Ancient Jewish Quotations Regarding “Whole World”

is an easy verse to misunderstand: [+] He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world. () Here’s Webster’s definition for “propitiation”: PROPITIATION, n. propisia’shon. 1. The act of appeasing wrath and conciliating the favor of an offended person; the act of making propitious. 2. In […] […]

Sermon on the Mount or Sermon on the Plain?

Every now and then I’ll run into people (usually Dispensationalists) who insist that the Sermon on the Mount () is a different occasion than (a passage they refer to as “The Sermon on the Plain”). When they compare the two, they see two completely different occasions with two different sets of doctrines, ostensibly at different […] […]

Heaven’s Opinion of Hell

What do people in heaven think of people in hell? Can people in heaven see people in hell and vice-versa? While many within conservative Christianity prefer not to think about the question (and who can blame them?), the Bible actually addresses this question with some consistency. Here are a few passages worth considering. On one hand… I cannot find […] […]

Heaping Burning Coals

Studying Revelation in BSF has kinda put a different spin on Romans for me. Check out these passages [with comments]: [+] … I saw under the *altar* the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign […] […]

A Hermeneutic Test for Psalms 51