Hope Sabbath School - CC

A lively discussion of a weekly topic which is reviewed by a rotating group of twelve young adults. Viewers from around the world participate in the one-hour Bible study program.

Hope Sabbath School - CC

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Resurrections Before the Cross

This study looks at certain cases of individuals who were resurrected prior to the crucifixion of Christ. Of all these individuals who died, only Moses went straight to heaven. All the rest were brought back to life here on earth. As we look into these accounts we will find clues that help us form a clearer picture of death.

Jesus Died for Us

Christ’s resurrection is central to our faith, because in His resurrection we have the surety of our own. But before Christ was resurrected from the dead, He, of course, had to die. This is why, amid the agony of Gethsemane, in anticipation of His death, He prayed: “ ‘Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? “Father, save Me from this hour”? But for this purpose I came to this hour’ ” (John 12:27, NKJV). And that purpose was to die. This STUDY will focus on Christ’s death and what it means for the promise of eternal life.

Christ’s Victory Over Death

The Cross is Christ’s victory over sin, death, and the devil; and His resurrection is the culminating triumphal event. Death could not retain Jesus, for He never committed sin and was sinless in all His actions. Jesus’ death is the central point of His accomplishments; however, the Cross without the resurrection would become only a beautiful philosophy of unselfish service and have no salvific significance. Furthermore, the Cross without the resurrection would be a demonstration of sacrificial love but have no power to transform lives and bring a decisive solution to the problem of sin and death. It would be incapable of providing eternal life for believers (Rom. 3:21–26).

The New Testament Hope

This study will delve into the New Testament passages about the resurrection from the dead. Whether from Paul and the other apostles or from Jesus Himself, none say anything about immortal souls or spirits already being in heaven. The New Testament hope is found in the resurrection and the Second Coming.

Challenging Bible Passages About Death

This study examines biblical passages that have been proposed by some as promoting the immortality of the soul and/or the existence of a foreverburning hell. These reflections should strengthen our own convictions and help us to answer kindly those who question this crucial teaching.

The Fires of Hell and Eternal Torment

The eternal destinies of the righteous and wicked are described in sharp contrast to each other. The first group receives everlasting life, and the other group will experience God’s painful judgment of condemnation and be totally annihilated. The big lie of eternal punishment and of the perpetual suffering of the wicked in hell is built on the satanic deception expressed in the Garden of Eden: “ ‘You will not surely die’ ” (Gen. 3:4, NKJV) Another teaching that has arisen through this is the concept of purgatory which removes accountability for personal actions in this life and provides a false sense of security of a second chance, which is never mentioned in the Bible.

End-Time Tricks and Lies

Our world increasingly has accepted manifestations of the supernatural. Mysticism, accounts of near-death experiences (NDEs), belief in reincarnation, necromancy, ancestor worship, and spiritism all contribute to the normalization of such things in our society and to the confusion about the afterlife. This study will focus on what we can do to fortify ourselves against the schemes of the devil.

The Great Controversy Worldview

The biblical worldview of human nature is a unity of all aspects of our existence, namely, physical, mental/intellectual, emotional, volitional, spiritual, and social, aspects that do not exist separately or independently from each other. All are put together by our Creator God in a marvelous and unseparated unity, and everything needs to be sanctified by God (1 Thess. 5:23).

The Judging Process

God is our Judge (Isa. 35:4). As our Judge, He is impartial in His judgment. This is good news for us. As fallen beings with imperfect judgment and a tendency toward partiality and prejudice, we tend to transport some folks into heaven and then refuse others entry. God knows human hearts, thinking, and motives; thereby, He alone can deliver to every human being an unbiased and just sentence. Through His judgments, God restores His glory and vindicates His character. He does so openly and consistently so that everyone can know who He is (Ps. 34:8). God wants all intelligent beings in the universe to understand His purposes and to know that He deals with evil fairly, punishes the wicked appropriately, and saves sinners justly (Ezek. 18:21, 23, 32; Ezek. 33:11; Rom. 3:21–26).

Making All Things New

This study will reflect upon God’s promise to us of new skies and a new earth. It will also look into the topic of the temple in heaven and the end of death and tears. As we shall see, God’s love wins in the end.

Rebellion in a Perfect Universe

Many thinkers have tried to explain the origin of evil. Some suggest that evil always has existed because, in their view, good can be appreciated only in contrast to evil. Others believe that the world was created perfect but, somehow, evil emerged. For example, in Greek mythology, evil started when the curious Pandora opened a sealed box out of which flew all the evils of the world (this myth, however, does not explain the origin of the evils supposedly hidden in that box).

Death in a Sinful World

This study will reflect on the fall of Adam and Eve, on how sin and death took over our world, and on how God planted a seed of hope for humanity even back in Eden.

Understanding Human Nature

This study will consider how the Old Testament defines human nature and the condition of human beings at death.

The Old Testament Hope of Eternal Life With God

The Old Testament teaches about the resurrection. The resurrection is the time when God will wake up His dead followers at the Second Coming. This teaching fills us with hope. But how does the resurrection happen? How can a body that is burned to ashes or that rots in the grave come alive again? In this study we look at what some Old Testament writers say about the final resurrection.

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A lively discussion of a weekly topic which is reviewed by a rotating group of twelve young adults. Viewers from around the world participate in the one-hour Bible study program.

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