This is the third and final part of the talk that I gave at the recent annual conference of the Conditional Immortality Association, where I addressed the question of what difference it makes if we embrace a biblical portrait of human beings as unified and physical, rejecting a substance dualist view of humanity.Salvation Naturally we can’t truly separate salvation from … [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.
Here’s part 2 of the talk that I gave recently at the annual conference of the Conditional Immortality Association, about the difference it makes when we grasp a biblical portrait of human nature as unified and material. In part 1 I traced a brief history of the issue, and talked about some pressing social issues that our view of human nature has much to say about, namely sex … [Read more...]
A couple of weeks ago it was my pleasure to speak at the annual conference of the Conditional Immortality Association. In the next few blog posts, you’ll see what I had to say to them about the ways in which an understanding of human nature as material and mortal impacts the way in which we approach both the world in which we live and the familiar Christian doctrines of … [Read more...]
The Apostle Peter wrote two letters that we now have as a part of our New Testament. In the first letter, he addresses his audience as the exiles of the dispersion. In his second letter, he says he is writing to all those that have obtained faith in Jesus our Savior the Messiah. Peter’s letters are very much concerned with Christ’s followers learning to model their lives after … [Read more...]
In “the breath of our nostrils” Jefferson Vann examines how the major prophets of the Old Testament used the word רוּחַ (ruach) – a word that is often translated “spirit.”Translating words from one language into another is a complicated process. The translator has to decide all the shades of meaning that can be conveyed by a particular word. This list of potential … [Read more...]