Saturday, April 30, 2011

The List of Top Phrases (that are not actually) From the Bible

Here are some fairly common sayings in Christian circles, some of which are actually mistaken by some to be in the bible, and some of which are merely treated as much.

"Children should be seen, not heard."

"God helps those who help themselves."

"(Anything to do with) your immortal soul."

"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.'"

"God is a gentleman."

"Only three things last forever: God, God's word, and the souls of people."

More to come...

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Word About Universalism

I am a conditionalist, as you all know by now. Now, because it is the most popular view in Christian circles (and historically has been so), and because so much has been written about it, I tend to focus my efforts towards refuting the traditional view of Hell as a place of eternal torment or suffering of some sort. However, I also can't ignore the other immortalist view, that being universalism. If it is true that the wicked are all destroyed, then just as they can't be around for eternity to suffer, it also cannot be the case that they all end up being saved and given eternal life.

The following is another small portion from "The Bible Teaches Annihilationism." The full scriptural argument against universalism is long and not really appropriate for a blog. However, here are a few points to consider.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Here is another excerpt from "The Bible Teaches Annihilationism," available for free on my website

It is not uncommon when reading a defense of the traditional doctrine for an argument to be made not from scripture, not even from philosophy, but simply from the possible negative effects of preaching annihilation. The two most common, which are fairly similar, are that annihilationism hampers missionary zeal, and that if you preach annihilationism, people will be less likely to repent.