Grace

Debunking the "Repent or Else" Message

“The Lord warned Israel and Judah through all His prophets and seers: ‘Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire law that I commanded your fathers to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.’ But they would not listen . . . Therefore…

Salvation

Predestination and Free Will are Partners

The Bible contains many apparent conflicts and some of these were discussed in the July, September, and October Wake Up Reports. This month we will consider another textual conflict. This conflict can be resolved so that all Bible passages are harmonious, but the resolution does not come easy. I would like to begin this article by…

Hell

Conflicting Bible Texts About Eternal Hell

In the July 2015 Wake Up Report, we examined a textual conflict in Philippians 1:20-26. This month, we will consider another textual conflict – Eternally Burning Hell. Perhaps the most difficult textual conflict in Scripture concerns God’s punishment of the wicked. Millions of Christians assume the wicked will languish with the devil in hell forever….

Hell

Conflicts In Bible Texts About Heaven and Hell

Bible students occasionally are troubled by Bible passages that seem to be in conflict with other verses. I believe this “textual conflict” in the Bible is deliberate, beneficial, and purposefully frustrating. God uses these conflicts to motivate sincere Bible students to keep studying so they obtain a deeper understanding of His Word. Since God speaks…