The term “outer darkness” is widely understood as a description of Hell for unbelievers. Pastor Hollandsworth looks at the three places the term is used in the New Testament, gives a biblical definition, and shows that it is NOT referring to Hell but, rather, to the realm of the kingdom where unfaithful believers will be consigned during the Millennium. He also distinguishes outer darkness from the erroneous doctrine of purgatory.
Traditionalists claim that all believers will receive white robes of righteousness and will comprise the bride of Christ. Pastor Hollandsworth shows from Rev. 19 and the parable of the virgins (Matt. 25) that white robes and bridal status are reserved for faithful saints only. The ramifications are profound.
What is New Jerusalem that comes down from Heaven to Earth in the Millennium? What role does it play in the kingdom – and what do the terms “kingdom of heaven” and “kingdom of God” mean? Pastor Hollandsworth answers these questions from the Scriptures and gives five evidences that New Jerusalem is the city of reward for faithful saints.
At salvation our sins are forgiven and covered by the blood of Jesus. Does that mean God never judges believers who persist in sinfulness going forward? Surprisingly, many Christians assume that is the case. Pastor Hollandsworth gives eight ways that God judges our continued sinfulness now, and demonstrates that He will certainly do so at the Judgment Seat.
One day you will receive a verdict from the Judge of the Universe. Will it be positive or negative? How you are living now is determining your future verdict. Pastor Hollandsworth exposes the error of the traditional view that expects crowns to be given to all believers. He further demonstrates from the Scriptures the prospect of punishment for those who are unfaithful and explains the nature of the punishment.