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Heaven and Its Hope

Many people believe that anything said about heaven is mere speculation. They talk about heaven like the air. Now there would not be so much in scripture on this subject if God had wanted to leave the human race in the darkness about it. All scripture, we are told, is given by inspiration from God. It is beneficial when used for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness so that the man of God may be perfect – thoroughly finished with all good works.

What the bible says about heaven is just as true as what it says about everything else. It is inspired. What we are taught about heaven could not have could not have come to us in any other way except by inspiration. No one knew anything about it but God, and so if we want to find out anything about it, we have to turn to His word.

  • Question of

    “The reason why we believe the Bible is inspired is so simple that the humblest child of God can comprehend it.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    • To a large extent
    • To a small extent
    • I don’t agree with it
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    “If the proof of its devine origin lay in its wisdom a lone, a simple and uneducated man might not be able to believe it.” To what extent do you believe this statement?

    • To a small extent
    • To a large extent
    • I don’t agree with it
  • Question of

    “We believe that the bible is inspired, because there is nothing in it that could not have come from God.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    • To a large extent
    • To a small extent
    • I don’t agree with it
  • Question of

    “There is nothing in the Bible that is not wise, and there is nothing in it that is not good.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    • To a small extent
    • To a large extent
    • I don’t agree with it
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    “If the Bible had anything in it that was opposed to reason, or to our sense of right, then we might think that it is like all the books in the world that are written merely by men.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    • To a large extent
    • To a small extent
    • I don’t agree with it
  • Question of

    “The life of Christ alone was perfect, being both human and divine.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    • To a small extent
    • To a large extent
    • I don’t agree with it
  • Question of

    “There is nothing at all in the Bible that does not conform to common sense.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    • To a large extent
    • To a small extent
    • I don’t agree with it
  • Question of

    “It is much easier to believe that man was created in the image of God, than it is to believe as some young men and women are being taught now – that He was once a monkey.” To what extent do you agree with this statement?

    • To a small extent
    • To a large extent
    • I don’t agree with it

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  1. Raja Ranjit Singh established an independent Sikh kingdom in Punjab. But after his death in 1839, the political turmoil and instability that visited Lahore watered the British appetite to expand into the Punjab. In the absence of any capable leadership, a situation existed that was highly vulnerable to interference from outside. As a result, two Anglo-Sikh wars were fought that sealed the fate of Sikh empire in the Punjab. Though very patriotic but less disciplined Sikh army could not withstand the onslaught of the British, the Punjab fell into the British hands and was annexed into the British empire in India. This annexation was not an isolated event but a sequel in the long chain of events following the death of Raja Ranjit Singh. It was, however, a demonstration of the deliberate act of wanton aggression on part of the British in India.

    Marathas influence in the Punjab diminished to a great extent with Ahmad Shah Abdali’s invasions but those of Sikhs remained strong. Punjab comprised of 36 areas of which 12 were the Sikh principalities known as Misl. Ranjit Singh united 22 under his rule while the rest were recognized as the British protectorates. He concluded the Treaty of Amritsar also known as the Treaty of Perpetual Friendship in 1809 with the company accepting their right beyond Sutlej. However, after his death in 1839, the political instability prevailed in the Punjab and rapid change of governments was witnessed. Therefore, the British started looking across the river Sutlej irrespective of the fact that they had signed the treaty accepting each other’s spheres.

    Ranjit Singh’s successors proved incapable to handle the state affairs. His son Kharak Singh was dethroned after a few months. His successor Kanwar Nau Nihal Singh also could not last long. In 1841, Sher Singh was installed but by that time Khalsa , the Sikh army, had ballooned and had also multiplied its influence. Sher Singh could not go well with Khalsa. He was murdered by an army officer. After that, Jind Kaur, the youngest widow of Ranjit Singh, became regent of her son Duleep Singh. Her brother, Jawaher Singh, became Vazir but he was also murdered in September during an army parade. Jind Kaur vowed publically to take revenge of her brother’s death.

    These unstable conditions encouraged the British to take advantage. They enhanced their military presence on the other bank of Sutlej and also annexed Sind in 1843. As the tension grew, their diplomatic relations were also broken. The company started moving towards Ferozpur that was followed by Sikhs crossing the Sutlej in December 1845. An encounter took place at Ferozpur where the Sikh army was routed completely though they demonstrated great courage and bravery. The treaty of Lahore was signed in March 1846. The Sikh had to surrender huge territories and an indemnity of 15 mn rupees. Failing to pay this heavy amount was to be compensated by cessation of Kashnir, Hazara, and some other places between Indus and Beas to the company. Daleep Singh was to continue as the ruler of the Punjab and her mother as the regent. However, at request of the council the company officials signed another treaty known as the Treaty of Bhyroval. This treaty provided the maharani a pension of 150000 but she was to be replaced by a British resident in Lahore aided by a Regency council. This gave them an effective control over the government.

    Henery Lawerence became the resident but he fell ill and left for London. He was replaced by Sir Frederick Corrie. He adopted a stiff policy because of which the relations turned quite strained. As a result, the second Anglo-Sikh war broke out. Sher Singh revolted at Multan on September 14, 1848. The Sikhs repelled a British attack in the battle of Ramnagar. The war continued for sometime but the final battle took place at Gujrat where the Sikhs were utterly defeated and their power was razed to ground. On March 30, Daleep Singh held his court for the last time at Lahore at which he signed away all claim to the rule of the Punjab. In this way annexation of the Punjab was accomplished.

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