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Robots, Work, and The Future of Mankind

| July 30, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Mark Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape and now famous technology venture capitalist, had some very interesting things to say recently about why the rise of robots and artificial intelligence won’t put humans out of work. Andreessen wrote this blog post because of the panic many politicians, academics and technology experts are having […]

What Does the Old Testament Teach about the Inheritance of the Saints?

| April 28, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  As we’ve discussed before on the blog, there are two kinds of inheritance for Christians: 1) entrance into heaven and 2) reigning (rewards) in heaven. Many evangelicals mistakenly interpret all New Testament (NT) passages about the believer’s inheritance as referring to entrance into heaven, when this is clearly not the case […]

Does the Bible Say that God Blesses Everyone Equally?

| April 23, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Some Christians seem to think so, but nowhere in the Bible does God promise that every believer will receive the same material rewards on earth.  In fact, the Bible tells us that each believer will even receive different rewards in heaven. God loves every person, but God’s love does not guarantee […]

What Is the Purpose of the Tests in 1 John? Part 2

| November 29, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In part 1 we saw that the tests in 1 John cannot be about justification, about being born again. Joseph Dillow, in his book The Reign of the Servant Kings, explains what he believes the purpose of John’s letter is, and therefore the purpose of the tests. Where is John’s purpose to be […]

What Is the Purpose of the Tests in 1 John? Part 1

| November 27, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In the previous blog post we argued from Joseph Dillow’s book, The Reign of the Servant Kings, that John’s intended audience in 1 John are true Christian believers who have been born again and regenerated by the Holy Spirit. If this is the case, then how are we to interpret all of […]

Will Morality Always Be Expressed as Rights and Duties?

| May 29, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  It certainly seems that our moral and political discourse these days is always talking about rights and duties. Gay people want the right to marry. We tell people it is their duty to pay their taxes. These words seem to dominate the conversation. George Mavrodes sees a day in the future […]

Would God Let Hitler in Heaven?

| July 15, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt I find that many non-believers are hopelessly confused about salvation by God’s grace.  This confusion was amply illustrated the other day on an Unbelievable? podcast when the atheist debater challenged the Christian debater with the following: “Isn’t it true that the Christian God would have allowed Hitler into heaven if he […]

Is Fundamentalism Bad?

| June 20, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt There are fewer words that are more loaded with a negative connotation than fundamentalism.  Generally when we hear that word, we have been trained by the media to react with either fear or disdain, or both.  After all, fundamentalists are supposed to be ignorant and violent. To be a fundamentalist used […]

Does God Love You Just the Way You Are?

| June 1, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt In one sense God loves you just the way you are, but it’s a bit more complicated than that.  Let’s unpack this statement. God loves each of his children unconditionally, wherever we are, whoever we are.  Even if we are sinning, living a dissolute life, He still loves us.  But what […]

Can God Be in the Presence of Sin? – #3 Post of 2010

| December 29, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt The Bible clearly teaches that God is morally perfect and holy, that he hates sin.  Habakkuk 1:13 says that God is too pure to look on evil.  Christians often say that God cannot allow any sin in his presence. But, this is not the whole story.  There are also several instances […]

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