I’ve taken a number of my articles and converted them into PDFs (beginning with the most important ones, although I’ll try to add more as time permits), with footnotes instead of links in the paragraphs themselves, making it much easier to view the scriptural references as you read, which is useful for those who want… Continue reading The Heresy Files
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, saying, “This man began to build, and was… Continue reading Who won the greater victory?
[All passages are quoted from the Concordant Literal Version of the Bible.] Me: I’d like to quote some passages the apostle Paul wrote that I’ve memorized. Would you be willing to listen to them and let me know if I’m remembering them correctly? Him (a street preacher): Sure. Go for it. Me: Okay, cool. Thanks.… Continue reading Did Paul mean the opposite of what he wrote?
When discussing the topic of Universal Reconciliation, some Christians like to argue that God wouldn’t force everyone to live with Him forever in heaven, because they think He wouldn’t do anything that would go against our supposed ”free will” (many also try to sanitize the idea of never-ending torment in ”hell” or in the lake… Continue reading God won’t force everyone to go to heaven
In my last article, I mentioned that those of us who hold to what is known as ”Concordant” theology believe God is 100% in control of absolutely everything, and that the “absolutely everything” He’s in control of includes evil and the suffering it can result in (since evil and suffering are a part of “absolutely… Continue reading God is still on Plan A
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” — Anne Bradstreet As one learns more about “Concordant” theology, they’re often extremely surprised when they discover our theodicy, meaning what we believe when it comes to resolving “the… Continue reading Unmerited suffering and God
Did Jesus Christ save you, or did you save yourself? Most Christians will claim to believe that Jesus saved them, but when you look at the facts it becomes apparent that they actually believe God only helps those who help themselves, and that they believe they are, in fact, their own (at least partial) saviours,… Continue reading Save yourself!
After all, is it God’s fault that He made 90% of humans too stupid or foolish or selfish or stubborn to choose to get saved? I’m sure He did everything He could think of to get as many people saved as He possibly could, but at the end of the day He made humans in… Continue reading Don’t blame God — He tried His best
[If you’d prefer a printable version of this Bible study, with the scriptural references in footnotes rather than in links, you can find it here: PDF edition] IMPORTANT! READ THIS INTRODUCTION FIRST: As nearly everyone knows, one of the most popular doctrines within modern Christianity is the idea that anyone who doesn’t “get saved” before they… Continue reading What the Bible really says about heaven, hell, judgement, death, evil, sin, and salvation