They’re the same picture

After finishing my post on the many differences between the Israel of God (and their Gospel of the Circumcision) and the body of Christ (and our Gospel of the Uncircumcision) — which you can find here — and being told by someone who read it that they still can’t see the clear pattern of differences… Continue reading They’re the same picture

Kingdom come?

Is the Kingdom of God a present reality or a future promise? One of the biggest mistakes one can make when it comes to the question of whether the kingdom already exists or whether it’s still yet to fully begin on earth is to assume the answer is anything other than: Yes. Recently, due to… Continue reading Kingdom come?

Things that differ

In order to argue that there’s only one Gospel in Scripture (and that the result of salvation is the same for everyone), it helps to first believe that the Israel of God and the church known as the body of Christ are actually one and the same entity, and that references to Israel in Scripture… Continue reading Things that differ

What is death?

[Please click the links as you go through this article, since they will take you to my scriptural references, as well as to articles containing extended exegesis on my various points.] What is death? The answer to this question is simple: death is the absence of life. In fact, this is such a simple concept… Continue reading What is death?

Salvation through mutilation

How is it that one is saved from “hell”? (I’m going to pretend that “hell” is a good translation of the Greek word Gehenna in the following verses in the King James Version of the Bible. It’s not, but for the sake of argument, I’m going to temporarily work under the assumption that it is.)… Continue reading Salvation through mutilation

Your understanding of salvation seems to be supported by Scripture

There are basically three soteriological positions one can hold to (meaning there are three different scriptural understandings of salvation and the ultimate destiny of all humanity that one can believe in). These three positions are: A) Universalism (the idea that everyone will be saved and reconciled to God in the end), B) Annihilationism (the idea… Continue reading Your understanding of salvation seems to be supported by Scripture

How Paul used parallelisms to teach the salvation of all

Parallelisms of different sorts are used all throughout Scripture, but nobody used them better than the apostle Paul when he used them to explain what it is his evangel really means (meaning, what the outcome of the Good News he proclaimed is). The First Man: Adam = Condemnation (mortality and sinfulness) The Second Man: Christ… Continue reading How Paul used parallelisms to teach the salvation of all