The Great Commission inevitably ends in all nations being Christian
If we are to make disciples of the nations, rather than in the nations; and if we are to pray that God’s kingdom come on earth, as in heaven; and if Jesus is actually, right now putting all of his enemies under his feet…then should we not expect the nations to eventually become disciples, and God’s kingdom to eventually come on earth, and Jesus to eventually put his enemies under his feet?
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Baptism as a pledge of allegiance
Baptism is a public renouncement of one’s former enslavement to Satan and the other spiritual rulers of this present darkness, and a vow of fealty to the enthroned king, Jesus.
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Who is the serpent in Genesis, and is it an actual snake?
Several different strands of evidence point to the serpent being not an animal, but a shining, serpentine angelic being.
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Thorny problems with the serpent being a talking snake
This surprisingly common YEC interpretation of Genesis 3 is problematic for at least seven reasons.
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Angels and ghosts
The common assumption that Matthew 18 and Acts 12 give us glimpses of guardian angels is probably mistaken. Rather, the term angel in these passages is referring to human spirits.
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The gospel is inherently political
The fact that Jesus’ kingdom is not of this world does not imply that it is not on this world.
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Presupposing freewill theism is the opposite of the Naked Bible method
Modern ideas about libertarian free will, conditioned by our culture and theological history, are completely foreign to the assumptions that ancient readers would have brought to the Bible.
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