“Whoever denies the freedom of coming out from the existential state of Gehenna believes in fact in the ultimate victory of evil over at least a part of God’s creatures” — Eclectic Orthodoxy

In defending human freedom traditional theology assumes that we are able to reject God ultimately and irreversibly. This assumption is one of the foundations of the doctrine on the actual possibility of eternal damnation and the real existence of hell. But the question arises whether human freedom can indeed persist in an everlasting state of […] … More “Whoever denies the freedom of coming out from the existential state of Gehenna believes in fact in the ultimate victory of evil over at least a part of God’s creatures” — Eclectic Orthodoxy

Surprising Fire

Originally posted on Reforming Hell:
Fire is an important image in the Bible about God’s presence. God appeared in a burning bush to Moses, in flames over Mount Senai, and in a pillar of fire over the tabernacle. And so the flames at Pentecost: this is the marking out of temple space—places where heaven and…

Vengeance on His Heart? Part I

Vengeance on His Heart? Debunking Apocalyptic Visions of a Violent God Part I By Peter Goodgame The grief and horror experienced recently in the Las Vegas massacre is really nothing compared to what dispensationalists and many “bible-believing” evangelicals expect to see from Jesus at His Second Coming. You see, they interpret the Old Testament predictions of … More Vengeance on His Heart? Part I

What Does “The Matrix” Have in Common with the Early Church Fathers’ View of Reality? — Richard Murray

ANSWER: ALMOST EVERYTHING! The Matrix Trilogy Obviously, the early Church Fathers never actually watched The Matrix trilogy of movies. But, then again, maybe in some archetypal way, the Lord projected the movie’s major themes across time and space onto the screens of their corporate consciousness. I am awestruck at how closely the cosmology of the…