historical reconciliation

Inclusionism – What Harm Is It?

July 16, 2014 // 83 Comments

When I wrote about the dangers of inclusionism two years ago, few people cared. When I wrote again last year, everybody did. In this high-speed world, much can change in a short time. You probably know by now that inclusionism teaches that everyone – whether they believe it or not – was included in Christ’s [...]

The Sentimental View of Hell

April 29, 2013 // 108 Comments

Here’s an interesting fact: Jesus preached about hell a lot while Paul never mentioned it by name. Have you ever wondered why? The reason has to do with their different audiences. Since Jesus mostly preached the law to those under law, it was necessary for him to be a hellfire preacher. Hence his references to [...]

Forgiven, Reconciled, and Saved?

March 13, 2012 // 32 Comments

The world sure is a strange place. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, something new hits you on the side of the head. When I was growing up, the number one theological question was this one: “Once saved, always saved?” People who asked this question wanted to know whether it is possible for a [...]

Is Jesus the Savior of the World?

March 7, 2012 // 72 Comments

I know, it’s a dumb question. And yet among Christians this question – Is Jesus the Savior of the world? – leads to two radically different answers: (1)    Yes – all can be saved (2)    Yes – all are now saved Between these two answers lies one of biggest debates raging on Gracebook, sorry [...]