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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The Charter: Matthew’s Literary Structure, Part 1 – On the King’s Errand

Matthew structures Jesus’ actions and teaching in a pattern of five, in a structural allusion to the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy), the original constitution-like document of Mosaic Israel.  ‘Torah’ means ‘teaching.’  It’s not that each ‘section’ of Matthew’ matches each ‘book’ of Moses; the structural allusion doesn’t work quite that way. The first …

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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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Biblical considerations for an inclusive view of salvation

Biblical considerations for an inclusive view of salvation — Read on rachelheldevans.com/blog/bible-inclusive-salvation-heaven-hell ______________________ OTHER RESOURCES: C. S. Lewis’ Emeth: An Illustration of Inclusive Salvation What About Those Who Have Not Heard?Universalism and “The Devil’s Redemption” | Jesus Creed

Six Messianic Expectations and One Messsiah

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Jewish messianism is a concept study. The word “messiah” means “anointed one” and is derived from verbs that have the general meaning of “to rub something” or, more specifically, “to anoint someone.” The Hebrew Bible records the anointing with oil of priests ( Exod. 29:1-9 ), kings (1 Sam 10:1;2 Sam 2:4;1 Kings 1:34), and sometimes prophets (1 Kings 19:16). Also, when God anointed or authorized for leadership, in many cases he provided the empowering of the Holy Spirit to complete the task (1 Sam. 16:13; Isa. 61:1). However, just because someone was anointed in the Old Testament to perform a specific task doesn’t mean they are “the Messiah.” Hence, we can conclude that “anointed one” was not used as a title with a capital “M” in the Old Testament.

Also, there are hardly any texts in the Jewish Scriptures that say “When the Messiah  comes, he will do x, y,  and…

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Try Thinking

Are you afraid that you will be seen as stupid or dumb for believing Jesus Christ is the Son of God? No one wishes to be seen as uneducated, and absolutely no one wants to be "taken in" by what they feel is myth or mere religion. Perhaps you think Christians "check their brain" at the …

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Faith

What is it? Biblically speaking, it is both a verb and a noun. The Noun: Ok, ok... so there are 2 types of nouns. First, if one speaks of "the Christian faith," then they are remarking on beliefs that belong solely to Christians. Belief in Christ as the Son of God (meaning also the Savior) …

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What About Those Who Have Not Heard?

I'd like to answer the argument against biblical Christianity that goes something like this: If faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to God, then what about those who have not heard about Jesus? Aren't all religions the same, and aren't there many ways to God? Christians should not be so dogmatic and arrogant …

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Grace

Grace is one of those "fuzzy" Bible words Christians use but rarely explain. Yet one can find the word "grace" in almost every sector of life. Finance has its "grace period." The fine arts dances refer to one's being "graceful." One of the world's most recognizable tunes is "Amazing Grace." Some families might say  "grace" …

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Homosexuality and “Hate”

[Lamb’s Harbinger (writer, Sam Kean) realizes the below article is homophobic and based off of poor interpretations of the Bible, garnered from his fundamentalist and conservative evangelical past. He has since written a more up-to-date and accurate view of Queer theology, especially as regarding the subject of marriage HERE and HERE; and he can only apologize profoundly for …

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