Tough times and Christian discipleship

People who dare to call themselves disciples of Christ believe that God loves them, and that God has (to cite one of the “spiritual laws”) a wonderful plan for their lives. But, back here on planet reality, it does not always seem that way. Sometimes despite our faith in God’s love and his plan, our […]

Tough times and Christian faith

Tough times have a way of changing us, and not always for the better.  One of the reasons I decided to write this series of articles is I just needed to remind myself why Christians go through tough times. I know that the Bible gives some good answers to that question, but when you are […]

Hell No! | Part 6(a) – Hell and the Garden

[An extract from the latest book “Hell No!” by Michael Bieleski] { Hell No! (Part 5(c) – What did Jesus say?) click here } For some, man is considered an immortal being. This means that he was created with an immortal soul that cannot die. The soul leaves the body at death and survives until […]

why conditionalism matters – exposing the lie

We are living in the age of the photo-post and video-byte.  Newspapers and books seem to be dying out, because nobody wants to investigate ideas anymore. People are interested in promoting their side of an argument, but not in wrestling over the details of discussion to find the actual truth. The apostle Paul struggled with […]

Tough times and Christian identity

I have experienced a series of unfortunate events in the past few months.  Bad things have happened one after another, and it has caused me to rethink my situation. Some of us are wondering whether our church is going to survive, as domino after domino keeps toppling.  Personally, I have had all kinds of bad […]

Hell No! | Part 5(c) – What did Jesus say?

[An extract from the latest book “Hell No!” by Michael Bieleski] { Hell No! (Part 5(b) – What did Jesus say?) click here } { Hell No! (Part 6(a) – Hell and the Garden } For some, the idea that the destruction of the wicked is God’s plan will be difficult to accept. The common assumption […]

From Death to Life Issue 71

From Death to Life Issue 71 December 2016 is available online now. You can read it below or by downloading the full pdf linked: From Death to Life Issue 71 December 2016 [gview file=”http://www.afterlife.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/FDTL.71.Dec-2016-website.pdf”]                     Related posts: No related posts.

Hell No! | Part 5(b) – What did Jesus say?

[An extract from the latest book “Hell No!” by Michael Bieleski] { Hell No! (Part 5(a) – What did Jesus say?) click here } { Hell No! (Part 5(c) – What did Jesus say?) click here } The idea of Gehenna as a judgment of destruction is confirmed by Jesus’ parable of the Landowner. In this […]

The legacy of Millerism

In this article, Jefferson Vann highlights some historians’ evaluations of the 19th century Millerite movement, and draws some possible implications for present day adherents to conditional immortality. There is no direct theological connection between the Millerite movement of the mid nineteenth century with conditional immortality. Yet, many of us who hold to conditionalism have connections […]

Hell No! | Part 5(a) – What did Jesus say?

[An extract from the latest book “Hell No!” by Michael Bieleski] { Hell No! (Part 4 – Paul and Hell) click here } { Hell No! (Part 5(b) – What did Jesus say?) click here } About 40 years after the resurrection of Christ, the Jews were trapped within the walls of Jerusalem as a determined Roman army lay […]