – Acts 2:38, 3:19

– Believe in Jesus and be baptized – Mark 16:16

– Claim the saving grace of Jesus daily – Romans 10:13

– God created a perfect world that was free of evil and suffering – Genesis 1:31

– A disobedient and rebellious being introduced sin into the world – Isaiah 14:12-15

– This rebellious being introduced sin and trouble in heaven and earth – Revelation 12:7, Genesis 3: 1-6

– The presence of sin in our world leads to decay, suffering and death – Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12, and Romans 6:23

– God is good and ready to forgive – Psalm 86:5

– God promises us that He will forgive our sins – Isaiah 1:18

– God forgives us and cleanses us from unrighteousness – 1 John 1:8-9

– God offers us grace and forgiveness – Ephesians 1:7

– God does not hold our sins against us when we have been forgiven – Micah 7:19

– Baptism is an expression of confession of sin, repentance and acceptance of Jesus as your Saviour – Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-4, Matthew 3:5-6

– Baptism opens the gateway to salvation in Jesus – Mark 16:16

– Baptism marks the entrance into a life of spiritual service – Matthew 3:16-17

  • – Pray that you will be spared the power of temptation – Luke 22:40, Proverbs 7:6-27
  • – Trust in the power of God to help you overcome – 1 Corinthians 10:13
  • – Resist the devil – James 4:7
  • – Exercise spiritual discipline and make good choices – Proverbs 1:10
  • – Focus on what is good – Philippians 4:8

– Hell (Sheol or hades) is the grave – Ecclesiastes 3:18-20

– Hell is synonymous with a state or place of utter condemnation and destruction – Matthew 23:23, Proverbs 15:11, Proverbs 27:20

– Hell expresses a state or place of finality – Deuteronomy 32:22, Matthew 5:29

– God takes away the persons breath and the person returns to the dust – Genesis 2:7, Psalm 104:29, Ecclesiastes 12:7

– The dead has no consciousness, no power and no knowledge of anything – Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, 10

– The dead remains in the grave until the resurrection – John 5:28-29, Acts 2:29, 34, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

– NO, the Bible does not specifically mention COVID-19.

– The Bible does prophecy about pestilences in the last days – Matthew 24:7

– Bible prophecy portrays nations to be in great distress and perplexities in the last days – Luke 21:25

– The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week – Exodus 20:8-11

– The Sabbath is the seventh day that was blessed and sanctified by God from creation – Genesis 2:1-3

– The Sabbath is the seventh that was observed as the day of rest just after Jesus was crucified and before Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week – Luke 23:50 – Luke 24:1

– God’s commandments are enduring – Psalm 111:7-8

– Every commandment is important – Matthew 5:18

– They form a complete whole – James 2:10

– Love for God is demonstrated through obedience to his commandments – John 14:15, 15:10

– No one knows the day nor the hour when Jesus will come again – Matthew 25:13

– The signs tell us that Jesus will return soon – Luke 21:25-28

– Jesus’ return will be sudden and surprising to many – 2 Peter 3:10

– Since we do not know the day when Jesus will return, we should always be ready – Matthew 24:44

– He is preparing a place for us – John 14:1-3

– He is administering the work of redemption – Hebrews 8:1-2

– We can learn more about Jesus’ work in heaven from a study of the Old Testament Sanctuary services – Exodus 25:8, Hebrews 8:4-6

– He is determining the eternal destiny of each person – Daniel 7:9-10, Acts 17:31, Romans 2:16, 2 Timothy 4:8, Revelation 22:12

– He will execute judgment on every human being. Revelation 22:12

– The dead in Christ will be resurrected and shall put on immortality and those who are alive and faithful to Christ will be changed from mortal to immortal beings. 1 Corinthians 15:50-53

– The righteous who have been resurrected and the righteous who are alive at the time of the second advent will be caught up to meet Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

– The righteous who have been caught up with Jesus at the Second Advent will reign with Jesus in heaven for 1000 years. Revelation 20:4-6, John 14:1-3, Philippians 3:20

– At the Second Advent of Christ, those who were not faithful to Christ and are alive, the brightness of the Coming of Christ will slay them. 2 Thessalonians 2:8.

Additional Notes:

– After the 1000 years are expired, those in heaven will return in the New Jerusalem, Revelation 21:2.

– At that time, all the dead who did not accept Jesus’ saving grace will be resurrected. They along with Satan and his evil forces will mount a final challenge against the reign of Christ. Fire will come down from heaven and devour them all. Revelation 20:6-15

– The New Jerusalem will come down from heaven to earth. The New Earth will be paradise and the saints will live in this paradise forever. Revelation 21:-14

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