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Judgment and Punishment in the Book of Enoch

Remember that Zoroastrianism contributed significant ideas to Jewish thought during the exilic and post-exilic periods that did not exist before in Judaism. Some of these ideas were current in Jesus’ day, such as: * A personalized adversary to God—Satan * … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Mean by the ‘Eternal Fire Prepared for the Devil and His Angels’?

What Did Jesus Mean by the ‘Eternal Fire Prepared for the Devil and His Angels’? Last time we talked about the parable of the sheep and the goats. The parable is not about judgment or the end-times as many people … Continue reading

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Sheep, Goats, and the Bosom of Abraham

When I was a teenager, a guest minister preached on Sheol and hell pointing out that Sheol was transferred from where it was originally to somewhere else, and it was connected with the bosom of Abraham. He did not present … 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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3 Important Considerations in Loving Others as Ourselves

As we begin to live by the principle of loving others, instead of following religious rules, we sometimes meet two significant barriers. The first is dealing with the enormity of human pain, distress, and need in the world. The second … Continue reading

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