I believe that the end will be unexpected! We will all be right, and we will all be wrong. There will be destruction that ends, eternal punishment, and God all in all. And I would not make the usual qualifications of “eternal” that the universalists tend to do, or the qualifications of “all” that those […]
Repentance after death?
Is it possible for people who die in unbelief to repent? We may ask “What about those who have never heard the gospel?” Even J.I. Packer has indicated that they may have a chance to hear and believe, after dying. And then we may consider verses such as we read here: MT 11:21 “Woe to […]
As far as the death penalty is concerned, we are all under the death penalty, as a result of sin: GE 2:17 “You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” Rom. 5:12 “Therefore, just as sin entered the world […]
Luke 6:37 “Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” If we do not forgive, our thoughts will inevitably be drawn to the person towards whom we harbor resentment, our focus will be kept off of Christ, and therefore our hearts will turn from God, and this is sinning. So how can he forgive us, if by […]
It is important to mention that temptations are not sins, even in such a high-voltage area: “The Catholic Church teaches that homosexuality is not a sin but that homosexual acts are: ‘Homosexual persons are called to chastity,’ one section of the Catechism which addresses homosexuality reads. It also says Scripture calls homosexual acts ‘acts of […]
The command in Scripture is certainly clear: Lev. 19:11 Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another. So that would include all types of lying, without any exception. Now as far as a quarterback doing a fake handoff, I don’t think pretending (as in acting) is lying. I think “bearing false witness” […]
James puts a paradox together in one verse: James 3:2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. We all stumble … he is a perfect man. Now James did not get distracted halfway […]
Masturbation – Is it a sin?
Maybe one place to start would be in the places where the Bible does speak clearly about various sexual behaviors, as for example, in Lev. 15:16-18, 22:4, some indications may be found there. And as C.S. Lewis put it, the main problem with masturbation is that it is trying to take something that was intended […]
Paul makes a statement which does seem to sanction picturing Christ, as is done in movies of the life of Christ: Galatians 3:1 Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. The word “portrayed” has this definition in the USB lexicon: “Write in former times (pf. pass. be written about or marked […]
2CO 4:8-11 “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive […]