The Cost Of Missing The Boat


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People penned up in the fiery section of Hades may or may not be fully aware of all
they've lost. Many are doubtless aware of at least their loss of immortality; but I'm
not so sure they know about the bulk of their loss because not even that many
Christians are aware of all they've gained by their association with Christ.

We today are living in what's sometimes called the church age; which is an era that
began with the day of Pentecost per Acts 2:1-2 wherein Christ has been busy
assembling the "my church" he spoke of in Matt 16:18.

The "my church" is very fortunate because it's a joint-heir (a.k.a. heir in common)
with God's son in his Father's estate. (Eph 1:11 and Rom 8:16 17)

A joint-heir is different than a regular heir. Regular heirs are apportioned an
individual percentage of their benefactor's estate. But joint-heirs inherit, not a
percentage, but the entire estate, as community property, i.e. whatever the Father
bequeathed His son, He bequeathed everyone associated with His son.

For example: supposing a benefactor's estate totals 60 acres of land, 18 gold bars,
plus a hedge fund worth 200,000 US Dollars; and he left it all to six heirs in
common. In that situation; the heirs are corporately one beneficiary instead of six;
viz: all six inherit all the land, all the gold, and the entire fund as if each one were
the only heir.

The extent of the Father's estate is astonishing. It encompasses not only all that is
in Heaven, but also whatever pertains to the new cosmos spoken of in Isa 66:17,
2Pet 3:13, and Rev 21:1; and I don't know what else.

John 3:35 . .The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 16:15 . . All things that the Father has are mine

Heb 2:5 . . It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come

It's a good thing that God's son has been appointed chief executive officer of his
Father's estate because I don't think anybody else among men could ever be relied
upon to manage it properly.

Point being: disbelievers in today's era who fail to be accepted into the "my church"
will end up as deprived paupers in the afterlife, whereas those associated with
God's son will be members of a powerful oligarchy-- wealthy and privileged beyond


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FAQ: The Bible says that a Christian's life on earth terminated the day they came
to faith in Christ; and from the day on, God stopped keeping a record of their sins.
(Rom 6:3-7, Col 3:3, and 2Cor 5:19). What about the afterlife? What's to be done
about the sins Christians commit there?

A: When Christians undergo the supernatural birth about which Christ spoke at
John 3:3-8, they are imperceptibly regenerated with a nature that not only doesn't
sin, but cannot sin.

1John 3:7-9 . .The one who practices sin is of the Devil; for the Devil has sinned
from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that he might
destroy the works of the Devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because
His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

Two fathers are on view in that passage.

The first is the Devil; identified in the third chapter of the book of Genesis as the
Serpent (Rev 12:9). Human nature as we know it among ourselves, was fathered
by the Devil; which explains why humans are natural-born sinners.

The second father is God, identified in the first chapter of Genesis as the supreme
being responsible for creating the cosmos-- all its forms of life, matter, and energy.
Divine nature, as we know it in the person of God's son, is fathered by the creator;
which explains why Christ is a natural-born sinless man instead of a natural-born
sinful man.

The human nature and the divine nature are not joined at the hip as an amalgam of
good and evil. God separates the two natures by means of a rather unusual form of
circumcision (Col 2:11) making it possible for Christians to enter the afterlife as
100% righteous people.