Life Death and Destiny | The Resurrected Body

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( From Chapter Five: The Path to Immortality from Life, Death and Destiny) THE TRUE PATH – Part One (a) Resurrection makes sense. Resurrection takes seriously both the reality of death and the wholeness of the human person. Resurrection means a new, transformed, immortal form of existence for the whole person who has died; new life, not as […]

Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 3)

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By Lerman D’Eon { Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 1) click here } { Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 2) click here } Calvin’s harsh pen was the mildest form of opposition the Anabaptists faced. Another Anabaptist rose to prominence; Menno Simons in the Netherlands. Under Menno the Anabaptists circled the […]

Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 2)

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By Lerman D’Eon { Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 1) click here } Grebel didn’t live to see the Refutation, nor his character referred to as “a shade, in mocking allusion to the doctrine of psychopannychism”1 having recently died of plague. Manz however, was undaunted. Imprisoned, he penned a hymn still in use […]

Cast into Hell: Gehenna in Luke’s Gospel

It feels misleading to have a title like “Gehenna in Luke’s Gospel,” which gives the impression that I’m going to look at all the instances where Luke uses the word γέεννα (gehenna). Strictly speaking this is true, but Luke only uses the word once. When he does, he paints a grim but illuminating picture of […]

Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 1)

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By Lerman D’Eon During the period of Martin Luther’s challenges to the church, a somewhat parallel yet independent course of reform was taking place in Zurich. This Swiss Reformation led by Ulrich Zwingli was just as convinced as Luther that Scripture should take precedence over traditions, but how that worked itself out was very different. […]

Classical theology and conditional immortality

In Christian discussions about human nature and destiny, conditional immortality is still regarded by some people as a view without a home in historic Christian thought. They might expect us to appeal to emotion or to our sense of fairness and love, but they might not expect us to provide a robust biblical case, and […]

Life Death and Destiny | Near Death Experiences

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( From Chapter Five: The Path to Immortality from Life, Death and Destiny) A DEAD END The so-called immortality of the human soul is a dead end solution to the question of human death. For three reasons. (a) The idea of the immortality of the soul makes no sense. It treats our bodily self as if it were […]

Natural Immortality ? or Conditional?

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by Lerman D’Eon  “ I don’t want  immortality through my movies, I want immortality through not dying” — Woody Allen. When God breathed the breath of life into man’s nostrils, man became a living creature1 , created in the image of God.2 Does this mean that God started a chain of events that guaranteed that […]

The Eternal Purpose Of God: Part 3

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Looking To The Future Through The Lens Having experienced one example of using the purpose of God as an interpretive lens ( See The Eternal Purpose Of God: Part 2 ), we look at the important teachings related to the ultimate end of unrepentant wicked people. We will not take an exhaustive view of scripture like Edward Fudge in […]

The Eternal Purpose Of God: Part 2

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The Eternal Purpose of God Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will […]