The author of Hebrews chimes in Jefferson Vann investigates Hebrews 1:10; 4:14; 7:26; 8:1; 9:23-24; 11:12; 12:23, 25-26. He believes that many of the scripture texts reflect a secular “land and sky” cosmology, and should be translated differently.In a series of articles I began in 2016, I have been investigating how popular English translations render the words which in … [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.
Jefferson Vann reflects on the sad story of some disciples who chose not to follow Christ anymore. This is the 7th in a series of articles tracing the promise of resurrection life in John’s Gospel.tripping over wordsJesus was teaching in a Jewish synagogue. He said that he is the bread that came down from the sky. His listeners thought about the stories they had been … [Read more...]
In this article, Jefferson Vann provides an example of biblical theology, as he traces the promise of a future permanent life from creation to David. That promise of a future permanent life to believers of all nations is the message within the message of both the Old and New Testaments. That message was concealed within the Old Testament, but can be clearly seen by reading it … [Read more...]
A conditionalist looks at αἰώνJefferson Vann examines the meaning of the Greek word αἰών, based on how it is used in the New Testament.Some of the arguments against conditionalism cite passages containing the Greek noun αἰών (aiōn). They argue (based on how αἰών is often translated) that hell is eternal so people who are thrown into it must also be eternal. Or they … [Read more...]
Testing Pink’s presupposition. Jefferson Vann reviews all the occurrences of the Greek phrase εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα in the New Testament. He tests Arthur Pink’s presupposition that the Bible uses that phrase to teach universal innate immortality and a perpetual hell.When traditionalist theologian Arthur W. Pink argued for the perpetual duration of hell, he conceded that the terms … [Read more...]