In Part 6 of the series, we discuss the attempts to tap into dark powers. These attempts we place under the umbrella term "Occult." What are some of these practices? Why are they appealing? Is it all fake or is there anything real going on? And how should the people of God view these practices?
The Bible teaches a two-stage understanding of the afterlife. The final stage is the general resurrection of the just and the unjust. The Bible spends most of its time speaking of this final stage. But what happens in between the time of my death and the time of Jesus' coming? We begin with some of the options of how people ancient and modern have understood this intermediate state and then examine biblical clues on stage one of our existence beyond the grave.
In what can be a confusing passage (Romans 7), Paul speaks of 2 battles of inner warfare: one before meeting Christ that is always lost...and one that is ongoing as a Christian that is won.
Sanctification is the process of God making us holy, as He is holy. 1 Thessalonians 5 gives us 3 components of our sanctification - SPIRIT, SOUL, and BODY. We explore all 3.