The Eternal Purpose Of God:

What kind of world did God create?

An Interpretive Lens For Viewing Truth! Part 1 The Bible tells the story of God’s grand purpose for creating the world, focusing on His reason for designing humans as free moral agents in His image. This purpose of God is a valuable lens, through which we view many theological realities, especially the nature of eternal destinations. God […]

How fatal was the Fall of Man?

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by Lerman D’Eon Inspector Clouseau, while investigating the theft of the Pink Panther Diamond, was in the process of questioning suspects, when he asked to speak to Mr. So-and-so, and was told that it was impossible because Mr. So-and-so had suffered a fatal accident. Wanting more details, Inspector Clouseau then asked “How fatal?” “Completely fatal” […]

Soul in the New Testament

Charon (Greek) who guides dead souls to the Underworld. 4th century BC. from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul

{An extract from Chapter 3 Soul, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} Soul in the New Testament In the New Testament the word “soul” is sometimes used to translate the Greek word psuche. However, psuche is also translated by other words as well. For example, it is translated about forty times1)  in the New Testament […]

Hell is an apologetics concern

This is a talk that I had the pleasure of giving to Reasonable Faith in Los Angeles in July 2014. I’m grateful to my host Chris Sandoval, and especially to the generous folks at the Conditional Immortality Association here in New Zealand who got me there. In short. The traditional doctrine of hell is a real concern […]

tomorrow – fallen | Revelation 18:2

Revelation 18:2

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the Great…” (Revelation 18:2).  Tomorrow will be a day of revelation of all who falsely claim to be saved. The great hypocritical establishment which has oppressed and repressed the true church will finally be exposed and laid waste. Prophecy from God invites us to travel into the future, and to discover […]

What if we taught John 3:16?

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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ((John 3:16 KJV.)) We evangelicals love to quote John 3:16. We call it “the poster-child verse of the entire Bible.”1  We think of it as “the gospel in a nutshell,”2 “the Bible in […]

Soul in the Old Testament

Ruth Meets Boaz as she gleans (Ruth 2:4-16)

{An extract from Chapter 3 Soul, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} In our attempts to understand the potential for man’s future existence we have briefly touched on Plato’s ideas about the immortality of the soul and the possible influence this has had on Christian thinking. If these ideas were Biblical, we would expect to […]

Life Death and Destiny | The Path to Immortality

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( From Chapter Four: Alive in Christ from Life, Death and Destiny) Jesus Christ has “abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel” (II Tim. 1:10)! The Gospel of resurrection, that is. For, “as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. But each in his own order: […]

ETERNAL LIFE NOW | Alive In Christ

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( From Chapter Four: Alive in Christ from Life, Death and Destiny) However, quite often in the Gospel and Epistles of John, and occasionally in Paul, eternal life (or simply “life”) is spoken of as a present possession. For example: Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life…1 God made you alive, together with him [Christ}…2 […]

blaspheming heaven | Revelation 13:6

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Some believers in Christ suggest that dying and going to heaven is not the destiny of the saved. Instead, we encourage believers to rethink heaven. We think that the destiny of believers is to remain on earth until heaven – that is, the Lord himself – comes here. We see evidence in scripture that the […]