2 Thessalonians and Hell: Separation From or Wrath Coming Forth From God?

Is Hell eternal seperation from God or the experience of wrath pouring forth from God for an eternity? Those who argue for the former often appeal to 2 Thessalonians 1:9. In a paper I recently posted on academia.edu, I argue that the best reading of the Greek preposition apo ("away from") in this verse is … Continue reading 2 Thessalonians and Hell: Separation From or Wrath Coming Forth From God?

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A Review of The Justification of God by John Piper

What does it mean for God to be righteous?  In his profound study of Paul’s justification of God’s election in Romans 9, John Piper examines what exactly Paul is trying to argue in Romans 9 and looks at the resulting conception of God’s righteousness that Paul appears to have held. This book is a profound … Continue reading A Review of The Justification of God by John Piper

Our Faith, Not Our Works, Brings Us Peace With God: A Sermon on Romans 4:4-5

This summer I was working with youth at my church in Calgary and I had an opportunity to teach a lesson on the passage that I am preaching this morning. I asked the youth if they knew for sure that they were going to heaven. One of the youth whom I have known for many … Continue reading Our Faith, Not Our Works, Brings Us Peace With God: A Sermon on Romans 4:4-5