Death Died Today

Many years ago, a fellow Jesus-believer whom I loved and respected, handed me a typed, mimeographed (are you old enough to remember mimeographed papers?) manuscript he had recently written; he wanted me to read it and let him know what I thought of it.  Upon reading his manuscript the first time, I rejected his ideasContinue reading “Death Died Today”

4 Views: Who Has the Final Word?

You may not want to hear it. You may not believe me. But I want to tell you an astonishing truth right up front: not all Jesus believers on this planet believe exactly the same as you do, but they’re still believers in Jesus! I know, I know . . . that’s a real shockContinue reading “4 Views: Who Has the Final Word?”

Apokatastasis

This teaching is simply some very basic information from various extra-biblical (not non-biblical, or anti-biblical!) resources for those people who believe the biblical concept of apokatastasis (as defined a few paragraphs later).  Believe it or not, this lengthy writing really is a simple listing of only about 25 resources, BUT God has asked me toContinue reading “Apokatastasis”

The Image of God

The Bible makes the startling claim in Genesis 1: 26 and 27 (and Genesis 9: 6) that human beings were created in the “image of God.” That’s what the reference says, but what does it mean to be created in God’s image? By basic definition “image” means a “representation of something.” We know from manyContinue reading “The Image of God”

God’s Purposes For You

Precisely what—if anything—did Jesus of Nazareth accomplish by means of his birth, his life on earth, his tortuous death on the cross, his resurrection, and his return to heaven some 2,000 years ago? Coupled with that question is this: What are God’s ultimate plans and purposes for his entire creation? For you? Are there answersContinue reading “God’s Purposes For You”

God’s Will For You

Don’t misunderstand the title of this teaching! I don’t presume to have the faintest clue about God’s will for you in the day-to-day events of your life. If I claim I do, that’s presumptuous and foolish of me! In fact, don’t let anyone else ever presume to know what God’s will is for you inContinue reading “God’s Will For You”

Eternal LIFE

Got LIFE?! As I visit with various Jesus believers and pre-believers here and there in person and by correspondence and e-mail around the world, I find that many of them have only a vague, nebulous concept of what real LIFE—eternal LIFE—is all about.  Here’s what the Bible teaches: Eternal LIFE is God’s own uncreated, self-existent, imperishable,Continue reading “Eternal LIFE”

“Good” Good News vs “Bad” Good News

We’ve all seen little religious leaflets someone leaves at our front doors or in restaurant bathrooms; or, from time to time we see them being blown about on downtown sidewalks on a windy day. Sure you’ve seen them: the kind a zealous religious person hands to you as you round a street corner or youContinue reading ““Good” Good News vs “Bad” Good News”

Shang Ti and Sinim

During my childhood years, my family lived in one of the three “Atomic Bomb Cities” in the United States during World War II. It was a lazy summer afternoon in one of those cities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. I was 5 or 6 years old, digging a hole in our back yard with a little shovel,Continue reading “Shang Ti and Sinim”

Druids, Celts, and Jesus

Here’s a story about God and the Celts that’s been passed down by word-of-mouth for centuries.                  “Clouds boiled up to cover the sky and the sound of a mighty wind filled all the world.  And though it was bright midday, the heavens grew dark as twilight after the sun has set.  Not the slightest breathContinue reading “Druids, Celts, and Jesus”