Volume 8 / Issue 10 | October 2021
The Apologetics Newsletter
of the Missouri Baptist Convention
In this issue: Does the Bible teach purgatory? ... Is heaven our final home? ... Welcome to High Street Press ... and more!
Does the Bible teach purgatory?
Do some Christians undergo purification from the stain of sin between death and entrance into heaven? Many who answer "yes" to that question embrace the doctrine of purgatory. Simply stated, purgatory is a place or state of suffering where the dead bound for heaven achieve the holiness necessary to enter the presence of God. But does the Bible teach this?

Heaven can't wait: more on purgatory
Perhaps the strongest argument against the doctrine of purgatory is that it undermines the sufficiency of Christ. Jesus' declaration from the cross, "It is finished!" means, among other things, that the work of redemption is complete and no more sacrifice for sin is required.

The Holy Spirit's intimate relationship
As both personal and divine, the Holy Spirit enjoys an intimate, eternal relationship with the Father and the Son. Further, the fellowship believers experience as a result of the indwelling Spirit is a taste of the supernatural unity that has always existed among the members of the Trinity.

Is heaven our final home?
The New Testament teaches that, upon death, believers' souls / spirits separate from our lifeless bodies and enter the presence of God in heaven. There, we enjoy intimate fellowship with Jesus while waiting for the future resurrection and glorification of our bodies.

Welcome to High Street Press
High Street Press is the publishing imprint of the Missouri Baptist Convention and is devoted to producing biblically faithful resources for personal or group study. Books focus on culturally relevant topics such as same-sex attraction, racial reconciliation, and the afterlife, and they explore crucial doctrinal themes such as the Trinity and salvation.

Listen to Afterlife on Audible
High Street Press has just released an audio version of its popular resource, What Everyone Should Know about the Afterlife.

Published in 2017 as a softcover resource, the popular book is now available through Audible, the premier audio-book platform.

Afterlife explores key words and phrases used in Scripture to describe life beyond the grave, with an emphasis on the reader's / listener's eternal destiny.

New from High Street Press:
What Every Christian Should Know about Satan
Was Satan once an anointed cherub -- God's prime minister of the universe? When and how did he become the father of lies, tempter, accuser, and adversary? How do names like Beelzebul and Belial depict his heinous deeds? And what hope is there for followers of Jesus in knowing that God has prepared a special place for Satan and his messengers?

What Every Christian Should Know about Satan explores more than a dozen biblical names and titles that reveal the evil one's character, tactics, and ultimate destiny in hell.

This new resource from High Street Press is now available in print and e-book formats.

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