New SCS Press Release – A Hero’s Welcome

SCS Press is proud to announce our newest publication from our very own Professor Ronald Barnes

Martin Luther marked two critical days on his calendar—today and That Day—the day he would graduate to Heaven. Everyone who believes that Jesus is God and trusts in Him alone as Savior has assurance of eternal life; but Luther knew that Heaven is not the same for every believer. God’s Word reveals how Christians can graduate to Heaven Summa Cum Laude! God wants every Christian to have a “rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 1:11), but a rich welcome—a hero’s welcome—is not automatic. A Hero’s Welcome answers questions, such as:

  • In what sense does every moment matter forever?
  • What will Jesus examine about my earthly life at His Judgment Seat?
  • What is the meaning of the 5 Crowns of Reward in the New Testament?

Eternal rewards are one of the most neglected and misunderstood doctrines in Scripture; but when properly understood it compels every believer to pray, “Lord Jesus, help me to live this day the way I will wish I had lived this day when I stand before you on That Day!”



“I have used my first edition copy of A Hero’s Welcome in sermon preparation, class research, and personal study. I’m humbled to be able to endorse this exceptional work twenty years later to a new generation of believers.”

Dr. Keith Krell, Senior Pastor, Fourth Memorial Church, Spokane, WA; Professor of Biblical Exposition, Moody Bible Institute-Spokane.


Ronald Barnes (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., San Diego Bible College & Seminary) is a Professor of Biblical Studies at Southern California Seminary. He is the author of “Three Things God Finds Impossible To Do,” and “On The Edge of Their Seats.” He and his wife, Ginny, live in San Diego. They have 3 grown daughters, and 9 grandchildren.

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