Category Archives: Soteriology

Religious doctrines of salvation

Joseph and Jesus Reveal Themselves to Their Brethren in the Flesh

In Genesis 45:1-10 Moses gives the history of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers. It is a touching and heroic scene where Joseph shows his willingness to sacrifice himself for his brothers in spite of their wickedness in order that … Continue reading

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Are There Three Classes of People at the Judgment?

At the Judgment, all the nations are gathered before Christ (Mt 25:32), and He commissions His brethren (1 Cor 6:2) to separate the nations into two classes:  the sheep (the approved) and the goats (the condemned).  Christ pardons the sheep … Continue reading

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All Power to the Lamb Is Now in Print

After 10 years of work my commentary on Revelation, All Power to the Lamb, Volume I, arrived from the publisher. It is the only commentary that I know of in the two hundred years of the Restoration that takes a … Continue reading

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Goodness Can Prevail in Individuals

Good will ultimately triumph in the world to come. However, in this present world, good will only triumph in individuals. A few years before Christ returns, evil will completely overwhelm the world (Rev 13:7, 15, Dan 7:25, II Thes 2:11, … Continue reading

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Will Goodness Prevail before the End of the World?

A correspondant wrote: Perhaps I have too much faith in the Hope of humanity. I guess I believe that Goodness will prevail over Evil. I do believe there are good people all over the world. I think that goodness cannot … Continue reading

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Can Christians Discriminate Against People in the World?

Since Gal 3:27-28 say: “27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you … Continue reading

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Is the Law of Moses Still in Effect for Israel?

A correspondant wrote: For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. [IF ZECHARIAH 14 HAS NOT BEEN FULFILLED, NOT … Continue reading

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If Christ Has Paid the Debt For Sin, Why Is There a Judgment and Eternal Hell?

When Christ died, the Devil took His spirit prisoner to Hades (Acts 2:27, I Pe 3:19). Since death was the penalty for sin, Jesus was under no obligation to stay dead. Therefore, the Devil’s act of taking Jesus’ soul to … Continue reading

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Why Was Christ’s Death Adequate for Sin?

Since Christ was made to be sin for us (II Cor 5:21), why was God just in raising Him from the dead? If Jesus bore our stripes, which He did (Isa 53:5, I Pet 2:24), why could God arbitrarily forgive … Continue reading

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The Two Adams

Adam was the son of God (Lk 3:38), just as Jesus was the son of God (Mk 1:1), the difference being that Jesus was the only begotten of the Father (Jn 1:14). There are interesting parallels between Adam and Jesus, … Continue reading

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