O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
This was an interesting article by Andrew Perriman. Now if only he would be consistent and apply this same hermeneutic to the resurrection and second coming as he does to hell.
Here's a quote from the end of the article:
My conclusions about hell are the result (I hope) of pursuing this methodology consistently. I think the “both/and” approach (both temporal judgment and final judgment) is to be resisted unless there is clear literary…Continue
Nov 23rd, 2011 by James F. McGrath
Sometimes, it just helps to look at the alternatives.
Does anyone else see an entire theological paradigm getting a wee bit... how should I put this... wobly? How long can this approach to God's Word really last?
Can you see your grandchildren and great-grandchildren pushing this with all of their strength, mind, effort,…Continue
Added by JJScalise on November 21, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments
This might be a good place to comment and plant some seeds.
Notice the last line:
I think we just need a bigger more sophisticated handling of the text, than a reductionist one that I think actually impoverishes or understanding of The Fall, the cross, redemption, the ‘coming again’ and so on. (emphasis mine.)
"String together Calvin, cite Beale and Carson, throw in a little Hodge and Clarke, add some Lightfoot and oila, you get Full Preterism when you put it all together, right? Ever hear that argument before? It was one of my…Continue
Added by JJScalise on November 18, 2011 at 12:39pm — No Comments
Though some may believe that moving the science/faith dialogue forward is best left to scientists, scholars, and theologians, we atBioLogos recognize that our pastors play an invaluable role in the conversation. Across the globe, pastors are helping their…Continue
Added by JJScalise on November 15, 2011 at 1:02am — No Comments
Don K. Preston D. Div.
The horrible situation at Penn State University is dominating the news, as it rightfully should. Everyone is appalled at the accusation that a football coach has allegedly been guilty of…Continue
I received a copy of Bible Matrix II by Mike Bull. (I would like to thank Mike publicly for sending me a copy free of charge. I very much appreciate it.)
Like Bible Matrix, Bull relies heavily on James Jordan's approach and has the same un-questioned young earth creationist presupposition. On a positive note, this book will open the full-preterist door to many astute readers.
However, I found this incredible quote on page…Continue
"It seems clear that when Paul wrote First Corinthians, he thought that the Second Coming of Christ was “just round the corner”. Now that two thousand years have lapsed, let’s be honest, it doesn’t make it easy for us to think about these things today!"
The following article was written by the lord …Continue