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--- Please pray that the Gospel presentation document "How To Get To Heaven" in various languages on this website would be readily accessed, effectively understood, and instrumentally used by the Lord to bring countless numbers of people around the world to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

An important coming reality:

Upon the start of the Great Tribulation, believers can lose their salvation.  For details, see the document "End Times Speculations", which is located at the top of the 'Doctrines' web-page.

? Did you know that:
- - God has assigned all true believers to be functioning as "priests", doing ministry work in a church or ministry.
(For more information, see the document "1 Peter 2:5 - Assigned To Be Ministering In A Priestly Fraternity" in the ' 1 Peter' Sermon or Lesson Outlines web-page.)

 Abbreviations, Copyrights, Resources 

List Of Abbreviations Used Within The Documents:

... = (an ellipsis) the omission of a word or phrase that is necessary for
     a complete syntactical construction but is not necessary for understanding
A: = answer
AHD = The American Heritage Dictionary
AMP = the Amplified   paraphrasing translation of the Bible (a translation that 
     includes the interweaving of additional definitions and explanations in the 
Appli: or Applic: = application
c f. = cross reference
e.g. = for example
et al. = used within the footnotes citations as an abbreviation meaning 'and
     other authors'
etc. = et cetera
ex. = example
ff. = and following verses
GRK = English definition of a Greek word taken from the original Greek
     version of the New Testament of the Bible
HBR = English definition of a Hebrew word taken from the original
     Hebrew version of the Old Testament of the Bible
ibid. = used within the footnotes to refer to the citation just before, or to
     the previous citation for that author or source
i.e. = in other words
Illus: or Illust: = illustration
Intro: = introduction
KJV = the King James Version  translation of the Bible
NAS = the New American Standard  translation of the Bible
NIV = the New International Version  translation of the Bible
N.T. = New Testament of the Bible
O.T. = Old Testament of the Bible
passim = used within the footnotes to mean 'used throughout', or 'used
     here and there'
p. = page
pp. = pages
Q: = question
Strong's #_ _ _ _ = Strong's reference number for the Greek N.T. words and 
     the Hebrew O.T. words of the Bible, as taken from the Strong's
  on "The Bible Library CD-ROM"
Updated: = mm-dd-yy
v. = verse number
vv. = verses numbers


Scripture quotations taken from Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc®.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved worldwide.

Quotations from the King James Version Bible  and Strong's Greek Dictionary  used by permission of Ellis Enterprises, Inc., 4205 McAuley Blvd., Suite 385, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.  (c) Copyright 1988-1998.  All Rights Reserved.

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified Bible.  Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation.  Used by permission.

Scripture quotations taken from the New  American  Standard Version.  Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Scripture quotations taken from La Santa Biblia, Nueva Versiòn Internacional® NVI®.  Copyright © 1999 by Biblica, Inc®.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved worldwide.

Special thanks to Biblica, Inc® for granting special copyright permissions.

Special thanks to T. Cruz for translating documents from English into Spanish.


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Recursos de ministerio en español.
(Ministry resources in Spanish.)
Recursos do ministério em português.
(Ministry resources in Portuguese.)

"How To Get To Heaven" - in:
Afrikaans , Albanian , Amharic , Arabic , Armenian , Assamese , Aymara , Azerbaijani , Bambara , Basque , Belarusian , Bengali , Bhojpuri , Bosnian , Bulgarian , Catalan , Cebuano , Chichewa , Chinese , Croatian , Czech , Danish , Dogri , Dutch , English-adults , English-youths , English-HB , Estonian , Ewe , Finnish , French , Frisian-Western , Galician , Georgian , German , Greek , Guarani , Gujarati , Haitian-Creole , Hausa , Hebrew , Hindi , Hmong , Hungarian , Icelandic , Igbo , ilocano , Indonesian , Italian , Japanese , Javanese , Kannada , Kazakh , Khmer , Kinyarwanda , Konkani , Korean , Krio , Kurdish-Kurmanji , Kurdish-Sorani , Kyrgyz , Lao , Latvian , Lingala , Lithuanian , Luganda , Luxembourgish , Maithili , Malagasy , Malay , Malayalam , Maltese , Marathi , Mizo , Mongolian , Myanmar-Burmese , Nepali , Norwegian , Odia-Oriya , Oromo , Pashto , Persian , Polish , Portuguese , Punjabi , Quechua , Romanian , Russian , Samoan , Sepedi , Serbian , Sesotho , Shona , Sindhi , Sinhala , Slovak , Slovenian , Somali , Spanish , Sundanese , Swahili , Swedish , Tagalog , Tajik , Tamil , Tatar , Telugu , Thai , Tigrinya , Tsonga , Turkish , Turkmen , Twi , Ukrainian , Urdu , Uyghur , UzbekVietnamese , Welsh , Xhosa , Yoruba , Zulu 


Recommended resources:


The Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament, by Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D.

(Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 1992. 
ISBN: 0-89957-663-X, hardcover, 1505 pages.)

A dictionary of the New Testament Greek words keyed to Strong's numbers, with thorough definitions that align with sound Bible doctrine.

A dictionary of the New Testament Greek words keyed to Strong's numbers, with thorough definitions that align with sound Bible doctrine.

A dictionary of the New Testament Greek words keyed to Strong's numbers, with thorough definitions that align with sound Bible doctrine.

Has been available on and
The New Unger's Bible Dictionary, by Merrill F. Unger, Th.D.

(Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1988. 
ISBN: 0-8024-9037-9, hardcover, 1416 pages.)

A dictionary of names, places, and objects in the Bible, with descriptions and definitions that align with sound Bible doctrine.

Has been available on and

English dictionary software:

The American Heritage Dictionary, Third Edition, version 3.6a (CD-ROM) (Cambridge, MA: SoftKey International Inc., 1994.).  This older version works on Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later, on 16-bit or 32-bit but not 64-bit Windows operating systems, and the entire program (324 MB) can be installed to the hard drive so that it will fully run from there.

Internet website where Bibles in various languages and translations are fully accessible online:

Bible College: 

Moody Bible Institute
820 N. LaSalle Blvd.
Illinois 60610, USA

Moody's Mission Statement: 
Moody exists to equip people with the truth of God's Word to be maturing followers of Christ who are making disciples around the world."

This Bible college focuses on, specializes in, and excels at training its students to do ministry.

Online Bible College and Seminary: 

Trinity College Of The Bible And Theological Seminary
4233 Medwel Drive 
Newburgh, Indiana, 47630, USA 
Trinity's Mission Statement: 
To equip men and women with a Christian worldview of leadership and service in life, work, and ministry through distance education that encourages professional and academic excellence."  

This online Bible college and seminary offers various ministry degrees in Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate level programs.  They have an excellent Master of Arts degree program for Biblical Counseling.  All of their degree programs are taken entirely through distance learning from your home and essentially at your pace.  Through the Internet, you download the course materials and then submit the completed assignments electronically.  This school does grant a substantial tuition discount from the rates listed on their website that makes this degree quite affordable but you have to ask them for the discount.