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...]
Articles in this subcategory either trace a subject through the 27 books of the New Testament (Matthew to Revelation) or focus on the subject as revealed in a particular book or group of books. The books may be grouped by historical period or author. The articles serve as a basis for a biblical theology on their particular subject.
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...]
In “the resurrection is Jesus” Jefferson Vann unpacks the significance of Jesus’ statement in John 11:25-26.John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am that resurrection and that life. The one trusting in me, even if he dies, will live again.John 11:26 "Everyone who is living and trusting in me will certainly not die permanently. Do you believe this? "By his eleventh … [Read more...]
In a new sky and land Jefferson Vann investigates some passages from the epistles of James, Peter and Jude to determine if they reflect a “heaven and earth” cosmology.I have been surveying the biblical terms that our English bibles usually render “heaven” and earth. My hypothesis is that these terms do not necessarily convey the notions that first come to mind. Our culture … [Read more...]
In excess life, Jefferson Vann examines Jesus promise to give his sheep excess life (John 10:10). He challenges some of the popular applications of this verse.John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in excess.Jesus had described himself as the bread of life,¹ and the giver of the water of life.² … [Read more...]