It’s your civil right, but it’s absolutely not your Christian duty.
Our fellowship fundamentally comes from our common pursuit of Jesus in the midst of our imperfect sinfulness.
Every tragic situation is different. The Bible speaks broadly. One thing is still clear.
There are two lines per book, in accordance with the order and divisions of Tanakh.
Seeing Lazarus in the text as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” gives us a better understanding of Jesus, and it informs our understanding of the events before and after Jesus’ death and resurrection.
I like the song “Mansion Over the Hilltop”. I also think it’s pretty silly and shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
Sometimes it’s not up to us whether we finish what we set out to do.
I’ve often heard people say you ought to dress your best to show respect for God. Why would you give God anything less than your best when you dress up to worship him?
Our different views here, while very important to discuss, may not always prevent us from being united with one another in our common salvation.
I still sing songs about going to heaven. I just mean what I’m singing a little differently than most of the people I’m singing with.