So often in the discussion and formulation of the teaching concerning the Final Punishment, the OT is either entirely thrown out the window or left to accumulate dust alongside other “irrelevant” works. This approach is, even if flawed, understandable. Who needs the Prophets, the Psalms, or the Pentateuch when opening one’s Bible to the Gospel … More The Principles (and Applications) of God’s Judgement in the OT
The modern view of man allows for as many numerous variations and differing opinions as were present when Jesus first arrived on the scene. 2000 years have come and gone and we still question what we are made of. Are we a dualism of sorts (i.e. body and soul)? Perhaps a trinity (body, soul, spirit)? … More Rethinking Man—What are We?
Click Here to Read Part 1 Moses, Pharaoh, and the Justice of God Paul then anticipates a hypothetical question in response to his argument. Is God unjust? In light of the main topic of ethnic Israel and verses 6-13 above, the full question is “is God unjust to narrow the covenant to Christ/those in Christ?” … More Romans 9 — Moses, Pharaoh, and the Sovereignty of God
There are very view things or ideas that truly irk me. I know many friends who would go so far as to call me “chill” or a host of other words from the young adult vernacular. (By many friends I mean about three friends since I am definitely a nerd at heart despite my attempts … More Romans 9 — The Word of God Has Not Failed
I wrote this post to share some brief arguments for the resurrection of Jesus as a historical event. This is by no means a comprehensive defense of the resurrection, a defense of the Bible (whatever that could possibly mean…) or a minimal facts approach to the event. If you really want to dig into the apologetics … More The Resurrection of Jesus and Conspiracy Theories
“All Christian language about the future is a set of signposts pointing into a mist.” – NT Wright Taking the verses on the final judgement at face value creates discrepancies. How can hell be both a lake of fire and an outer darkness? Corpses (Isaish 66:24) and yet ashes (Malachi 4:1-3)? These questions reveal that … More More thoughts on hell
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Hell is the yucky doctrine that few want to talk about. It is the dark underbelly of Christianity so to speak. The eternal torment of hell, whether we admit it or not, … More Understanding the Afterlife Part 2 – Hell
If you are like me, you grew up with a certain picture of Christianity. At the center of this picture was heaven, a realm of eternal bliss, where one would drift through pleasant clouds as they played a golden harp and worshiped a white-robed, gray-haired, and magnificently-bearded God. This is the portrayal of heaven often … More “Heaven” isn’t the ultimate destination (or hope) of the Christian