Helge No I don’t believe it. But yes , it is the best way or can to prove your approach . The famaous shibbolth-discussion… We just are discussing this in our congregation. It’s right in...(1 December, 2019 - 12:22)
Phil L. Bought! Don’t blow the royalty on some fast car or glitzy jewelry or anything.(30 November, 2019 - 17:44)
Sparrrow Thank you so much for writing this article. The idea of hell has tormented me for a long time, and I am getting free of it, seeing that it isn’t even biblical. This article came to me at just...(27 November, 2019 - 21:34)
toddott It makes sense that Babylon the Great is Rome, the culmination of the beasts in Daniel. In Revelation, the beast has all the characteristics of a leopard, bear, and lion. But wouldn’t the Harlot...(23 November, 2019 - 13:50)
Alex replied to Micah Redding The rule over earth from Heaven seems less a metaphysical rule than God’s accomedation for those who have died in the faith. It allows for those who have died to share in the inheritance of the...(20 November, 2019 - 23:49)
Micah Redding This theory suggests a kind of underlying New Testament metaphysic:
You can’t reign over the Earth, unless you’re physically in Heaven.
Presumably, this rule gets changed in...(20 November, 2019 - 23:15)
peter wilkinson replied to Alex Thanks for your comment Alex. Your first paragraph sets out your position well, which is also how I understand the historical meaning of resurrection, as far as there is one. My position is that...(15 November, 2019 - 07:26)
Alex replied to peter wilkinson Hi Peter, in my view virtually every discussion of resurrection in the Bible concerns firstly the public vindication of the righteous before their enemies as appears to be the case in Daniel 12:1-3,...(14 November, 2019 - 21:15)
peter wilkinson replied to Alex Alex: you select four passages which do not seem to be directly connected or making any statement together about a resurrection to a heavenly rule. The Matthew resurrections are presented as visible...(14 November, 2019 - 08:15)
Alex replied to peter wilkinson On what grounds can you say that it was unseen?
Peter, I think if we take Jesus’ resurrection as prototypical for the early Christians as Paul states in 1 Thess 4:14, there is some reason to...(14 November, 2019 - 01:35)
davo replied to Andrew I don’t understand the distinction between “literal” and “temporal”.
By that I simply meant… like the rebirth, resurrection was actual aka literal, but that didn’t mean it too was like...(7 November, 2019 - 13:20)
Andrew replied to Phil L. 1. I can’t answer that question off the top of my head. The loss of interest in apocalyptic began very early. There’s no apocalyptic discourse in John’s Gospel. The action in the temple is where John...(14 November, 2019 - 18:43)
Phil L. This pistis was certainly expressed as allegiance to Christ as Lord, but it emerged in the first place as belief in the testimony of the apostles, underpinned by signs and wonders and the direct...(12 November, 2019 - 15:00)
John of Glandorf replied to Mike Gantt AP,….the climax and declaration were quite specific and announced in Jesus statement to his disciples, ” and some of you standing here will not taste death till you see the Son of man coming in...(13 November, 2019 - 18:16)
qadashdabar replied to Phil Ledgerwood Good points and searching…. Sabbath Saturday…….now to the point.. I think ur both on to something and right in some understanding………….always remember we...(9 November, 2019 - 15:14)
Phil L. replied to Alex What you speculate in your last paragraph, I have seriously wondered about myself many times.(7 November, 2019 - 21:55)
Alex replied to Samuel Conner The problem seems to be that Paul envisioned this handing over of the kingdom to the Father as the end of all things, the end of history and death itself. But what has happened in modern times is not...(6 November, 2019 - 22:22)
Samuel Conner Thanks, Andrew; this is helpful. If I may be suffered to offer a tiny ‘editorial’ comment, perhaps we should regard the “kenosis” hymn to be “wonderfully” difficult :) My “vote” is cast with...(2 November, 2019 - 13:32)
Jason replied to Stephen The most obvious interpretation of the parable is that Jesus wanted those who rejected him, killed. It fits one of the main themes of the synoptic gospels, and that is “put out for me 100% or expect...(7 November, 2019 - 06:09)
James Mercer replied to Andrew I too am continuing to ponder - many things.
Another question re Peter’s encounter with Cornelius. Cornelius and his entourage ‘received the Spirit’. They spoke in tongues and praised God...(5 November, 2019 - 10:13)
paul bischoff Dr. Perriaman
Look for my book, Evangelicalism Is Dead, coming out by Wipf and Stock in mid-2020.
I totally agree with your correct suspicions about Evangelicalism and Gnosticism…this...(2 November, 2019 - 09:47)