The Principles (and Applications) of God’s Judgement in the OT

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

Romans 9 — Moses, Pharaoh, and the Sovereignty of God

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

The Resurrection of Jesus and Conspiracy Theories

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

“Heaven” isn’t the ultimate destination (or hope) of the Christian

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