I found three excellent blog discussions for you: 1) a discussion of Romans IV and the doctrine of ‘justification by faith,’ 2) What does the Bible say about Hell? Can it be that the Biblical vision of hell is simply a mistranslation from Greek to Latin? and 3) is God too kind and loving to condemn anyone to Hell?
My first blog friend (and my mentor), Barb Sowell at Faultline USA has two compelling discussions going. In A fairy tale Gospel Where Everybody Lives Happily Ever After, she looks at Christian Universalism and salvation after death. Yes, you read it right – after death. The discussion is based on an article in the Christian Post. Do you need ‘faith’ in Jesus Christ before you die, or will you have the opportunity to plead your case after death, when you see the Glory of God (or not)?
In a second Faultline USA discussion this week, a ‘theologian’ (or not) has written a book declaring that Hell is fiction and simply derived from a mistranslation from Greek to Latin in the 4th Century A.D. Read What does the Bible say about ‘Hell?’ here and join the discussion by commenting.
Carl Middleton’s column this week looks at ‘justification by faith’ and Romans IV. Was ‘justification by faith’ a part of the Old Testament? Is the answer found in Romans 4: 13-14? We hear the ‘hope’ almost every day. What does the word ‘hope’ mean to us outside of politics? Carl asks?
How did Abraham believe in hope? “Hope” … is a primary word which means to anticipate with an expectation or confidence.
Praying God’s blessing for persecuted Christians across the globe, and especially for those trying to survive the Arab Spring.
Some of my previous Sunday Faith News and Views columns: