Companies are creating microchip implants which can provide health benefits and enable you to buy and sell merchandise more securely. But many Christians see this as the “Mark of the Beast”? If companies sold an implantable microchip, would you get one? What if the government required people to get one? Would you then?
Some say that Jesus talked about hell more than heaven and so we should do the same. Rubbish! Jesus didn’t talk about hell more than heaven. He really didn’t talk about either too much. We don’t threaten or bribe people into the Kingdom of God, but simply lay a grand vision for what life could be like with Jesus.
Many wonder what heaven will be like. It will be like Susan Boyle getting to do what she was made for. It will be like life, but without the pain and death. Heaven is not about sitting on clouds playing harps. It will be like this life, but without the pain, regret, and fear. Life will be what it was always meant to be.
Revelation 3:5 says that those who overcome will not be blotted out of the book of life. So if we do not overcome, we will get blotted out? No! Revelation 3:5 is using a figure of speech called litotes where a positive truth is stated in a negative way for emphasis. This post explains more detail about this figure of speech, how we often use it today in our own conversations, and how it helps us understand what Jesus is saying in Revelation 3:5.