whatgoddoes

Why Chan Can’t Erase Hell: Fear Not

There is a myth that can be traced from ancient Egypt to America by a trail of murdered bodies, and this myth is directly linked to the immoral actions of Christians. Jesus said, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.” I know some very kind, loving Christians, and their only link to the trail of murdered bodies is the label: Christian.

Hell in Revelation

In Francis Chan’s book, Erasing Hell (chapter four: What Jesus’ Followers Said About Hell), he examines Hell in the book of Revelation.  I could make the sad mistake of digging deeply into the theological Molasses Swamp of eschatology, soteriology, exegesis, eisegesis, hermeneutics, isagogics, dittology, and other Christianese sesquipedalian convolutions, but…

5 Observations on Let’s-Talk-Later-People

I was given a gift I totally didn’t deserve, that is, “a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the recognition of him, the eyes of [my] understanding being enlightened, for [my] knowing what is the hope of His calling, […] riches of the glory” in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the…