In "exterminate!" Jefferson Vann explains the meaning of an Old Testament word linked to the New Testament's description of hell.God does have a wonderful plan for your life, but it may be to exterminate you!Now that I have your attention, let me explain. We have been taught that God created human beings with an indestructible element – sometimes called a soul or a … [Read more...]
Articles in this category trace a subject through the 66 books of the Protestant Bible (Genesis to Revelation). These articles show that Evangelical Conditionalism reflects the teaching of all the Scriptures. The articles serve as a basis for a biblical theology on their particular subject.
In "where did all the spirits go?" Jefferson Vann shows how the authors of the Hebrew historical books in the Old Testament used the word that is most often mistranslated as “spirit.”In our study of the Hebrew word רוּחַ (ruach) in the books of Moses, we found this semantic range for the word:First, רוּחַ is the Breath of God, as the source of life for all … [Read more...]
In “how to keep your soul” Jefferson Vann explains how John 12:24-25 fits with John’s emphasis on Jesus’ promise to give permanent life to believers through a future resurrection.John wrote that Jesus had life in him, and his life was the light of men. He wrote that Jesus was lifted up on the cross so that people could trust in him, and have permanent life. Those outside of … [Read more...]
In “introducing the breath of God” Jefferson Vann shows how Moses used the Hebrew word that is most often mistranslated as “spirit.”Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to engage in a uniquely productive form of Bible study. I have been translating Scripture! I began with no preconceived notions about the best translation theory, but in the process of … [Read more...]
In "sky and land in Revelation" Jefferson Vann shows why the overuse use of the English terms “heaven” and “earth” have led to confusion over the meaning of the biblical Book of Revelation. Revelation is a description of a divine plan, not a glimpse into an extraterrestrial place. two technical terms As we each surveyed each book of the Bible, we have seen examples of text … [Read more...]