Nov 22

Understanding the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible

Understanding the Book of Ecclesiastes

Prior to getting started with the study of “Judgments” in the Bible, we need to set some boundaries. Some of the teachings held but people depend upon verses found in the book of Ecclesiastes. Can they be trusted? Why, or why not?

The Meaning of LifeUnderstanding the Book of Ecclesiastes

Solomon (King David’s son and the writer of the book of Ecclesiastes) spent many years trying to find the meaning of life. In the first 11 chapters of the book of Ecclesiastes, he reported things that seem to be common sense (example: “there is nothing new under the sun”, Ecc 1:9). But, the phrase “under the sun” is used often because it describes events as they are seen from man’s eyes. Continue reading

Nov 21

One Judgment by God? Or, multiple?

Will There Be Just One Judgment?Only One Judgment?

Many people believe that, after death, there is just one judgment – the Great White Throne Judgment mentioned in Revelation 20:11-15. They believe that everyone (in either body or soul) is gathered together at that time and God chooses those that can go to heaven and sends the rest to hell (or the lake of fire). Is that Biblical? Or, are there multiple judgments by God?

As I mentioned in a previous post (What Happens When I Die?), people at funerals frequently assume that the deceased is “in a better place.” But, if the Great White Throne Judgment (GWTJ) does not occur until at least 1000 years later, how can that be? Continue reading