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FOUR REASONS THE EARLY CHURCH DID NOT BELIEVE “HELL” LASTS FOREVER
Today, many people disagree on how guilty criminals should be treated. Is the purpose of punishment, the argument goes, to rehabilitate the criminal by reforming his character?
TWO METAPHORS TO HELP US BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF CHRIST’S ATONEMENT
When it comes to selecting an Atonement Theory, I have always gravitated toward the Christus Victor Theory. This theory tells a thrilling multi-dimensional story rather than presenting
SATAN: Old Testament Servant Angel or New Testament Cosmic Rebel?
SATAN: Old Testament Servant Angel or New Testament Cosmic Rebel? The problem is one of definition and differentiation. The Old Testament saints had a largely UNDIFFERENTIATED view
The Jesus Hermeneutic: The Glory of Allegory!
The Jesus Hermeneutic: The Glory of Allegory NEW AND REVISED **** "In the past, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in
Who are the Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob of Allegorical Bible Reading?
Who are the Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob of Allegorical Bible Reading? "Allegory is language that says one thing and means either something MORE than what it says
Was Jesus violent in the cleansing of temple and cursing of the fig tree?
Was Jesus violent in the cleansing of temple and cursing of the fig tree? DID JESUS ENDORSE VIOLENCE BY HIS CLEANSING OF THE TEMPLE AND HIS CURSING
Who really destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?
Who really destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah? "CSI" SODOM AND GOMORRAH: WHO "REALLY" DESTROYED THESE TWIN CITIES? WHERE WAS GOD? WHERE WAS SATAN? In Genesis 18 three men,
What about Job?
What about Job? THE PROBLEM WITH THE BOOK OF JOB: BEWARE THE "JOB-EFFECT" The STROBE-EFFECT describes the disorienting effect from "snapshot" vision through the use of flickering
What Role did Satan Play in the Exodus Story?
What Role did Satan Play in the Exodus Story? Was it Jesus or Satan who sent the plagues to afflict Egypt? Was it Jesus or Satan who
Did God flood the Old Testament world, or was it Satan?
Did God flood the Old Testament world, or was it Satan? DID JESUS DROWN ALL THE CHILDREN IN THE WORLD WITH A KILLER FLOOD? OR .......... WAS
Did God Execute King Herod?
Did God Execute King Herod? This is a barn burner! DID GOD EXECUTE KING HEROD? No! I believe the angel of the Lord came to warn Herod
Did God kill Ananias and Sapphira?
Did God kill Ananias and Sapphira? "CSI" JERUSALEM: WHO MURDERED ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA? Were Ananias and Sapphira killed by the Holy Spirit as many claim (Acts 5:1-11)?
What is the “everlasting destruction” mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9?
What is the "everlasting destruction" mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9? "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from
Is God the one who “destroys both body and soul in hell?”
Is God the one who "destroys both body and soul in hell?" DOES THE BIBLE SAY WE ARE TO "FEAR GOD WHO IS ABLE TO DESTROY BOTH
What is Patristic Universalism?
What is Patristic Universalism? Before we accuse someone of being in error because they believe in Universalism, we need to do our homework and understand one very
Verses supporting Jesus as Salvador Mundi (savior of ALL the world)
Verses supporting Jesus as Salvador Mundi (savior of ALL the world) JESUS CHRIST: SALVADOR MUNDI (THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD) APOCATASTASIS: the eventual reconciliation of all living
Revisiting the Wrath of God
Revisiting the Wrath of God The wrath of God. All have heard of it. All have dreaded it. All are taught it at some point in their
Christus Victor, the greatest story ever told!
Christus Victor, the greatest story ever told! Alexander the Great used to sleep with a copy of Homer's Iliad under his pillow. This was because he so
What about the Wrath in the Book of Revelation?
What about the Wrath in the Book of Revelation? The purpose of this discussion is not to explain ALL the mysteries of Revelation. Rather, I want to
What is the judgement of nations in Matthew 25?
What is the judgment of nations in Matthew 25? Okay, put your spiritual thinking caps on. This one takes some mental energy, but it will be soooo
The Question of Hell
The Question of Hell For a longer discussion of the question of Hell please read this: https://thegoodnessofgod.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/The_Question_of_Hell.pdf
What is the vengeance of the Lord?
What is the vengeance of the Lord? "Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord I will repay." So many quote this passage in cruel, hard and woeful tones,
Do God’s flames of judgment seek to heal us or torture us?
Do God's flames of judgment seek to heal us or torture us? Like the fig leaves, Adam and Eve wore to hide their nakedness from God, men
Jim Carey and the Lake of Fire
Jim Carey and the Lake of Fire Jim Carey is very funny. The Lake of Fire mentioned in the Book of Revelation is not very funny. However,
Apocatastasis: a Heresy, a Hope or a Doctrine?
Apocatastasis: a Heresy, a Hope or a Doctrine? What is APOCATASTASIS? The Apostle Peter was the first to use the term in the following passage: "Repent ye
Charles Darwin and the Satan he saw in Nature
Charles Darwin and the Satan he saw in Nature You know what scientific observation helped destroy Charles Darwin's faith? Incredibly, it wasn't "natural good" (i.e. The wonder