The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most important teachings of the Christian faith. However, it is often misunderstood. In this book, Don Stewart gives an easy-to-understand explanation of this all-important topic. This includes answering the following questions. - Does the Bible Teach That Only One God Exists? - How Can There Be One God In Three Persons? - In What Ways Is The Doctrine Of The Trinity Important For Christian Belief? - What Are Some Common Misconceptions About The Doctrine Of The Trinity? - Do Christians Believe In Three Different Gods? (Tritheism) - Does It Really Matter If A Person Believes In The Trinity?
The World Into Which Jesus Came
What The World Was Like In The First Century A.D.
What was the world like into which Jesus came? What were the different political and religious divisions of the Holy Land?
This first section will examine the historical background of the world that saw the coming of Christ as well as some of the important characters that were prominent in the four gospels.
The Life And Ministry Of Jesus
This section examines some of the key elements of the public ministry of Jesus. Although His public life was for a period of a few short years, He has influenced the course of this world as none other.
In this first section, we will find out why He came to this world, His relationship to the Law of Moses, His miraculous deeds, and His relationship to Bible prophecy.
The Betrayal, Trial, And Death Of Jesus The Last Days Of Christ
This final section will look at some of the events of the end of the life of Jesus. We consider His betrayal and death.
When Jesus was a child the first recorded thing that He uttered was that He must be about His Father’s business (Luke 2:49).
On the cross, Jesus final words were, “It is finished.”
Jesus announced to the world that He had completed His Father’s business.
What is truth? (Pontius Pilate)
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life”(John 14:6).
Jesus Christ is an historical character. There is no doubt that He actually existed. Furthermore, the evidence also demonstrates that the records that we have about Him, contained in the four gospels, are reliable and trustworthy. They prove themselves to be the only firsthand information that we possess about Jesus’ life and ministry. We have documented this in our book, Did Jesus Exist: Are The Records About Him Reliable?
This being the case, we now go to these reliable records to discover who Jesus is.
In this book, we will examine the identity of Jesus Christ. As the most important figure in history, it is crucial that we have a correct understanding of His identity. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is God the Son—Second Person of the Holy Trinity. He has eternally existed with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
He came to earth two thousand years ago as the God-man. Although Jesus was only one Person, He had two natures—one human and one divine. In other words, He was fully human and fully God.
On earth He lived a perfect, sinless life. Therefore, He was qualified to be the sacrifice for the sins of the world. Of course, His death on Calvary’s cross was not the end. Indeed, three days after His death, He rose from the dead. Jesus claimed to be the one way to reach the one God and His resurrection from the dead demonstrates that His claim is true!
Consequently, it is absolutely crucial that we have a thorough understanding of the identity of Jesus.
The God series examines the existence, character, and the evidence that the God of the Bible exists.
In this book, best-selling and award-winning author Don Stewart looks at some of the most often asked questions about the God who is revealed in the Bible.
Does the Bible teach that God has always existed?
Was God alone before He created the universe?
If God is all-powerful, then does it mean He can do anything?
Doesn’t the Bible say people actually saw God?
There are some basic questions about Jesus that need answering before we can study anything about Him. They include the following:
1. Is it important to examine the life of Jesus Christ?
What makes Him so special?
2. Did Jesus really exist?
What is the evidence?
3. If He did exist, is the New Testament account accurate?
4. Are there other accounts of the life of Jesus apart from the New Testament that add to our knowledge of Him?
5. What historical facts do we know for certain about the life of Jesus?
There are many questions which arise regarding this figure known as "Antichrist." Is it a force, a religious system, or an actual person who is in view?
If it is a person, is he a mere human being, or is he a supernatural character, perhaps even the offspring of the devil himself! Has this person already appeared on the stage of history, or should we expect to see him in the future? What does the Bible have to say about these questions?
These matters have been debated throughout the centuries. Indeed, there is tremendous curiosity and fascination among believers and non-believers alike on this subject of Antichrist. Fortunately, the Bible gives us much detail about the origin, background, evil character, inglorious career and eventual doom of the coming final Antichrist, the coming Caesar.
This book will look at what Scripture has to say about this personage. Our goal is to discover exactly how we should understand the biblical references to the Antichrist.
Our Focus Is Upon Jesus
The ultimate goal, however, is not to focus on Antichrist, but rather upon Jesus Christ. Antichrist will appear for only a short time while our relationship with Jesus Christ will last forever. Consequently, we should always have this eternal perspective as we study this subject.
With this in mind, let us now look at what the Bible has to say about "The Final Antichrist: The Coming Caesar."
There are so many things about the Bible that most people do not know. In this book, best-selling and award-wining author Don Stewart explains a number of things which everyone needs to know about the Bible. They include:
What is the Bible?
How do we know the Bible is the Word of God?
If God was behind the writing of a book, then what should we expect from it?
Why should an ancient book, like the Bible, be used as the basis of our behavior today?
Why is it important to consider the claims of the Bible?
In this book, best-selling and award-winning author Don Stewart answers some of the most-often asked questions about God’s existence. They include: Who Exactly Is The God Of The Bible? Does The Bible Attempt To Prove That God Exists? Who Created The God Of Scripture, Where Did He Come From? Does Any One Religion Have The Answer About God? Don’t All Religions Ultimately Teach The Same Thing?
In this book, best-selling and award-winning author Don Stewart examines the fascinating subject of the Ark of Covenant. He traces it from its construction on Mt. Sinai, to its various travels, to its mysterious disappearance.
He will examine such commonly-asked questions as:
What was the purpose of the Ark?
Does the Ark have some mysterious power?
What preparations are being made for a coming temple?
Does the Ark figure into end time Bible prophecy?
The Bible speaks of the existence of a vast number of spirit-beings called angels. There is much superstition and ignorance surrounding these created beings. In this book we will take a look at what the Scripture says about the angels who remained faithful to the Lord – the good angels. Who are they? What do they do? How do we know they really exist?
This second book in our series examines three separate topics with respect to the unseen world.
Our first section will deal with the subject of evil angels. From the Bible we discover that not all of the angels that exist today are good angels. We will look at the origin, current status, and destiny of the wicked angels.
The next section will consider the matter of demons. Where did they originate? What do they do? What victory do we have over them in Christ?
The last part of the book will look at a number of issues related to the occult. This includes such things as talking with the dead and Halloween.
In our appendix we will examine two often-asked questions. The first has to do with the Lord sending a "deceiving spirit" to King Ahab while the second question deals with the identity of the "sons of God" in Genesis 6.
Our third volume completes our study on the "Unseen World."
We will discover that there is a personage who exists who is the archenemy of God, and of humanity. He is known as Satan, the devil.
In this book we will consider the career of this evil being from his creation, fall, judgment, and final consignment to the lake of fire.
We will also consider how the believer can achieve victory in their life over this evil personage.
While we do not want to dwell on the subject of the devil, as Christians, there are certain things which we should know about him.
The thought of eternity is hard for us to comprehend. Yet eternity is something we are all facing. Indeed, it is the personal future for each and every one of us. Therefore, it is crucial that we understand how to live in light of it. In this book, we will examine how to conduct our lives with eternity in mind. How do we live a life pleasing to God with eternity in our future? However, before we examine this topic, it is important to understand what the Bible has to say about death, dying and the afterlife.
If God created a perfect world, then why do people die? Is there life after death? Is heaven a reality? If so, then how do we get there? Are there answers to these questions? Where do we find them?
There are indeed answers to these and other ultimate questions about death, dying and what lies beyond the grave. They are found in only one place, the Bible!
Once we answer these preliminary questions from Scripture, then we will look at how we should live in the light of eternity.
For example, how do we live a life that honors God in preparation for eternity? How do we prepare for our own death? Should Christians be afraid of dying? How do we react to the death of a loved one who is a believer? How do we react to the death of a loved one who may not be a believer? Should believers be buried or cremated upon death? This book will answer these and other questions about how to live in the light of eternity.
In the first volume of our series we considered what the Bible had to say about living in the light of eternity. We began by covering the subjects of death, dying, and the afterlife. We found that death is not the end. Indeed, it leads to an ultimate destination. For believers, it is in the presence of the Lord but for unbelievers it consists of eternal separation from Him. Understanding these biblical truths will help us live our lives in the light of the eternity which awaits us. In this book, we will look at what the Bible has to say about the state of those who have died. What happens to people “one second” after they die? Are they conscious or do they sleep? Do believers go immediately to heaven and unbelievers immediately to hell? What does the Bible say? We will consider these and other related questions as we examine this important topic of the present state of the dead.
In the first book of our series, we looked at some basic questions about death and dying. We found that death was not God’s original intention for humanity. It only came about as a result of sin. We also discovered that death is not the end; it leads to an ultimate destination for every human being. Knowing this, we discussed how to live in the light of the eternity facing each of us.
In our next book, we learned that after people die their bodies go to the grave but their spirit or soul goes elsewhere. Indeed, they are either consciously in God’s present or in a place of judgment. This is known as the intermediate or “in-between” state. However, by its very name the intermediate, or the in-between, state has the idea that something is coming after that. Indeed, it is only temporary. This book will look at what comes after the “in-between” state.
In this third volume we will look at the subjects of the resurrection of the dead as well as the coming biblical judgments. The Bible says there will come a day when the bodies of the dead will be joined with their soul or spirit. Once this occurs, the dead will be judged. The righteous dead will not be judged for their sin. Indeed, judgment for believers consists of rewards. However, the same cannot be said for the unrighteous. Their judgment will consist of punishment. The Bible has much to say about these topics. Therefore, it is crucial that we understand that one day our bodies will be raised and that we will be judged for our choices here upon the earth. Consequently, this is a very important topic to consider.
As we have seen, after the resurrection of the dead comes the judgment. The judgment of God leads people to one of two eternal destinations. Our next book in the series will look at the ultimate destination for believers, heaven. We will answer a number of important questions about heaven which include the following.
Does Heaven Actually Exist?
How Does A Person Go To Heaven?
Can Anyone Be Certain They Are Going To Heaven?
Will We See God In Heaven?
Will We Recognize Our Love Ones In Heaven?
Does Hell Really Exist?
How Could A God Of Love Send People To Hell?
Do Unbelievers Suffer In Hell Forever?
What About The Possibility Of The Wicked Being Annihilated?
What Was Jesus’ View Of Hell?
Christianity is a faith that is based upon a book. Indeed, for Christians, in all ages, there has been one supreme and comprehensive source of knowledge about God and humanity; the collection of writings known as “the Bible.” We also find that the Bible itself claims to be the last word on all matters. Whenever it speaks on a subject, it speaks with the ultimate authority of the Living God.
These are the claims of Scripture. But are they true? How do Christians know they are not deceived when they believe them? How can non-Christians know the Bible can be trusted? This book provides evidence as to why we should accept these claims – “Ten Reasons to Trust the Bible,” or “The Ten Wonders of the Bible.” It looks at ten specific things that set the Bible apart from any other book that has ever been written. Once this evidence is considered, it will be clear that the Bible is a trustworthy book. Indeed, the facts will demonstrate that it is exactly what it claims to be – the divine revelation of the living God to the human race.
When will the Rapture of the Church take place?
At some future time, believers in Jesus Christ will be caught up to meet Him in the air when the Lord descends from heaven. Those who have died in Christ will be raised at that time. This is what the Bible says will take place. However, Christians are divided as to exactly when this will happen. In The Rapture of The Church, Don Stewart looks at the various views about the timing of the rapture. He presents the strengths and weaknesses of each position and then concludes that the pre-tribulation rapture view best explains all of the facts. He answers questioning such as...
Why should we study the subject of the rapture?
What are the best arguments for each rapture position?
How should we live in light of the coming of the Lord?
This is an important book for all those who seek to understand what the Scripture has to say about the subject of the rapture.
How does the next temple fit into God's program for the Future?
The Jews have miraculously returned to their ancient home land after a two
thousand year absence. Many Jews are preparing to build another Temple on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. What does this have to do with Bible prophecy? In The Jews, Jerusalem, and the Next Temple, Don Stewart looks at how these events have been predicted in Scripture as well as how they fit into the last days scenario.
He answers questions such as...
Why does Jerusalem remain the focus of international attention?
Will another Temple be built?
What preparations are being made for a coming temple?
How will this next temple lead into the Second Coming of Christ?
This book is a must read for those who want to understand how the Jews, Jerusalem, and the next temple fit into the program of God.
Can Christianity be proven to be true?
Would the New Testament be accepted as reliable in a court of law.
What factual evidence is there for the claims of Christ?
Can anyone know if the miracles of Jesus really occurred?
How do we know the Bible is the Word of God?