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How Do I Know I’m Saved?

with Bob Swan

Hi I’m Ryan Sims. I am a deaf pastor in Dallas Texas. The notes you will see presented in this video are not my own, but from Bob Swan who was our beloved friend. Bob can’t be here to share these notes himself. He wanted to, but soon after Bob wrote these notes, he went home to be with the Lord.

This video is in connection to Pastor John Piper’s Ask Pastor John video called, “How Do I Know I’m Saved?” Bob created some notes about this topic and it was his passion to share his heart with you. After God took Bob home, Deaf 316 reached out to me asking me to assist with presenting Bob’s notes. It is my honor to share them with you now as we celebrate our beloved deaf friend, Bob Swan. Bob truly had a deep passion to help you connect and see Jesus. In preparing for this video I was deeply moved by
what I read in his notes. He was an incredibly godly servant. Are you ready to be impacted? Here is what Bob had to say.

Bob writes:

Matthew 19:25-26 says, “When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”   But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Yes, the disciples were astounded. It was not wealth that deems you worthy of salvation. It is a blessing from God. A common misconception today is that only the rich or the “good” will be welcomed into God’s Kingdom. Although some believers enjoy material things they have accumulated, some live in poverty. Wealth is not a sign of faith or of partiality on God’s part. Faith does not guarantee that we will be wealthy, nor does it indicate that God plays favorites.

As stated in John 3:16-17,   “For God so loved the world, [a]  that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.   For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

The message of the Good News is clear in this verse. God’s love reaches out and draws others in. God shows us, His true love, the basis for all love relationships—when you love someone dearly like your child, you are willing to give to them freely, to the point of self-sacrifice. God paid dearly with the life of his Son, the highest price He could pay. Jesus accepted our punishment, paid the price for our sins, and then offered us new life. When we share the Good News with others, our love must be like Jesus’—willing to give up our own comfort and security so others can receive God’s love.

Some people are not interested in the idea of eternal life because their current lives are miserable. They would not want their misery to go on forever. Eternal life is not an extension of a person’s mortal (physical) life. In eternal life, there is no death, sickness, enemy, evil, or sin. When we do not know Jesus, we make choices as though this life is all there is. We cannot imagine bad things, or our bad actions being eliminated. Eternal life will be completely different from the life you are living now. To be certain you have an eternity with Jesus, you need to ask Jesus for a new life now. The new life He offers us on earth, here and now, requires our allegiance to follow Him after we receive it. When you follow Christ, you will begin to see life with an eternal perspective, and you will begin to truly look forward to eternity.

To believe, means we must do more than just say that Jesus is the Son of God. It means to put our trust and confidence in Him that He alone can save us. Jesus wants to oversee our present plans and eternal destiny. Believing is both trusting His words are holy and relying on Him to change us. If you have never trusted Jesus with your whole life, let this promise of everlasting life be yours—you only need to believe.

In Acts 16 an incredible story takes place. Verses 25-31 say, “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them,   and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were unfastened. When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” And the jailer called for lights and rushed in and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

In John 20:31 John tells us that,  “ these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

To gain a better understanding of the life and mission of Jesus, study the Gospels. John tells us that his Gospel account records only a few of the many events in Jesus’ life on earth. But, the Good News includes everything we need to know to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, through whom we receive eternal life by believing in Him.

Jesus is Lord

In Romans 10:8-12, these verses provide us a beautiful answer: Salvation is as close as your own lips and heart. Simple. People think salvation is a complicated process, but it is not. If we sincerely believe in our hearts and profess that Jesus Christ is the risen Lord, we will be saved. It is no mistake that the message all through the New Testament is that we are saved by believing in Jesus. So, focus your attention on Christ in the whole Bible. Romans 10:9 says, “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” John Piper guides us to say, “I receive him. I love him. He is my God. He is my Lord. He is my treasure.” Confess that. John Piper even says in his video, “Let yourself see yourself in the mirror saying that. Say that to others. Say it to your wife. Say it to your kids. Say it to your friend. ‘Jesus is my Lord.’” The Bible says no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit. Isn’t that amazing? Nobody can say “Jesus is Lord.” So if you say it and mean it, God is at work in your life. You have the Holy Spirit.”

Remember, salvation is for everyone.

Receiving and Believing

What is faith? Faith requires us to believe. Many people rejected Jesus but as John 1:12 says, “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” Faith in Jesus, changes us from the inside out. It rearranges our attitudes, desires, and motives. Being born makes you physically alive and places you in your parents’ family, John 1:13 mentions this. Being born of God makes you spiritually alive and puts you in God’s family as mentioned in 1:12. Have you asked Jesus to make you a new person? This fresh start in life is available to all who believe in Him.

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). So believing is coming to him to have your thirst satisfied. It is a receiving of the waterfall of grace that pours out of the crevice of the cross and receiving it as the sole hunger satisfier.

“They are like trees planted along the riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green and they never stop producing fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:8 NLT).

In 2 Corinthians 4:4 NLT – “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.” So, what we see when Christ opens our eyes is that Christ is glorious. Christ “is the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15). Christ is the greatest person that ever was, the greatest Savior, the greatest Lord, the greatest Teacher, the greatest Counselor, the greatest Friend.

Walk in the Light

Just a few seconds ago, I mentioned “Light of the Good News…” Light is not the light from a lamp. Let me tell you this Bible verse: Proverbs 6:23 NLT – For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life. What that means is that you were born with your mom and dad… your mom and dad are the lamp, that means they know how to discipline you as you grow up; your mom and dad give you instructions on how to dress up, how to tie your shoes, how to brush your teeth, and so on as you grow up until you understand how to discipline yourself on your own. “Light” is a metaphor (word picture) that is sometimes used to mean that you will see the truth in the Bible once you believe that Jesus is the Lord, that He was both human and God born on earth around 2020 years ago

Psalm 27:1 NLT – The LORD is my light and my salvation- so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?

Fear is a dark shadow that envelops us and in time imprisons us within ourselves. Everyone has been a prisoner of fear at one time or another—fear of rejection, fear of misunderstanding, fear of uncertainty, fear of sickness, or even fear of death. But we can conquer fear by trusting in the Lord, who brings salvation. If we want to dispel the darkness of fear, let us remember with the psalm writer that the Lord is our light and our salvation.

Psalm 119:105 NLT – Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Let us imagine that in order to walk safely in the woods at night, we need a light for protection, so we don’t trip over rocks, changes in the trail, tree roots or fall into holes. In this life, we walk through a dark forest of evil. But the Bible can be our light to show us the way ahead, so we won’t stumble as we walk. Stumble, this means make mistakes as we go through our journey in life. It also reveals the entangling roots of false values and philosophies. We need a light to reach our desired destination. Study the Bible so you will be able to see your way clearly enough to stay on the right path.

John 1:4 NLT – The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.

Why does Jesus’ life bring light to everyone? Because physical death brings eternal darkness and only Jesus’ eternal life (His light) planted in us will keep us alive in His new Kingdom for eternity. Jesus is eternally alive because He is God. He came to earth to offer humankind the hope and light of His eternal life. It can’t be purchased, only received as a gift. But Jesus gives it only to those who want it—those who want to live the way God’s citizens will live in His future eternal Kingdom.

Ephesians 1:18 NLT – I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident (certain) hope He has given to those He called-His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.

Paul wrote this letter, at the time he was in prison, to the church in Ephesus in order to give them in-depth teaching about how to nurture (take care of) and maintain unity in the church. Paul wants the hearts of all believers to be flooded with light. We need clear minds and open hearts to grasp the truth of our hope. The hope we have in Christ means more than a vague assurance that the future will be good. Truly (indeed), it means being certain that God will do as He has promised. Let us trust and expect God to bring it about and wait patiently for Jesus’ arrival.

I and many of us who do the work of the Lord want ALL believers to be flooded with light…the instructions from the Bible that will help and guide you through your life the right way. The Bible has a good history of those different people that may have the same experiences that you have. I was a former Catholic, but learned they were not teaching truth. I repented to God for forgiveness and I was granted that forgiveness with grace in 2008. Since then, my soul, eyes and my mind were opened as soon as I opened my Bible that I could not fully understand before. I fell into the Bible every day when I got the chance. That didn’t work and I was so hungry for the light, I decided to set a time frame that I get up an hour earlier than I normally do to devote my time to study the Bible. Long story short… I pray for y’all to know that if you have believed in Jesus Christ fully, yes you are saved!

If there are any questions that you want us to clarify, please go to deaf316.org and click on Q&A.

God bless y’all!

 


 

Bob Swan was an active member of his church in South Carolina, where he served as a Sunday School
teacher and Deacon. He wrote this material for Deaf 316 Ministries a few days before God called him
home. Bob was a shining light (Matthew 5:14-16) to the deaf community all the way to the end of his
race (2 Timothy 4:6-8). More information on Bob Swan’s life can be found HERE.

Thank you, Bob. We’ll see you again.

 

Additional Resources

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ACCESS: This video is in English with the addition of American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and English captions.

 

There are several reasons why a Christian might doubt their salvation. Come find out why and how to deal with it.

You can find the original video HERE.

Dr. Donald Whitney is Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder of The Center for Biblical Spirituality. biblicalspirituality.org

SBTS.EDU FACULTY BIO | Dr. Donald Whitney

For more information on Southern Seminary, be sure to check out sbts.edu


Special thanks to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for graciously letting us interpret their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Does the Bible have errors or contradictions?

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Ever notice minor details sometimes don’t match up? Come find out why the Bible is still trustworthy.

You can find the original video HERE.

Dr. Robert Plummer is professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
WEBSITE | robplummer.com
SBTS.EDU FACULTY BIO | Dr. Robert Plummer

For more information on Southern Seminary, be sure to check out sbts.edu


Special thanks to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

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Find out how trustworthy the Bible is from both a Christian and non-Christian perspective.

You can find the original video HERE.

For more information on reading and understanding the Bible, check out Dr. Plummer’s book “40 Questions About Interpreting the Bible”.

Dr. Robert Plummer is professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
WEBSITE | robplummer.com
SBTS.EDU FACULTY BIO | Dr. Robert Plummer

For more information on Southern Seminary, be sure to check out sbts.edu


Special thanks to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

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What should I do if I doubt my salvation?

with Bob Swan

Hello! My name is Bob Swan. My dogs are here with me. This is Moses and my other dog is Faith. I am happy to represent Deaf 316 and share a word from the Lord to you. I hope to provide all of you, whether you are deaf, hearing or hard of hearing, clarity to the question “What should I do if I doubt my salvation?”

Everyone has occasional doubts. Whether or not you have doubts is not what determines whether you are a Christian. Even when a believer is faithless, God is faithful always (2 Timothy 2:13).

You love God’s law with all your heart. But there is another power within us that sometimes we are at war within our minds. This power makes us a slave to the sin that is still within us. We all are miserable! Who will free us from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thanks be to God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In our mind we really want to obey God’s law, but because of our sinful nature, we are a slave to sin. So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ
Jesus. And because you / we belong to Him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you and us from
the power of sin that leads to death (Romans 7:22-8:2).

God wants us to know that He so loves the world that He gave His one and only precious Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him (John 3:16-17; Romans 10:9-10).

God wants us to be sure and confident of our salvation, because nothing can ever separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:38-39; 1 John 5:13).

We have all sinned, no matter how great or small – all sins are equal and separates us from God, but ask God for forgiveness and He will forgive if we repent and turn to Jesus. (Romans 3:23).

The wages of sin are death – but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. What that means is you are free to choose between two masters – Satan or God – but you cannot serve both equally. A life serving Satan leads to eternal separation from God and punishment forever. If you reject God now, you cannot experience joy or hope here on earth and you will be separated from God after you die. God’s gift is eternal life with Christ that begins on earth and continues forever with God – freedom. Which will you choose? Let me be clear- the Scriptures said “… free gift of God is eternal life…” Eternal life is a gift from God. It is not something that we work for or what we must do to pay back in exchange. As a former Catholic, they said that I must work for salvation – that is wrong! The Bible helped me clarify the doubt that I had – I don’t mean just one doubt – but many Scriptures that I found are the truth that sets me free from my many doubts as what John 8:32 said. Ephesians 2:8-9 says our salvation is a gift from God – not something of our doing – by saving you by His grace when you first believed. You can’t take credit for this – IT IS a gift from God. He saved us because of His mercy for you – He washed away our sins, giving us new birth and life through the Holy Spirit. How can we thank God for the awesome gift – I mean a free gift that He gave us? How? How can we thank Him? (Romans 6:23).

But know that God loved us enough to die in our place – He already did on the cross – taking our punishment that we deserved (Romans 5:8). As a result, all those who believe are saved and eternally secure.

Sometimes doubting is a good thing. It’s like, “Are we in good physical health?” Of course, we go see the doctor for physical checkups to answer our doubts. In 2 Corinthians 13:5, we should examine ourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. You should know and be aware of your presence before God and power in our lives as we grow more faithfully with Him. If you’re not and you are thinking we are separating ourselves further away from God – but that is not true. NOTHING will ever separate us from the love of God because it is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. I encourage you, because you asked, repent and ask Him for forgiveness for your wrongful/doubtful thoughts. Know that we all are weak in some ways, but when we repent and ask for forgiveness – He will always forgive and forget – then move on. Again -we are never perfect – only God is, even though we don’t deserve forgiveness for all the sins that we have done – either we don’t know, or don’t know what it means, or we forgot – regardless – He is merciful and forgives – we are to test ourselves to be sure that Jesus is truly our Savior and the Holy Spirit is truly in us. If He is, we can in no way lose the salvation Christ has obtained for us (Romans 8:38- 39).

In James 2:14-26, we learn that you are not saved by learning about faith alone. James means that learning about faith AND transforming our conduct and thoughts is true faith. Transforming our conduct means to change our former way of life to a new way of life by obeying God’s law the best way we can. In Genesis 22:1-14 (see the video “Story One Training in ASL”) Abraham showed to be right with God for what he did. That means Abraham obeyed God because he believed God and was justified – chosen. That is how you will feel His presence. You will feel the inspiration.

 

I talked about transforming our old lives to new lives in how we conduct our lives and our thoughts. How? By following these 9 fruits of the Spirit within us (Galatians 5:22-24) – Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. There is no law against these things! The lack of this evidence can sometimes be the cause of our doubts. You – who belong to Christ Jesus – your sinful nature… your former passion and desires of your sinful nature… has already – finished – nailed to Jesus’ cross and crucified there. Permanently!

In 2 Peter 1:5-10, faith must be more than belief in certain facts; it must result in loving action toward others, growth in Christian character, and the practice of moral discipline; otherwise, it will die away (James 2:14-17). Peter lists several results of faith: learning to know God better, persevering under trial, doing God’s will, genuinely loving others. These actions do not happen automatically; they require dedication and discipline. They are not optional; we must choose all of them as a continual part of the Christian life. We don’t finish one and start on the next, but we work on them all together and with each other’s help. God empowers and enables us, but He also gives us the responsibility to learn and to grow. False teachers were saying that self-control was not needed because human effort would not help believers anyway (2 Peter 2:17-19). It is true that good deeds cannot save us, but they are still absolutely essential in the Christian life. We are saved so that we can grow to resemble Christ and serve others. God wants to produce His character in us.

To do this, however, He demands our discipline and effort. As we obey Christ, who guides us by His Spirit, we will develop self-control over our desires, emotions, and behavior. Our faith must go beyond what we believe; it must become a spiritual part of all we do, resulting in fruitful service and spiritual maturity. We develop these behaviors out of gratitude for what Christ has done for us. People who claim to be saved while continuing to act the way they did before becoming believers do not understand faith or what God has done for them. Peter wanted to awaken the complacent (lazy) believers who had listened to the false teachers and believed that because good deeds couldn’t save them, they could live any way they wanted. If we truly belong to the Lord, Peter says, the example of our lives will prove it. If we’re not developing the qualities listed in 2 Peter 1:5-7, we may still be outside the household of faith.

How do we prove it? Let me explain. I used to live in sin. It really doesn’t matter what my sin was. I didn’t think about the impact my sin had on others, but they did. I had to admit that I had sinned and ask for God to please forgive me. Not only that, I realized I had to be very serious about my confession to the Lord and not fall back into my old ways. I trusted God’s forgiveness. The morning after repenting to God I went to visit a friend who I knew from my former sinful life. The friend was ill and close to death. My friend asked where I had been and prayed God would grant me more time with them. To my shock they were up walking around and smiling when I arrived. I was so grateful for all God had done.

God is using me, a deaf man, to share His words visually with you in ASL. The bible is full of complex vocabulary and concepts, but with His Spirit, our eyes can be opened to what He wants to teach us. If you are the Lord’s—your actions backing up your claim of having been chosen by God—you will be able to resist the lure of false teaching and self-pleasure. What does your life say about your faith?

Have you placed your faith in Christ? If the answer is yes, then throw away your doubts and trust God. If you know Jesus as your Savior, you are saved without a doubt! If the answer is no, then believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved! If you have any questions about salvation, please feel free to ask us.

I love you all just as God the Father and His Son Jesus loves you. Jesus is the only way to the Father. Remember always that you are loved.

 


 

Bob Swan was an active member of his church in South Carolina, where he served as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon. He recorded this video for Deaf 316 Ministries a few days before God called him home. Bob was a shining light (Matthew 5:14-16) to the deaf community all the way to the end of his race (2 Timothy 4:6-8). More information on Bob Swan’s life can be found HERE.

Thank you, Bob. We’ll see you again.

 

Additional Resources

What is the easiest way to memorize Scripture?

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ACCESS: This video is in English with the addition of American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and English captions.
You can find the original English audio and transcript HERE.

 

What is the easiest way to memorize Scripture?

Struggle with memorizing Scripture? Check out this useful tip.

Read Andy Davis’s An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture HERE.

 

Dr. Donald Whitney is Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder of The Center for Biblical Spirituality. biblicalspirituality.org

For more information on Southern Seminary, be sure to check out sbts.edu


Special thanks to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for graciously letting us interpret their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Is God angry at me when I sin?

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ACCESS: This video is in American Sign Language (ASL) only. You can find the original English audio and transcript HERE.

 

Is God angry at me when I sin?

As we go from an enemy of God to one of his children, does his view of our sin change? Before we are believers, it was impossible to please God and if we died lost in our sins, we would be condemned to Hell. However, once we are saved, we are no longer condemned. Remember, God’s condemning anger is completely absorbed by Christ when he died. That doesn’t mean God isn’t displeased when we sin. He is, but it is in a disciplinary sense rather than a condemning sense.

Scripture References
Hebrews 11:6, Ephesians 2:3, I Timothy 1:11, Luke 15:7, Ephesians 4:30, I Thessalonians 4:1
Hebrews 12:4-6, Hebrews 12:10-11, Romans 8:1, Romans 8:31-32, Ephesians 2:4-5
Psalm 103:10-13, Zephaniah 3:17, Luke 12:32, Psalm 147:10-11, Jeremiah 32:40-41

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Was any biblical writer aware he was inspired?

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Was any biblical writer aware he was inspired?

Pastor John answers by looking at three different authors. While watching this video, remember that God intended for his authoritative spokesmen to know that they were speaking authoritatively for him.

Scripture References
Jeremiah 11:3, Zechariah 6:12, Isaiah 38:5, John 10:35, 1 Corinthians 2:7, 10, 12-13, 1 Corinthians 14:37-38, Revelation 1:1-3

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

What should I do if I doubt my salvation?

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ACCESS: This video is in English with the addition of American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and English captions.
You can find the original English audio and transcript HERE.

 

What should I do if I doubt my salvation?

Is doubt healthy? Does the Bible deal with this issue? Rest assured, not only does the Bible give helpful guidance on the issue of doubt, God actually devoted an entire book to this important subject: 1 John.

Scripture References
1 John, 1 John 5:13, 2 Peter 1:10

Additional Resources

Dr. Donald Whitney is Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the founder of The Center for Biblical Spirituality. biblicalspirituality.org

For more information on Southern Seminary, be sure to check out sbts.edu


Special thanks to The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for graciously letting us interpret their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.

Where is heaven right now?

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Where is heaven right now?

Heaven: Spiritual or physical? Does Scripture reveal its location? Heaven is a place where God dwells and where the risen Christ sits at God’s right hand. It is outside the created material universe as we know it, meaning it’s not a geographical place we could go to in a spaceship.

Scripture References
1 Corinthians 2:7, John 1:14, Luke 24:43, Acts 1:11, Matthew 26:64, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44, Philippians 1:23

 

John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.

For more information on John Piper and Desiring God, check out desiringgod.org

For more information on Bethlehem College & Seminary, check out bcsmn.edu


Special thanks to John Piper and Desiring God for graciously letting us translate their material into sign language for the deaf to enjoy and benefit from.