Hell, Parts 1 & 2 | Almost Heretical

Hell. Is our christianity based on fear? Where do we get this from? Listen to Part 1 of our new series on Hell. https://t.co/iio4RatnOX — Almost Heretical (@AlmostHeretical) March 7, 2019 The biblical writers don’t have a unified vision for what hell is. Maybe we shouldn’t either? https://t.co/q1kBE0bX23 — Almost Heretical (@AlmostHeretical) March 14, 2019 …

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Jackie Hill Perry: Stop Telling Gay People They’ll Become Straight If They Become Christian

"The heterosexual gospel is one that encourages SSA men and women to come to Jesus so that they can be straight, or it says that coming to Jesus ensures that they will be sexually attracted to the opposite sex," explains Perry. "It usually sounds like, 'I know you're struggling with being gay. I can promise you, if …

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Some Random Thoughts About Substitutionary Atonement – Dr. Michael Heiser

Evangelicalism has routinely mis-applied the OT sacrifices to Jesus. The blood, for example, is never applied to people except to sanctify the priests (they needed to be de-contaminated for occupying sacred space). That had nothing to do with forgiveness for moral sin. — Read on drmsh.com/random-thoughts-substitutionary-atonement/

The Irresponsible Hypocrisy of the Fundamentalist Evangelical “Infallible, Inerrant” View of Inspiration and its Subsequent Atrocity in Interpretation

It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. ---Mark Twain Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/mark_twain_153875 Though Mark Twain's pithy adage "will preach," for proponents of Perspicuity, his statement fails to account for one simple fact... that even the seemingly plainest statement of …

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INSURGENCE by Frank Viola – The Gospel of the Kingdom

In today’s politically charged era, Christians on the progressive left as well as the conservative right both equate their particular viewpoints with the kingdom of God. Viola dismantles these perspectives, offering a fresh and revolutionary look at the radical gospel of the kingdom. With gripping power, he challenges Christians to reclaim the lost kingdom message …

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Deification / Theosis: Better than Mere Image Bearing

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. John 16:7 The kernel postulate of this post is simple. Deification/Theosis is far better than mere …

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“The Wrath of God Satisfied” | Scot McKnight

Do you see propitiation at the core of the atonement? Do you think God’s wrath was pacified (propitiated) in the cross? Not all agree with the propitiation proponents, and one who did not agree was C.F.D. Moule. Moule in his characteristic succinct way summarizes the NT texts, and I quote them below, after the jump. …

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Serious Questions on Ascension Day 2018

Today, many Christian faith groups celebrate the bodily ascension of Jesus to Heaven, 40 days after His having risen bodily from the grave and having taught his disciples about the Kingdom. The Cross, the Grave and the Ascension pose many questions for the serious Bible student. For example: Q: "Was Jesus separated from the Father …

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