Jefferson Vann joins the recent discussion of the metaphorical fire of 1 Corinthians 3.Do traditionalists believe that hell will involve literal fire or not? I ask this question after listening to a recent debate on the subject of whether Hell will involve eternal torment. Damon Richardson quoted the following text: “Now if any man builds on the … [Read more...]
Articles in this category reflect on the theological subjects as treated systematically in the biblical texts. Theological subjects treat the questions asked and the answers given to those questions by people throughout all ages.
In Life in Christ alone, Jefferson Vann shares a devotional thought based on 1 John 5:10-12.1 John 5:10-12 (NASB)The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. And the testimony is this, that God has given us … [Read more...]
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...]
Jefferson Vann shares a devotional thought about the resurrection from John 19:41-42. John 19:41-42 John 19:41 There was a garden in the place where he was crucified. A new tomb was in the garden; no one had yet been laid down in it. John 19:42 They laid Jesus down there because of the Jewish day of preparation and since the tomb was nearby.two gardens Chuck Smith says … [Read more...]
Jefferson Vann invites readers to study the Edenic prohibition to immortality.presently prohibitedIn the garden of Eden, after Adam and Eve sinned, God said that they “must not reach out and take the fruit from the tree of life and eat. Then (they) would live forever” (Genesis 3:22).While many people think that human beings have immortal souls, the Bible is clear … [Read more...]