Jesus Never Mentioned Eternal Torment in Hell

The Valley of Hinnom, Public Domain Source: Wikipedia Introduction In my opinion, Jesus did not teach the doctrine of eternal torment in Hell. With roots in post Babylonian Jewish thought and Greek mythology, these influences resulted in the development of a doctrine without scriptural support. Astonishingly, woven into the tapestry of Christianity over the centuries,... Continue Reading →

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The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

The Story of Lazarus and Dives, Meister des Codex Aureus Epternacensis, (c1035-1040), National Museum, Nuremburg Source: Wikimedia Commons Introduction In my opinion, many scholars misconstrue the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus in an attempt to validate their doctrine of Eternal Torment in Hell. Thereby, ambiguity has eclipsed the simplicity of the narrative. Most Christians... Continue Reading →

Satan’s Death Throes

St Michael and his Angels Fight the Dragon Fight, Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) Source: Albrecht Durer the Complete Works Introduction It is an undeniable fact that throughout the New Testament there is a consistent sense of anticipation concerning Christ's impending return. There are scholars today who claim Jesus and the Apostles got it wrong. Those who do... Continue Reading →

Who is the Bright and Morning Star? Jesus or Lucifer

The Light of the World, James Holman Hunt (1827-1910) Source: Artists for Christ Introduction The titles 'Bright and Morning Star’, 'Day Star’, and 'Light Bearer', belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. I fail to grasp why many believers attribute this title to Satan. Most likely, the basis of their assumption is the tenuous interpretation of... Continue Reading →

The Denigration of Adam: Does it Really Matter?

  Adam and Eve in Paradise, Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) Source: Wikimedia Introduction A clear perspective on the life and 'deaths' of Adam is pivotal to Christianity. In my opinion, there are those with a hidden agenda behind the denigration of Adam. By diminishing the creation and fall of Adam, not only does it impugn the... Continue Reading →

There Never was a Pre-Adamic Race

St. Michael and Satan, Raphael (1483-1520) Source: Olga's Gallery Introduction There are numerous conflicting views on Creation within Christianity today. Personally, I was influenced by the 'Gap Theory', which is another dubious teaching popularised within Dispensationalism. During the 19th century in particular, some scholars attempted to harmonise the Scriptures with science. This was a vain, yet... Continue Reading →

Dispensationalism’s ‘Battle’ of Armageddon is not Mentioned in the Bible

Catapulta, Edward Poynter (1868) This is similar to the catapults used by the Romans. Source: Art Renewal Centre Introduction A great deal of speculation has been written about major events predicted in the Book of Revelation. Inevitably, the result is a misconstrued scenario of the 'end times'. It may surprise readers to learn that some of... Continue Reading →

Dispensationalism’s ‘The Antichrist’ is not Mentioned in the Bible!

  Nero's Torches, Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902) National Museum, Warsaw Source: Olga's Gallery Introduction 'The Antichrist' has a prominent role in Dispensationalism's 'end times' theory. Endless speculation as to his identity, character, and power, has not only given credence to this doctrine, it has been a huge money-spinner for TV preachers, writers, and film producers. The... Continue Reading →

Ezekiel’s Temple will not be Built in a Future Millennium

The Prophet Ezekiel, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) Source: Art and the Bible Introduction Many years ago, I enthusiastically embraced and taught the theory of Dispensationalism, adamant that it was the correct interpretation of the 'end times’. However, in my naiveté I did not make time to study all its implications. I re-examined this teaching in recent years... Continue Reading →

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