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The Kingdom of God is Like Attending a Banquet

Do you like banquets? Jesus did. It is amazing how many stories we have of Jesus eating with people or talking about eating. And he was sometimes criticized for not being choosy enough about whom he ate with. Banquets were … Continue reading

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The Feminine Side of God in the Bible

Most believers think of God as masculine. This is true not only of those who embrace patriarchy but of believers generally. It is easy to see why; both testaments were written by people in patriarchal cultures, so the Old Testament … Continue reading

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Why ‘Love the Sinner; Hate the Sin’ is Opposite to Jesus’ Teaching

Have you heard believers say they ‘Love the sinner but hate the sin’? At least you likely have heard of them. In fact, they don’t love the ‘sinner’ at all—at least not the way Jesus loves people. As we read … Continue reading

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Outer Darkness, Weeping, and Gnashing of Teeth in Matthew

We addressed the question of whether weeping and gnashing of teeth in Luke describes hell, but I think we can gain even more insight into Luke’s passage, and the question of weeping and gnashing of teeth, by looking at Jesus’ uses … Continue reading

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What Does Jesus Mean by an Outer Darkness of Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth?

Recently, a reader responded to some of my articles on hell and included a question and a request: You were helpful, Tim, and your articles were helpful to me too. Just a last question: Luke 13:28, the weeping and gnashing … Continue reading

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