In this study, we begin exploring the life of Jonah and see how a distorted patriotism distorts his relationship with God. We also digress to discuss Sheol and Purgatory.
After a question about faith and works, we look at James' discussion of our speech in James 3:2-6 both positive and negative — when to speak and when not to speak. We finally begin to explore the history of the word Gehenna for Hell.
Tonight's study started with the background of the pictured destruction of Rome and the harlot upon the beast that set the stage for Revelation 19. We briefly discuss the word "Hallelujah" and its evolution into "Alleluia". We spend some time examining the idea of eternal punishment and what the earliest Church believed about it. We conclude with an exploration of the bride making herself ready.