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#8 Post of 2014 – What Does “Inherit the Kingdom” Mean in 1 Cor 6:9-10?

| December 15, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson recently cited 1 Cor 6:9-10 when asked about sin in a GQ article. Here is the passage: Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes […]

#10 Post of 2014 – Is Christian Salvation Unjust or Unfair?

| December 10, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Many non-Christians have accused the Christian God of being unjust or unfair because he asks that they recognize their sinfulness before the Creator-God, recognize their need for forgiveness, and then place their trust in Jesus Christ and his atoning death. They argue that this is just too narrow, too exclusive. God, […]

“Inherit the Kingdom”: What Does that Mean?

| April 30, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  The phrases “inherit the kingdom,” “inherit the earth,” and “inherit the land” occur several times in the New Testament (NT). Many readers assume that these phrases are referring to entrance into heaven. Theologian Joseph Dillow, in his book The Reign of the Servant Kings: A Study of Eternal Security and the […]

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 […]

How Were People Who Lived Before Jesus Saved?

| March 28, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  We know that today the contents of the gospel involve the deity, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But what about people who lived before him? Theologian Norm Geisler explains: It seems that there are at least four sine qua non explicit soteriological beliefs (or “elements of saving faith”) for all […]

Is Salvation Temporally and Geographically Limited?

| March 19, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  A common and unfortunate misconception about Christianity is that only a temporally and geographically limited group of people will be saved. The gospel message started out in ancient Palestine, spread throughout the Roman empire over the next several hundred years, continued to spread throughout what is now modern Europe and north […]

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 […]

Do Christians Work for Their Inheritance? Part 2

| November 22, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  The New Testament (NT) writers often speak of believers gaining or losing a future inheritance from God. In many cases, the inheritance is gained or lost because of the works of the believer. Since we are clearly taught elsewhere in the NT that gaining entrance into heaven is only by faith, then what are we to make of acquiring […]

Do Christians Work for Their Inheritance? Part 1

| November 20, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  The New Testament (NT) writers often speak of believers gaining or losing a future inheritance from God. In many cases, the inheritance is gained or lost because of the works of the believer. Since we are clearly taught elsewhere in the NT that gaining entrance into heaven is only by faith, then what […]

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