Thursday, August 22, 2013

Through Your love and through the ram

In Genesis 22:13, Isaac wasn't the type of Christ. He was the type of the Christian. The ram caught in the thicket was the type of Christ.

There never was a change of plans.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

What Can I Do For You? -- by Bob Dylan

"You've done it all, and there's no more anyone can pretend to do. 
What can I do for You?" 

Amazing theology in this song!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Scriptural Support for Universal Reconciliation

Revelation 22:14-15:  "Blessed are those who wash their robes, F64 so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood."  This is a vision of stuff after the Great White Throne Judgment.  So people apparently can repent afterwards.  I've heard people like Dr. James White say they find nothing in Scripture that could even remotely suggest the possibility of a post-mortem second chance.  That's quite strong language in the face of these two verses.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The living God, Who is the Savior of all people

I've been listening for a while now to the Rethinking Hell podcast, run by Chris Date and Dr. Glenn Peoples and some others, trying to learn as much as I can.  While I find their insights a welcome relief from the insanity of the Eternal Conscious Torment doctrine, at the end of the day Conditionalism/Annihilationism is still depressing.

Paul said that God is the Savior of all people, especially (not 'particularly') of those who believe (1 Tim. 4:10).  Paul also said that at the name of Jesus every knee would bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:11).  And this:  "no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost." (1 Cor 12:3).  He also said that through Jesus God would "reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross." (Col 1:20).  How about Romans 5:18:  "even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life."

John said "And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." (1 John 2:2).

The gates of the New Jerusalem are always open and the invitation is given out to those who are thirsty to come and drink from the water of the river of life (Rev. 22:17).