Salvation

Are Children Born Lost or Saved?

"Dear Larry Wilson: I have wondered about the eternal destiny of infants and young children who die before reaching the age of accountability. Are they "lost" or "saved?" Sincerely, Crystal " Dear Crystal: For twenty centuries, Christians have debated the question of how God deals with the death of young children. In ancient times, infant…

Salvation

What Will the Kingdom of Heaven be Like?

"From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent[change your attitudes and ways], for the kingdom of heaven is near.’" –Matthew 4:17(insertion mine) For many people, the word "Heaven" refers to an ideal place or a state of perfection. Of course, different people have different views on what constitutes perfection and this explains why there…

Salvation

Fishing for Souls Part 2

Jesus said, "And do not call anyone on Earth "father", for you have one Father, and he is in Heaven. Nor are you to be called "teacher", for you have one Teacher, the Christ." -Matthew 23:9,10 Between A.D. 538 and 1798 the clergy of the Catholic Church lorded "divine authority" over the nations of Europe…

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Fishing for Souls Part 1

Ancient Proverb — "As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them." — -Ecclesiastes 9:12 Fishing for Souls All living creatures experience hunger. This fact is important to fishermen because they know that fish can be caught…

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Two Big Pictures Make One

From time to time it is important that we interrupt the normal process of Bible study in the Day Star and gather up a number of lose ends so that we don't lose sight of the big picture. Since this is our first issue for year 2000, I thought a summary statement about two topics…