This blog space is intended as an on-line forum for discussing Christian topics and thinking about biblical issues. Periodically we’ll post a short essay on some aspect of Christian faith and life. Anyone can respond by writing questions or comments of their own. The idea is that this blog space will be a Sunday School-like e-discussion class (on any day of the week!) where we can all participate and learn together.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
What are we to think of these folks? Do they truly know God, but in a somewhat different way from us? Are they part of God’s Kingdom? Will they inherit the same glorious future promised to faithful followers of Jesus Christ? And what do we think of their religious faith itself?
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Are believers in Jesus Christ the only people who will be with God in heaven and have a place in God’s future when heaven and earth are united as one? Some Christians are convinced that’s the reality, perhaps with a few exceptions, such as “children below the age of accountability” and perhaps some of the people who have never heard of Jesus.
But can this be right? If only Christians are “saved,” wouldn’t it mean that after Hitler murdered and incinerated six million Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe that God then sent them to hell forever because they didn’t believe in Jesus? Everything we know about the God who is love tells us that such a view is outrageous and unbiblical.