David Platt – Heaven, Hell, & End Times (from Secret Church)

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Someone has uploaded this video file (only) from David Platt’s Secret Church message on the End Times. If more video should be uploaded from this event I will certainly post it on this blog promptly. Video length is 80 minutes. Message is from the Good Friday 2013 broadcast of Secret Church)

David Platt, in video:

In the middle of our busy lives, we desperately need to contemplate the eternal. So many things that we focus our lives on will not matter 10 years from now…. and this is where Scripture draws our attention to tonight. To what will matter 10 billion years from now. A W Tozer said, „Let no one apologize for the powerful emphasis Christianity lays upon the doctrine of the world to come. Right there lies its immense superiority to everything else within the whole sphere of human thought or experience. When Christ arose from death, and ascended into heaven, He established forever 3 important facts. Namely:

  1. That this world has been condemned to ultimate dissolution.
  2. That the human spirit persists beyond the grave, and
  3. That there is, indeed, a world to come.

The church is constantly being tempted to accept this world as her home, and sometimes she has listened to the blandishments of those who would woo her away and use her for their own ends. But, if she is wise, she will consider that she stands in the valley, between the mountain peaks of eternity past and eternity to come. The past is gone forever, and the present is passing as swift as the shadow in a sun dial of Ahaz. Even if the earth should continue a million years, not one of us could stay to enjoy it. We would do well to think of the long tomorrow.”

We need to listen with humility. The kind of things we’re contemplating tonight, we cannot afford to be wrong on. We don’t wanna live in a world of conjecture, when it comes to eternal realities, especially when we know what is certain. God’s word is the only foundation we can stand upon when we think about these things. Jesus said, „Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. What transcends this world? God’s word! So, tonight, let’s minimize the thoughts of man and magnify the truth of God. The purpose for al these quotes (from Tozer and from men and women of God) is purely to point us to the truth of God, to the word of God. From the first 6 1/2 minutes of the video. There are 74 more minutes remaining.

A few other points:

  • PEOPLE DO NOT GO TO HEAVEN AND COME BACK – All the books written about heaven are best sellers even though the buyers are evangelical born again Christians who should know that in Proverbs 30:4 it says: „Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
    Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you know!
     and in John 3:13 it says:  „No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man”.  ALL 4 accounts of heaven in Scripture  are visions, not journeys taken by dead people. These visions are rare: 4 biblical authors had visions about heaven and wrote what they saw: Isaiah, Ezekiel, Paul, and John. All of them were prophetic experiences, not near death experiences. Not one person raised from the dead in the Old Testament, or the New Testament ever wrote down what he or she experienced in heaven, including Lazarus, who had a lot of time in the grave, for 4 days. Paul describes it as being caught up in heaven, but gives no details. He sums it up in 3 verses. These 4 authors agree in that their visions are all fixated on the glory of God, which defines heaven and illuminates everything there. They are overwhelmed, chagrined, petrified, and put to silence by the sheer majesty of God’s holiness. Notably missing from all the biblical accounts are the frivolous features and juvenille attractions that seem to dominate every account of heaven, currently on the best seller list. Why do we buy this stuff, when we have the word of God? Let’s minimize the thoughts of man; magnify, trust, let’s bank our lives and our understanding of the future on the truth of God. (11:00)

Secret Church – Session 13 Part 1from Dr. David Platt’s Heaven, Hell, & End Times from STBC Videos on Vimeo.

MORE David Platt Video SERMONS here

Video of the week – FEW Christians will be saved! (Ravenhill,Piper,Washer) Scroll down for newer articles

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This video almost sounds like the „lone” voice in the wilderness of our generation:

FEW WILL BE SAVED. Really? Says who? A (prone to sin) preacher? An obscure prophet in the Bible ( does the Old Testament really apply to us today)? I am being ironic, here.

It was actually Jesus who said:

„Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. Matthew 7:21

But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:14

So, if you don’t believe it, you don’t believe Jesus, and why do you think you are still a Christian then, if you don’t even believe what Jesus (the founder of Christianity) has to say?

See the transcript from this sermon compilation below the video. It is worth reading it, as reading makes an indelible impression on the memory. See especially the words of John Piper and Leonard Ravenhill.

Lots of people in that day say „Lord,Lord”.

He says „I never knew you!”

Leonard Ravenhill-

What I wanna tell you tonight…I believe the same thing is happening in our churches every Sunday night.People are choking and we are trying to pour the words of life into them, it pours over them- so damned and lost- they can’t take it! They listen to the same preacher year after year, who says the same thing in the same way. He hasn’t shed a tear since he left his mother’s womb. He went to the seminary and he got a big fat head and a shrunken soul. So there’s no hope. This generation will fill hell quicker than any other generation, we are so corrupt, UNLESS in His mercy, God FILLS us.

CLICK below (the word „More” to read the rest of the transcript and to watch 2 more short videos by Paul Washer titled – What is Salvation (in 2 minutes) and Come to Christ. He is mighty to save.

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Rob Bell vs. Adrian Warnock Video Debate – Heaven & Hell with Justin Brierly

from http://www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable

Rob Bell defends his book ‘Love wins’. Hosted by Justin Brierly -the Unbelievable radio program. For more theological debate visit http://www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable or get the MP3 podcast http://ondemand.premier.org.uk/unbelievable/AudioFeed.aspx or Via Itunes.

For Rob Bell see http://www.robbell.com/

For Adrian Warnock see http://adrianwarnock.com/

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