Brad Alles

Brad Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and received his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago.

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Special will of God

Let’s continue to examine God’s will for your life with this second edition.  God’s guidance comes to us in four ways: sovereign, special, moral, and non-moral.  In the last blog, we saw how God guides us in a sovereign way. That means that God is in total control, or is sovereign, and that unless something is [&hellip

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God’s will for your life

This series of blogs will examine God’s will for your life.  How can we know what God wants us to do?  Clearly,  God has a general will for all people.  All of us are to carry out the “Cultural Commission” of Genesis 1:28.  God told Adam and Eve, “‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue [&hellip

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Heaven described

This series of blogs on eschatology, or the study of the last things, concludes with descriptions of heaven.  The eternal state of the new heaven and new earth was promised in Isaiah 65:17. “Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to [&hellip

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Hell described

The study of the last things, or eschatology, continues with more on the eternal state of hell.  In hell, unbelievers will experience damnation and eternal separation from God in both body and soul. Hell is pictured as a place of weeping and gnashing teeth (Matthew 8:12), where both body and soul will be tormented and [&hellip

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The reason for Judgment Day

This series on eschatology, or the study of the last things, is continuing the information on Judgment Day.  Let’s read what happens next to the sheep in the parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:31-40). Judgment Day continues with rewards for believers on account of the works they did by the Holy Spirit’s power. [&hellip

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Judgment Day events

This series of blogs on eschatology continues with the topic of Judgment Day.  Eschatology is the study of the last things: death, resurrection, Judgment Day, and the eternal states of heaven or hell.  This aspect of theology is very intriguing since we all want to know what will happen at the end of our life.  After Jesus [&hellip

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Resurrection at Christ’s return

The study of the last things, or eschatology, continues with more on the resurrection. When Jesus returns, all people who have died will rise from the grave.   The sequence of the Last Day is given in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: “Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to [&hellip

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What about the resurrection of the dead?

Continuing the series on eschatology, or the study of the last things, takes us to the concept of the resurrection.  What will our resurrected body be like? Although every specific detail is not given, six main descriptors of our new body are found in 1 Corinthians 15:42-44, 49, and 53: “So will it be with [&hellip

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Eschatology & Death

Eschatology is the study of the last things: death, resurrection, Judgment Day, and the eternal states of heaven or hell.  It is a fascinating part of theology since we all desire to know what will happen at the end of our life.  This series of blogs on eschatology will start with death. When God made [&hellip

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Heaven & Hell

It’s clear that all the previous worldviews—Secular Humanism, Marxism, New Age, and Islam—believe that the world has serious problems that only their system can address. The Secular Humanist thinks that humanity is responsible for the realization of the world of its dreams, with a world government at the helm. Nations must be subordinated to a [&hellip

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