THE EARTHLY INHERITANCE SERIES of BIBLE SUBJECTS
Various Bible study guides in subjects pertaining to
New Earth prophecy, as taught by Paul Phelps.
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD,
they shall inherit the earth. Psalm 37:9
QUESTIONS and ANSWERS
The Earthly Inheritance idea raises questions
and this study guide provides some answers.
A Bible study project by Paul Phelps.
After several years of study this writing was completed in 2004.
The EI Files provide a New Earth direction in Biblical thought
Q 01 What do the earthly inheritance files teach?
A 01 The earthly inheritance files are Bible study guides and essays intended
to explain mankind’s future inheritance in the New Earth. They explain
theology and prophecy in the earthly context of Biblical interpretation.
Q 02 Do these studies accept that heavenly inheritance is taught in the Bible?
A 02 Yes. Heavenly inheritance is the priority call offered Christian believers
during the Church age. But the Messianic age is now in view and it has
an earthly fulfillment.
Q 03 Do Churches recognise earthly inheritance as a doctrinal truth?
A 03 Some do and some do not. But that is not relevant because all churches
of Bible definition are called and consecrated to the call of heaven alone.
After the Church age is over and the Christian believers are in heaven,
the only gospel will be the eternal gospel of the New Earth (Rev. 14:6-7).
Q 04 Is this idea connected in some way to an existing religion or group?
A 04 It is fundamental Bible doctrine and therefore may be viewed as part of
fundamental Christianity. But it is not promoted through any group.
The Nicene Creed is the Statement of Faith. Earthly Inheritance studies
derive much of their substance from Judaism and early Christian belief.
Q 05 What special ideas and concepts are emphasised in these teachings?
A 05 Faith in God and his word is fundamental. Righteousness is necessary
because earth's people will face judgment-day (Rev. 14:7; Mt. 25:31-46).
Righteousness in the earthly context is based on conscience and works.
Most Bible prophecy is for earth; it is fundamental in New Earth study.
Q 06 The Bible is a book for spiritual people—so how can earth-type people
ever hope to understand it?
A 06 Spiritual discernment is given the Church by the Holy Spirit while here,
but others may also gain wisdom from the Bible. Christ’s own disciples
did not always understand his words until they received the Holy Spirit
(Acts 2:1-11,38-39) but they came under God’s protection while waiting
for enlightenment. Now also earthly people are awaiting enlightenment.
The earthly fulfilment of Joel 2:28-29 will be here soon—
“And it shall come to pass afterward (after the Church age is over), that
I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh (earthly humanity); and your sons
and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams,
your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon
the handmaids in those days (Messianic age) will I pour out my Spirit.”
Q 07 In which languages are these essays published?
A 07 From the start these writings are in Chinese. Other Asian language texts
can be added as heaven indicates. The English text accords with British
international language criteria.
Q 08 Can these writings be described as religious, or social?
A 08 The New Earth Writings are indexed at different search websites under
both Religious and Social. In content they are both religious and social.
They teach about God, and they also say much about earthly humanity.
Q 09 Is this teaching intended for any people or group in particular?
A 09 God alone decides this. Bible prophecy gives some indication about it
but in principle these essays are available to all, and are on the web in
both Chinese text format and English text format.
Q 10 Are earthly inheritance teachings in any sense nationalistic?
A 10 These teachings do not promote nationalism as known in the world, but
it is true that the New Earth theme creates a large degree of enthusiasm
for a renewed human nature and the entitled of mankind that inherits it.
Q 11 Is the earthly inheritance doctrine fair to all? Is anyone left out?
A 11 Earth’s people will face judgment-day. God judges in equity but he has
standards. People with a righteous life have an undeniable advantage.
Clean conscience prepares for the judgment-day and the New Earth.
Q 12 What reason or motive prompts these studies coming at this time?
A 12 Christ’s soon return as Judge and King is the prime compelling reason.
This end-time teaching of this eternal gospel is foreshown in Scriptures.
Q 13 What long-term effects might come from propagation of these studies?
A 13 God alone knows. Earthly Inheritance studies are seeds of truth—which
will produce a crop. God plants gospel seeds in individuals and nations
and those that love goodness are being made ready for his soon return.
Q 14 Are there preferred places where this subject can be studied?
A 14 For group study anywhere that Bible topics can be discussed is fine, but
individual study is the most essential. The Bible is the only text authority.
Q 15 In connection to this, is there anything to join? Is there a membership?
A 15 This Biblical wisdom is given freely for all; there is no membership now.
After Jesus returns, the only membership is citizenship in the New Earth.
Q 16 How about making contact for inquiries or counsel or for offers of help to
promote knowledge of the New Earth? Is there any contact information?
A 16 All contacts are welcome including offers of ideas and help or questions
on a topic of interest. Communication is by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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