Francis Chan

Crosswalk – Bible Study
  • 7 Burning Questions about the Lake of Fire Answered

    What comes to mind when you think of the lake of fire? For many Christians, terms like Gahenna, Sheol, Hades, Hell, and the lake of fire may have been used interchangeably. However, these terms have different meanings. Is the lake of fire just another name for hell? Or is it something else?The lake of fire is the final destination of those who reject Christ. As explained in the book of Revelation, it is where the beast, the false prophet, the devil, and anyone whose name is not written in the book of life will end up.Revelation 20:14 says that God will also throw death into the lake of fire; death will no longer threaten His people in the new heaven and new earth.More than earthly death, the lake of fire is the ultimate death. Because this concept is so vital to our Christian faith, let’s answer seven burning questions many have about the lake of fire:Photo Credit: ©Getty Images/Brina Bunt

  • How Did Jesus Treat Women in the Bible?

    Jesus may well have been labeled a progressive based solely on His treatment and inclusivity of women. He showed his peers how He viewed women to be equal to men and worthy of honor, respect, and freedom.

  • Does God Really See and Hear 'What's Done in the Dark?'

    For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. – Luke 8:17We live in a world with secret meetings, back door operations, and under-the-table deals. These are often performed out of the public eye with the hopes of never being discovered. If it’s in the dark no one sees and you can get away with it, or at least you think you can.However, things done in the dark are not always bad things. Some people choose to do really good things for people with no desire for recognition or notoriety. Regardless of the actions, whether good or bad, it brings to mind the question: does God really see and hear what’s ‘done in the dark?’The answer to this question will actually reveal God’s love, God’s justice, and God’s system of recognition. I don’t know if you ever saw it this way before but if you stay with me as we explore this topic.Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Motortion

  • How to Pray through Scripture to Connect Deeper with God

    I discovered a simple solution that has made a profound difference in my prayer life. I’ve learned through reading and practice that I do better with both Scripture reading and prayer when I combine them into the one practice of “praying Scripture.”

  • Who Are the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11?

    Although we don’t know with absolute certainty the identity of the two witnesses, we can offer some strong arguments for Moses, Elijah, or Enoch as contenders for one of the two spots.

Tim Keller