Peter warns us: â€śAlways be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in youâ€ť (1 Pet. 3:15, NKJV). Paul adds, â€śPreach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrineâ€ť (2 Tim. 4:2, 3, NKJV). This being the case, we should look not only at those passages that easily can be explained to fit our beliefs but also at passages that are commonly used to teach something different from what we believe.
As we do, we should follow the inspiring example of Jesus. â€śChrist Himself did not suppress one word of truth, but He spoke it always in love. . . . He was never rude, never needlessly spoke a severe word, never gave needless pain to a sensitive soul. He did not censure human weakness.â€ťâ€”Ellen G. White, The Desire of Ages, p. 353.
This week we will study some intriguing passages that people use to justify the natural immortality of the soul. These reflections should strengthen our own convictions and help us to answer kindly those who question this crucial teaching.
Hosted by: Mark Larman
Aired: Saturday 26 November 2022 9am-11am