Anthropology, the Intermediate State, and Sheol/Hades

Most Christians believe that the human soul is immortal and that when they die their soul goes to heaven to enjoy conscious bliss. The foremost Bible texts they cite for support are 2 Cor 5.1-8 and Phil 2.21-23; others are 1 Th 3.13; 1 Pt 3.18; Rev 6.9-10. Like most Christians, this is what I was taught, and I believed it for nearly thirty years.But this is not what the Bible teaches or the early Christians believed. Paul says only God possesses immortality (1 Th 1.17; 6.16). Famed William … [Read more...]

If Raised from the Dead Proves Jesus Was God, Then Who Are We When We Get Our New Bod?

All four gospels of the New Testament (NT) culminate with narratives about Jesus' death, his bodily resurrection from the dead, and his disciples’ discovery of his empty tomb. And all of these gospels further relate several post-resurrection appearances of Jesus which occurred during the next forty days. During those times, Jesus' disciples literally saw, touched, and talked to him, and they even ate and drank with him (e.g., Matthew 28.9; Luke 24.39-43; Acts 10.40-41; cf. John 20.27; 2 … [Read more...]

Should Pentagon Propaganda Include Religious History?

Islamic suicide bombers are increasing in the world, and now they've added a new twist. Two days ago, the Associated Press reported that the previous day, "A female suicide bomber blew herself up Saturday in the southern Russian region of Dagestan, injuring at least 18" people. She detonated her explosives-laden belt in the public square of a city. This 25-year old woman was the widow of two Islamic radicals killed earlier by Russian security forces. Her first husband was killed in 2009, and her … [Read more...]

The USA’s Separation of Church and State Binds Its War on Islamic Terrorism

YOU GOT TO FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE. The U.S. doesn't do it because of its cherished separation of church and state doctrine. That should change. The main weapon in the war against Islamic terrorism is not physical, but ideological. The U.S. should use it.The radical imams know this and take much advantage of it. They preach hatred and violence, turning young Muslim men into violent jihadists, even suicide bombers. The Qur'an (4:75) states, "true believers fight for the cause of God." These cl … [Read more...]


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