O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
It is easy to overlook the importance of hermeneutic principles in any theological discussion. (Our English word “hermeneutics” comes from the Greek word hermeneuo which means “to interpret.” Hermeneutics is the art and science of interpretation.) Most disagreements over biblical interpretation arise when two people with different hermeneutic assumptions look at a text of Scripture and come to different conclusions. The differences do not come from the text itself. Both people read the same…Continue
Added by JL Vaughn on December 16, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
What was Adam's death?
Adam was promised the death for eating from the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil. What kind of death was it?
Some say this death was physical death. Some say this death was spiritual death. And some say this death was spiritual death followed by physical death 900-some years later.
Some believe Adam was created immortal, that, had Adam not sinned, he would never die. Does this make any sense?
Before Adam sinned,…Continue
Thanks to 'Julian Assange" for the 10/22/17 series of tweets introducing this subject to many of his 500K followers on Twitter.
First tweet: "The Scofield Bible—The Book That Made Zionists of America’s Evangelical Christians"
"For a nation to commit the sin of…Continue
Everybody knows that there were eight people saved by Noah's ark. But what we typically fail to realize is that some people don't count. Servants for instance.
I'd like to compare two events, Noah's Flood and Jacob's travel to Egypt, to show that the ancients counted people differently than we do today. …
The Language of Creation from Genesis to Revelation
By Tami Jelinek
There is much disagreement within fulfilled eschatology regarding the Genesis creation story. What is it about? Those who are futurist in their eschatology, and take a literal, cosmological view of “the end,” understandably view Genesis as the beginning of the same. In other words, if Revelation and other “last days” prophecies describe the end of the physical universe, then Genesis…
In the previous article http://deathisdefeated.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-problem-of-context-in-the-genealogy-of-genesis-5?xg_source=activity, we established that the flood account was embedded in the Genesis 5 genealogy. That genealogy ended with the last two verses of Genesis 9.
In Genesis 6, the embedded account starts with
1 Now it…
A very helpful video:
We rarely read things in the Bible in their proper context. Part of this has to do with the chapter and verse divisions. I’d like for everyone to read this extended text from Genesis straight through starting near the end of Genesis 4, all the way to my chosen end.
You will notice, in Genesis 4 that we have the birth of Seth and Enosh. The first two verses of tell us a bit about Adam (the meaning of these two verses is not germane to…
When was law first given?
12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had…Continue
Sometimes, you just have to throw the ball down the field to see what happens...
"… this makes it more evident that all kinds of animals were preserved in the ark, not so much for the sake of renewing the stock, as of prefiguring the various nations which were to be saved in the Church…"
Have you ever wondered if Covenant Creation can be demonstrated directly from the text of the New Testament?
One of the neat things about active ministry in a local congregation is how you will be forced, on a regular basis, into systematic study of God's Word with its application to daily life. I spent most of my preaching schedule in 2012 at Covenant Community Church working verse by verse through…Continue
Added by Mike Sullivan on March 8, 2009 at 12:09am — No Comments
I have been thinking about this subject for quite some time. In fact, I recently preached a sermon developing out what I believe to be some preterist implications for political theory in the modern world. You can find that sermon as Part 36 of my sermon series through the gospel of Mark.
Here is the short story. The…Continue
As part of a New Testament seminary course I have been reading a book called Practicing Theological Interpretation by Joel Green. While I am enjoying the book and I do recommend it for its thorough discussion of various hermeneutical paradigms, one section on the "Rule of Faith" as dictated by the "Creed" (singularly referencing the collective creeds of the church throughout history) was challenging. Here is my brief response:
I figured all of you CBV types would love this. Enjoy.
It is no secret that the partial preterist world tries its best to marginalize consistent preterism. Gary DeMar has called the movement a "tar baby" with only about 100 people in it.
With that in mind, these two episodes of "Back to the Bible" with Woodrow Kroll, were quite surprising and may be harbingers of what is to come upon the partial preterist world.
Kroll is embarking on an…Continue
So, I'm studying redemption, and researching James Jordan. I come across this paragraph:
"Paul tells us that the law was in operation before Sinai, when he says “for until the law sin was in the world; but sin is not im- puted when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses” (Rem. 5:13, 14a). Before the law “came ,“ the law was already in operation, for it was already dealing death to sin- ners. (Similarly, before the New Covenant “came,…Continue