I was watching the usual suspects (aka the Toronto street preachers I’ve now written about numerous times before) again yesterday, and one of them made a statement I was surprised to hear even one of them make. He suggested that his listening audience should “ask Jesus into their hearts” in order to be saved. This unscriptural… Continue reading Jesus won’t fit inside your heart
There are three main factors that keep the majority of people (including Christians) from understanding what Scripture is actually talking about in most passages. I’m not going to get into all the details here, since I’ve done so in various other places on this site, but as a refresher, these three factors are: 1) Not… Continue reading What Christians don’t understand about unbelievers
“For God locks up all in unbelief, so that He can show mercy to all.” – Romans 11:32 Paul tells us that God locks all of us up in unbelief, meaning we don’t fail to believe the truth because of something inherent in ourselves, but because God made sure we would all start out that… Continue reading What is the one requirement for being shown mercy?
The Toronto street preachers I’ve written about somewhat frequently in recent times have given me a number of excellent examples of how so many Christians completely misunderstand what Scripture says about so many topics, and death is yet another topic that most of them miss the mark on. If you listen to a “gospel” sermon… Continue reading “Ye shall not surely die” — do you believe the lie?
Just a quick note to say, if you’re a member of the body of Christ and are interested in chatting with other members, we’ve just set up a new Discord server for this very purpose (it goes along with our subreddit, but Discord is more like a chat room while Reddit is more like a… Continue reading Concordant Believers Discord
I was listening to the Toronto street preachers again yesterday afternoon, and as usual their messages would often get dangerously close to the truth right before they’d once again swerve and miss the mark entirely when it comes to what Scripture actually teaches about heaven, “hell,” sin, and salvation, but there’s one assertion in particular that I… Continue reading Does God double-charge?
If you’ve been reading this site for very long, you know that I generally prefer to use literal translations of Scripture (such as the Concordant Literal Version or Young’s Literal Translation). However, even less literal versions of the Bible — such as the KJV (the King James Version), for example — don’t actually teach Infernalism… Continue reading Even the King James Version of the Bible teaches Universal Reconciliation
“So you’re saying I can be saved without having to do anything myself?” the bystander asked the street preacher. “There isn’t anything we have to contribute to our salvation? We don’t even have to choose to be baptized in water and we can still be saved?” “That’s right,” the street preacher replied. “As He died… Continue reading That’s just too easy
In my last post I discussed the lake of fire, and how it’s impossible that any human could suffer forever there. A lot of Christians are under the impression that a particular “hell” in certain Bible versions is a reference to the lake of fire, however, specifically the “hell” that is mistranslated from the word… Continue reading What the Gehenna?
There are many good reasons to reject the commonly accepted Christian teaching known as Infernalism (the soteriological position that those who die without first becoming Christians will suffer forever in a conscious state in a place called the lake of fire), and over the years I’ve written about a number of them on this site,… Continue reading Immortality and the second death