A SHADY ARGUMENT FOR THE AFTERLIFE The Hebrew word rephaim occurs in the Old Testament a total of eight times. The words origin is thought by many to come from the Hebrew word raphah which means to sink. In its use, the word has been translated into the English words; dead, departed spirits, spirits of the dead, shades, or ghost. In several cases, the word serves as 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 "day of wrath" Jefferson Vann concludes on the basis of Romans 2:5 that God has not yet poured out his wrath on anyone. Today I just want to share a few thoughts based on Romans 2:5."But because of your obstinacy and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourselves in the day of wrath, when God's righteous condemnation is going to be revealed!" The … [Read more...]
In “Peter’s synonym for Gehenna,” Jefferson Vann explains how Peter, Paul, and the other apostles described the ultimate fate of the lost. You know that passage in the Bible where the apostle Peter confronts Simon the sorcerer and tells him “May your silver perish with you”? He didn’t actually say that. What he said was much more interesting. But first – a little … [Read more...]
In “Stephen’s murder,” Jefferson Vann shares some notes on his translation of Acts 7:55-8:2. The text serves as a case study of Luke’s use of metaphors for death and murder. It shows that the theology of Acts is thoroughly conditionalist, with no trace of traditional dualism. My independent translation project continues, and this morning I found myself in the last part of … [Read more...]
Jefferson Vann shares an index of the references to Genesis in all his posts online. I have been working on a project which involves archiving and indexing all of my writings. Since many of the links I am collecting are from my Afterlife articles, I thought some of our readers might be interested in that index. It includes links from articles posted elsewhere as well, … [Read more...]