Monthly Archives: January 2015

Misunderstanding Paul

I wrote a post on mortal and venial sins two days ago. I got a great comment from “Jody,” which included a suggestion that “this may explain why some people accused Paul of preaching an ‘anything goes’ type message.” I … Continue reading

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Mortal and Venial Sins?

Roman Catholicism distinguishes between mortal sins, which lead to hell, and venial sins, which lead to “temporal punishment.” Is this distinction scriptural? Note: This post is the result of thinking about a recent discussion with “Jon.” He mentioned once that … Continue reading

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Two Acts of Unbelief You Do Not Want to Commit

Paul jumped on the Corinthians for acting like humans (1 Cor. 3:3). Why? I have heard people say that Jesus was the second Adam. Jesus was not the second Adam. He was the last Adam. According to 1 Corinthians 15, … Continue reading

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The Second Most Important Question Ever

I just began reading Christus Victor last night. In it, author Gustaf Aulén writes, “There are not different theories of the atonement in the Fathers, but only varient expressions of one and the same idea.” I want to argue that … Continue reading

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