The Biblical Rules of Death: Who, What, Where, & Why we have to die
Rule #3: There is no forgiveness without blood (Heb 9:22)
In the Old Testament era, priests offered the blood of animals to try to reconcile sinful humans with the righteous God. The offering of innocent blood as a sacrifice for the sins of men was established by God (Genesis 3:21).
Hebrews 10:4 “It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.”
However, the blood of animals could only postpone the penalty of sin (Hebrews 10:4-1). It was like paying the annual interest on a loan but being incapable of repaying the principal amount. The sacrifice of bulls and goats kept their relationship with God active – but only temporarily. In the end, their sin debt was still outstanding and until it was paid, they could not go to heaven. Continue reading →
The judgment that determines a person’s eternal destination is, without question, the most significant judgment for each of us. The Judgment at Death is that judgment.
The Judgement of Actions and Consequences could be considered a law (like the law of gravity). It condemns all who commit sin to die a physical death (Romans 5:12). But the Judgment at Death is the point where the consequences of an individual’s sins are dealt with. It is the event where a person is either allowed entry into heaven, or condemned to hell.
So, how good must I be to enter heaven?
Question: From the list below, pick the person(s) from the Bible who, because of their personal righteousness, God allowed into heaven:
(a) Saint Paul
(b) Apostle John
(c) King David
(d ___(fill in the blank)___
(e) None of above
It just seems that life is not fair. Some folks are smart, rich, and beautiful while the rest of us have little or nothing to brag about. Our jobs are dead-end and our lives are a rat race. Our financial problems lead to family problems which end in divorce and pain. All the while, there are people who inherited money, good looks, and ease. Why do I deserve this? Life is not fair! And after all this life’s problems, we die! WHY?