Bible FORENSICS --- ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE
WHAT IS OUR REWARD? IS IT HEAVEN? The Bible says...
THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH
"...the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace." Psalms 37:9-11
QUESTION: Does the Bible say good people will go to heaven and stay there forever?
So we see that the Holy City New Jerusalem will descend from heaven to earth and becomes God's permanent dwelling place! This is the truth. This earth is a jewel. A beautiful creation, but the God Family couldn't risk both members. Christ could have sinned and lost His life eternally. So to protect the Family, God the Father has never ever had contact with men. John 1:18 says that “No man hath seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” We would know nothing of the Father, if Christ hadn't revealed His presence. Christ is the one who took all the risks. He is the one who has dealt with man, from the Garden of Eden on. Christ went with Israel when they left Egypt. I Corinthians 10:1-4 says,
Jesus Christ died after having lived a perfect life. If we accept His sacrifice by being baptized (symbolic burial of our old self) and repent of our sins, we can receive His Holy Spirit, which He gives to those who obey Him. If we keep the Passover every year, we symbolically partake of His body (unleavened bread) and blood (Passover wine) and we have His perfection counted toward us, which means we have eternal life in us. Only the perfect and sinless will be counted worthy to be in the first resurrection. To maintain this perfection, we must keep Passover every year. Does this mean that we don't have to keep the law anymore, because we are "perfect." "God forbid" is what Paul said to that question.
KEEPING THE LAW PREDICTS YOUR EXISTENCE IN THE COMING NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH! THE CHAFF ARE THOSE WHO CAST AWAY GOD'S LAW and they will be burned up!
The law has it's part in your salvation as well. Those that reject God's law become chaff in God's sight.
TO BE SAVED, WE MUST BE HUMBLE
We know we need Christ's sacrifice applied to us pictured by baptism. We know we need to keep the law, but one more thing is very necessary to dwell forever, we must walk humbly before our God. THE MEEK WILL INHERIT THE EARTH!GOD CALLS THE MEEK AND THEY WILL INHERIT THE EARTH
For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called, but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:26-31
God has a plan, He will work it out. We can be part of it if we are meek, keep His laws and accept Christ by repenting of our sins and being baptized. The first place to start is to keep the 7th day Sabbath on Saturday. That is the fourth commandment. It is the starting place.
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:5