A Key to Understanding the Son of Man Is His Virgin Birth

Last month I posted about Son of Man Study, which is my favorite: Jesus Was Daniel's Suffering Son of Man; Must We Believe in the Virgin Birth to Be Saved; Jesus As Son of Man Was Isaiah's Suffering Servant.Son of Man Study centers on Dan 7.13-14. I regard it as the second most important text in the Old Testament, with the Shema in Deut 6.4-5 as foremost.The author of the book of Daniel begins Daniel 7 by saying, "Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in bed. Then he wrote … [Read more...]

Review of J. Richard Middleton’s book “A New Heaven and a New Earth”

Dr. J. Richard Middleton is professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. He is the author of A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014, pp. 332). It has received critical acclaim and has stellar endorsements, including from Walter Brueggemann and Donald A. Hagner. One of them says, “this sorely needed volume is the best book of its kind.” In 2014, it received the Word Guild Award as the best b … [Read more...]

Tom Wright’s Faulty Eschatology

I like N. T. (Tom) Wright, whom I know personally. He is one of, if not the, leading New Testament scholars in the world. He also was a bishop in his Anglican church, which makes for a rare combination. Besides all that, Tom is a captivating and humorous public speaker and a very prolific author. For example, his six-volume series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, is half finished with three volumes published, and they average nearly a thousand pages each in rather small print.Tom … [Read more...]

Do Evangelicals Know that C. S. Lewis Said Jesus “Was Wrong” about His Return?

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a Cambridge professor of English Medieval literature and a very successful novelist. His books The Screwtape Letters and The Chronicles of Narnia won him many awards and honors. And with his book Mere Christianity (1943), the venerable Lewis became the bestselling author of Christian theology during his lifetime.Lewis wrote another theological book near the end of his brilliant, literary career entitled The World’s Last Night: And Other Essays (1960). In it, he qu … [Read more...]

At Forty Years Old I Best Saw the Light–Trinity Doctrine No Longer Seemed Right.

I am a born-again, evangelical Christian. The institutional church says I'm not, that I am a heretic. Why? It's creeds. Those creeds say that no matter what a person believes about Jesus, if that person does not believe in the deity of Christ, that Jesus is God, co-equal with God the Father, that person is not a genuine Christian and therefore is not saved. I say that's a bunch of rubbish!I was saved when I was thirteen years old by believing in Jesus as my Savior who died for my sins on the … [Read more...]