Point in Time Romans 13:11-14 Introduction ►Importance of time We are locked into time Not so with God (2 Peter 3:8) ►Many specific points in time Christ’s first coming (Galatians 4:4) Ability to teach others (Hebrews 5:12) Beginning of Life ►When does life begin? Abortion advocates answer: birth Bible teaching: conception Life in the womb (Psalm 139:13, 15, 16; Jeremiah 1:5) John the Baptist (Luke 1:41) Beginning of Life ►Unborn child is living Rights under the law (Exodus 21:22-25) If not at conception, when? For those who oppose abortion it is only an academic question For those who favor abortion is has dire consequences Death ►Always a fascination with death Some are having their bodies frozen Medical community attempts One tried to determine the weight of a soul Death ►When does death take place? Spirit leaves the body (James 2:26) Cannot be measured scientifically Main point: Be ready (Hebrews 9:27) Saved ►Most believe it is at point of faith “Accept Jesus as personal savior” Demons believed (James 2:19) Saving faith involves obedience (Hebrews 11; James 2:19-26) Saved ►Bible answer Faith, repentance, and confession (Acts 2:36-38; 8:37) Paul believed but was in sin (Acts 22:16) Saved at point of baptism (Romans 6:3, 4; Galatians 3:26, 27) Beginning of The Kingdom ►Lot of speculation Good for book sellers and movie makers Most believe it is future Any great upheaval sparks interest Beginning of The Kingdom ►Old Testament timetable Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Daniel 2) Days of fourth empire (vv. 31-45) Roman kings (Matthew 3:2; 16:18, 19) Came with power (Mark 9:1) Paul was in it (Colossians 1:13) John was in it (Revelation 1:9) Conclusion ►Importance of time ►Are you prepared for eternity?
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