Often the very different (and strongly disagreeing) answers to the same question, are all correct and all wrong at the same time depending on your starting premise. In other words, our starting point inevitably determines our conclusions. We see this in politics all around us, every single day. If we understand a SuperSet of principles governing any discipline, then we will far better comprehend
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“Predestined to Life” is Mike Williams’ new series from a recent Gospel Revolution Conference in Canada. In this series, Mike exposes the theology of predestination in the light of the gospel as opposed to traditional Christian theology. He studies out all references to predestination in the original Greek texts, as well as in the English translations. Find out
Eternal security is the name given to the concept proposed by Calvinism and some forms of Arminianism who believe that once you are saved you will remain in that happy condition.
The logical comparison, is that one?s salvation may not be secure, or, if you prefer eternal insecurity, resulting in spiritual and mental insecurity in the here and now, nevermind eternity. In the group in
by Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D. – 1999
A friend, who is a very open-minded Episcopalian priest, asked me, as an open-minded evolution biologist, for suggestions in regard to his efforts at redefining God in our profoundly changing times. Now, that is a subject I actually think about a great deal, and one that I love, so I sent him my thoughts as follow:
In my dialog with Willis Harman, published
A Vital Question.
Before we look at this carefully, let me ask you a question. It is a very honest question and should be quite simple to answer. Your failure to answer it honestly pretty much voids any purpose in reading on.
The question is this; can you name me one Bible translation either modern or ancient, that was not translated through the filters of someone?s pre-existing theology? I
There is a big difference between teaching the gospel and seeing the gospel.
How does one “see” the gospel?
We humans, with any self-reflection at all, seem to be acutely aware of how “human” we are. Our humanness surfaces each and every day. We feel human. We act human. Sometimes thankfully. Sometimes regrettably.
So, within this context of being “human”, how and when do we actually
From Jacob M. Wright: via Cecil Cockerham
Just read an article on John Piper answering a parent who was concerned about what he should tell his child, who has ?extreme anxiety? about death, about the topic of hell. Piper took the time to list ?5 Great Realities? on why the fear of hell ?is a golden opportunity for treating God as big and glorious and utterly real?
The first church fathers, mostly Greek speakers, understood the common collection of NT greek writings from a greek mindset. And NONE of them taught of an eternal hell used by God to punish humans.
The later Latinizers of the Bible; (the Latin gang of four were Jerome, the translator of the Greek and Hebrew into the Latin Vulgate, Augustine, the dogma dictocrat, who once boasted that he would
Can we imagine a world wholly different than the one we are experiencing right now? A world as drastically different on a human level as the changes we have seen on a technological level since 1995?
It has been said, “It Has Become Appallingly Obvious That Our Technology Has Exceeded Our Humanity”.
Is there a means, now available on the planet, by which this change for the betterment of
Source ~ The Church of God Article linked to at the bottom of this article.
Why did I copy someone else’s article? Because truth is truth, wherever you find it.
In today’s world, many do not recognize the plain prophetic statements foretelling the coming of Jesus