Evangelism is NOT about GOING to heaven or hell, but about being BROUGHT into Christ’s Kingdom

Any evangelism that has as its expressed objective to “get its audience to heaven” or and evangelist who holds out the prospect of proverbial “pot of gold at the end of a Gospel rainbow,” in whatever terminology it is couched, must immediately be viewed with deep suspicion. Regrettably all too many evangelists have fallen victim to an approach […]

‘But as Many as Received Him’… Did Ali?

“Jesus came to the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to his own people, but his own people did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…” […]

The 'Duress' or 'Dark Version' of the Gospel?

Recently, the Huffington Post Religion section made a big deal about the ‘dark version’ of the gospel that has been preached by the ‘establishment’ for the past 1800 years.  It ‘s a quick read, and you can see that article in its entirety here.  The author also states that “Many Christians confuse the idea of […]

To Hell With Discipleship?

“Any interpretation of the afterlife that negates evangelism & discipleship in this life is erroneous & egregious.” That’s what I tweeted earlier today after yet another discussion about the afterlife, hell, salvation, etc. As Dallas Willard states; “Scripture tells us that “it is not his will that any should perish.” But he does permit it. […]

Oh Hell! Forget it… It's all those other places that concern me.

Let’s just assume for a moment that Hell doesn’t or won’t exist as an eternal place of torment for those that reject God. Big assumption, I know, but bear with me… Likewise, let’s assume that all of these “other” places mentioned in the Bible do exist: 1. The place that was prepared for the devil […]

Where Is This Place? Heaven?

After two governors and two years in prison, Paul the apostle get a hearing with King Agrippa over the charges of “stirring up the Jews all over the world,” and “desecrating the temple.”   Paul recounts what happened to him on the road to Damascus, what Jesus said, and uses it as part of his […]

Jesus' Salvation Equation Does Not Compute!

Remember when Spock drove out the entity Redjac that took control of the computer of the USS Enterprise, He forced it out with a Class-A compulsory directive to compute pi to the last digit.  After Spock saved the day, he said “the value of pi is a transcendental figure without resolution.”   Is Jesus’ Salvation Equation […]