Lecture one from Dr. R.C. Sproul's teaching series The Holiness of God.
"The Holiness of God examines the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and terrified by a holy God. This series closely explores God’s character, leading to new insights on sin, justice, and grace. The result is a new awareness of our dependence upon God’s mercy and a discovery of the awesomeness of His majestic holiness. R.C. Sproul says, 'The holiness of God affects every aspect of our lives — economics, politics, athletics, romance — everything with which we are involved.'"
For he (God) has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man
he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him (Jesus) from the dead. Acts 17:31
When the Son of Man comes as King and all the angels with him, he will sit on his royal throne, and the people of all the nations will be gathered before him. Then he will divide them into two groups, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the righteous at his right and the others on his left. Matthew 25:31-33
It is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgement. Hebrews 9:27
I saw a great white throne with someone sitting on it. Earth and heaven tried to run away, but there was no place for them to go. I also saw all the dead people standing in front of that throne. Every one of then was there, no matter who they had once been. Several books were opened and then the book of life was opened. The dead were judge by what those books said they had done. The sea gave up the dead people who were in it, and death and its kingdom also gave up their dead. Then everyone was judged by what they had done. Afterwards, death and its kingdom were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death. whose name wasn't written in the book of life was throne into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15
Father, How many times do your children think or say, "I'll never do that"? Then
we stumble, we fall, we disappoint. How can we be so blind, complacent, unaware
of how deceptive and cunning Satan is. We are human. We will be tempted. We are
weak, but YOU are strong. I realize that apart from the power of your Holy
Spirit, a willing spirit, and a continual and close fellowship with you, I will
not be strong enough to "never do that." It is only by your grace and strength
that I will be able to stand against the wiles of devil, being alert to the
sneaky ways sin tempts and being careful in knowing how slippery the slope can
be. May I feast upon your Word, commune with you in prayer, and draw closer to
you in spirit. I want to cling to you, to rest in your assurance, and be strong
in the power of your Spirit. Thank you father, in the name of Jesus I pray,
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