A podcast for Christians seeking truth about one of life’s greatest questions: What happens next, and how do I prepare? Your host, pastor and author James Hollandsworth, will expose the errors of traditional church teaching and present truth from God's Word.
051: Repentance and the Book of Life
Repentance is not required for salvation (regeneration). Why, then, does God command all men everywhere to repent? Whose names will be found in the Book of Life? Pastor Hollandsworth describes what happens at the Great White Throne Judgment for those who believe God and live righteously but do not believe on Jesus for eternal life by faith alone.
050: Fire and Brimstone
What is the lake of fire, and why is it described as burning with fire and brimstone? Is it literal or metaphorical? Pastor Hollandsworth attempts to answer these questions through the lens of an Old Testament type.
049: Where Are Lazarus and Dives? (Part 2)
Why is the rich man rich? Why is the poor man poor? When taken literally, the story of the rich man and Lazarus does not sufficiently answer why the two men are sent to Heaven and Hell. Nothing is said about their behavior or relationship with God. Pastor Hollandsworth applies a parabolic meaning to the story and explains Christ’s use of symbolism in rebuking the Pharisees.
048: Where Are Lazarus and Dives? (Part 1)
Most evangelical Christians believe the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16 is an actual, historical account, illustrating what happens after death – some go to Heaven and others go to Hell. Pastor Hollandsworth demonstrates from the context that the story is actually a parable, designed to warn the Pharisees that their greedy, covetous lifestyle will result in disinheritance from the kingdom.
047: What Happens When We Die?
Do believers go to Heaven and unbelievers go to Hell when they die, or do all remain “asleep” until the future resurrection and judgment? Pastor Hollandsworth searches the Scriptures to see if the Intermediate State position, held by most Christians, is biblical.
046: Not the Hell You Might Think
The English word “Hell” should never have been used in English translations of the New Testament, because it conveys the wrong meaning of the Greek words Hades and Gehenna, which should have been transliterated. Pastor Hollandsworth gives the correct meaning of these words and shows what a profound difference it makes in the study of Scripture.
The Truth sets us free
Pastor Hollandsworth is a true Berean who challenges us to seek the Scriptures diligently, rather than rely on the latest theological trend. Only listen if your desire is to be taught humbly of the Spirit in the truths of the Bible.
As being a “proud Independent Fundamental Baptist” myself, I am glad that I can get great content like this that is only impartial to a mans honest study of the Bible. I’m loving it!
Great Bible teaching
Pastor Hollandsworth is very knowledgeable of the scripture and is not afraid to go against popular trends in order to explain what the Bible actually says. It will be well worth the time spent for the student of the Bible to give this a listen to.