Now you may be wondering about the title, or thinking “who the heck is Sophia??” — well, bear with me, and all will be revealed. It’s not as sinister or weird as it may first appear.
I saw a post on my Instagram feed the other day that just got…
Welcome to Part Two of my study and examination of Conditional Immortality (aka Annihilationism). If you missed part one, you can read that one here.
As with part one, this will be a long post as there is still much ground to cover before we can really grasp the bigger…
For many people today, non-Christians and (low church) Christians alike, when they hear the word “Catholic”, certain images spring to mind: the Pope, the rosery, Catholic school, big old churches buildings, choirboys, maybe monks or statues of Mary even; and sadly more recently, sex abuse scandals.
But, generally speaking, all…
I don’t care if you have doubts about the virgin birth or penal substitutionary atonement, or the inerrancy of scripture. I don’t even care if you have a different faith altogether. You’re …
Another "holy cow" to challenge/question, which is odd, since for many centuries, the Ransom Theory or Christus Victor were the more dominant atonement doctrines. I prefer the latter, though truly, I believe they all overlap to some extent and you can't just pin it on one.
"In Genesis 1:26–27, has an interesting use of plural pronouns for God as he created man and woman both in his image, rather than the later contradictory story of Adam’s rib."
My "pet theory" is that the Gen 1 account is a general creation of humans, and Gen 2 is dealing specifically with only Eden and the beginning of the Hebrew people's line in Adam.
I know it doesn't all fit together perfectly, it's a working theory!
The passengers have no ability to control the final destination of the ship, short of outright mutiny. However, within the ship, the passengers are free to do what they want. You can go to the pool, or have a drink at the bar, or toss a few coins into a slot machine if you want to. You have the free choice. But, if someone falls down the stairs in the ship, do you blame the captain?
I like this metaphor, it's a pretty neat way of putting it, and somewhat summarises my thoughts in a more concise way :)
Most people have some idea about what the rapture is — or do they? Generally there is an idea or concept of a form of escapism from the world when Jesus returns, which happens pre, mid or post tribulation and in some connection to the millenium. …
As you read through the Scriptures, you will come across some passages that seem to suggest that slavery is not condemned by God. Some who think this to be the case are sincerely seeking truth, while others are only looking for reasons to discount the Bible.
Some of the passages…
In the quiet, still silence, I await my God.
There seems to be some misgivings about the idea of “contemplative prayer” (also referred to as Christian Meditation) and in some of the descriptions I’ve read, I would agree that it can seem iffy.