A reason why there is asymmetry in the statements “God is love” and “God is wrath” is because God is eternally love—the Spirit often described poetically as the bond of love in the life of the triune God. By contrast, it’s hard to think what it might mean for God to eternally be wrath. Father, Son, and Spirit love Godself; does God wrath himself?
Does Government only Restrain Evil or also Commend the good? the Question MAID Forces
Canada will assist the mentally ill by terminating their life, starting in March of 2023. This assistance euphemistically takes the name, medical assistance in dying (MAID). MAID is euthanasia. It terminates life. The mentally ill in March 2023 and those impoverished due to disability can now choose to receive a sponsored death from the state. [Read more…] about Does Government only Restrain Evil or also Commend the good? the Question MAID Forces
Why Did the Earliest Christians Worship the Man Jesus Christ?
Why did a relatively sizeable group (~500) of Jewish persons (~33 AD) who believed in the one God of Israel begin to worship the man, Jesus Christ?
Reading the New Testament with this question in mind leads to some really fascinating reflections. And some shocking conclusions (well: not so much for us who are Christians today, but conclusions that would have been shocking and new in the first century). [Read more…] about Why Did the Earliest Christians Worship the Man Jesus Christ?
Reviewing Adam Hensley’s Covenant Relationships and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter
Adam Hensley argues that covenantal language in the Psalter points towards David and a future Davidic figure. The Psalter’s shape further cements this notion. [Read more…] about Reviewing Adam Hensley’s Covenant Relationships and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter