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Many believe that Genesis 3:21 teaches that God performed the first sacrifice when he made tunics of skin for Adam and Eve. But is this correct? There are numerous other theories about where the skin came from and what kind of skin it was. We read substitutionary atonement and the sacrificial system into Genesis 3:21 at our own theological peril.
Predestination is a controversial topic, but it need not be. The Bible teaches that predestination is about our glorification and sanctification; not about justification. Therefore, if we fight about predestination, we are not living according to what we were predestined for, namely, to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
Do you wonder if you can lose salvation? It depends on what you mean by “salvation.” If you mean “eternal life” then no, you cannot lose your eternal life. Even still, there is great incentive to remain faithful to Jesus and obedient to His Word, for although we cannot lose eternal life, there is still much we can lose.
Soul sleep is the idea that after a person dies, they exist unconsciously until the future resurrection. But is this idea taught in the Bible? I say no. I believe that after a person dies, if they have believed in Jesus for eternal life, they go immediately to be with God in heaven.