Category Archives: Theological Issues

#43 – God’s Plan to Save All Men (1 Tim. 2:4; 2 Pt. 3:9)

When presenting a Scriptural case for the ultimate reconciliation of all mankind…where is the best place to start?  There are a lot of verses to be sure, but which one (or ones) should usher the rest of them in?  This … Continue reading

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#42 – Restoration Intro

The Salvation of all men!  Sounds too good to be true, right?  I mean, the Gospel (Good News) is already too good to be true; God took our fallen nature upon Himself and became sin so that we would be … Continue reading

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#41 – Putting His Enemies Under His Feet

This is the last blog I have that will fall under the Judgment theme.  So far we have looked at Death (and the 2nd Death), the Lake of Fire, Destruction, Punishment, Wrath, Judgment and various other related issues.  To my … Continue reading

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#40 – Principles of Judgment – Part 2

In this series on Judgment we have looked at every description of judgment Scripture gives us; and we have seen how in every instance it points towards restoration and life.  Judgment is never final, it is never the end.  The … Continue reading

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#38 – Punishment – Gr. Kolasis

So far we have looked at 4 terms used in Scripture to convey judgment in the afterlife.  In this blog we will look at the term that is found in the most notorious reference to supposed “eternal damnation.”  This reference … Continue reading

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#37 – Destruction – Part 2

In the last blog we saw how the Greek word Apollumi not only means “utter destruction” (and is used in such a sense not only concerning past things, but also to describe future judgments) but also that it means “lost.”   … Continue reading

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#36 – Destruction – Part 1

In the last 2 blogs we saw how death leads to life.  We saw that death is the one appointed way for man to rise to a higher form of life through the loss of his old fallen life.  We … Continue reading

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#35 – The Second Death – Part 2

We saw in the last blog that death is the penalty for sin and that though Christ suffered that penalty of death for us, we still have to follow His example and die to sin and our selfish nature even … Continue reading

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#34 – The Second Death – Part 1

We saw in the previous 3 blogs that the Lake of Fire portrays that cleansing, purifying and refining fire that comes from the Law as it puts our old, fallen, selfish nature to death and conforms us to God’s standard … Continue reading

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#33 – The Lake of Fire – Addendum

There are a few noteworthy details that are related to the Lake of Fire that I wanted to mention before we move on.  This blog is not complete by any means and I plan on expanding it at a later … Continue reading

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