The End of the Wicked (Part 5)

{An extract from Chapter 7, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { The End of the Wicked (Part 4) click here } The End of the Wicked Whatever the metaphysical state of the wicked dead in their resurrection, they are certainly not the possessors of a new imperishable body. The incorruptible nature of the resurrection body […]

The End of the Wicked (Part 4)

{An extract from Chapter 7, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { The End of the Wicked (Part 3) click here } { The End of the Wicked (Part 5) click here } The End of the Wicked In Luke 13, Jesus noted the deaths of two groups of people. One was through the actions of the […]

The End of the Wicked (Part 3)

{An extract from Chapter 7, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { The End of the Wicked (Part 2) click here } { The End of the Wicked (Part 4) click here } The End of the Wicked The language of Scripture is constantly regular in its expectation of the fate for the wicked. “Through the wrath […]

The End of the Wicked (Part 2)

{An extract from Chapter 7, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { The End of the Wicked (Part 1) click here} { The End of the Wicked (Part 3) click here} The End of the Wicked This theme of destruction for the wicked also finds its expression in various Hebrew words, which provide the nuance of […]

The End of the Wicked (Part 1)

{An extract from Chapter 7, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { An Intermediate State? (Part 4) click here} { The End of the Wicked (Part 2) click here } The End of the Wicked Scripture seems to emphasise the mortal nature of human beings, who totally depend on God to raise them from the […]

An Intermediate State? (Part 4)

{An extract from Chapter 6, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { An Intermediate State? (Part 1) click here} { An Intermediate State? (Part 2) click here} { An Intermediate State? (Part 3) click here} The idea of an intermediate state of existence is devoid of any consistent, clear, and specific teaching and we are […]

An Intermediate State? (Part 3)

{An extract from Chapter 6, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { An Intermediate State? (Part 1) click here} { An Intermediate State? (Part 2) click here} There are other scriptures such as 1 Peter 3:18-20, which described Christ preaching to the spirits in prison who were disobedient in the days of Noah, when eight […]

An Intermediate State? (Part 2)

{An extract from Chapter 6, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { An Intermediate State? (Part 1) click here} Its use [ie the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus] was summed up by Froom, who cites the historian Josephus and concludes, “Jesus was clearly using a then common tradition of the Jews to press home […]

An Intermediate State? (Part 1)

{An extract from Chapter 6, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} One of our initial questions concerning the nature of man was whether he naturally survived death as an immortal being. In the Genesis creation narrative, man died through disobedience and that death was carefully defined as the dissolution of the body. There was no […]

Death and Life! (Part 2)

{An extract from Chapter 5, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { Death and Life! (part 1) click here} Although Scripture tends to emphasise the fact that only those raised from the dead are given life, there is also a resurrection that does not lead to life. This resurrection is the subject of another chapter. While Jesus […]