Moving On…?

I’ve been giving a lot of consideration to the fact that there are fellow Christians who read and follow my blog, taking into consideration the fact that my   views have changed as I have progressed in my understanding of what Scripture teaches. Consequently, I feel obligated to present content that is, across the board, much more consistent. In other words, I want to speak on what I know about and what I am certain about, and do so in a more consistent and gracious manner for the sake of all who may be edified thereby.

I thought about sifting through all of my writing here, deleting the older stuff and reorganizing all of my internal links. However, that would be a Herculean task. So instead, I’ve chosen to start a new blog. In that blog, I will be reposting many older articles, as I revise them, and will systematically layout my articles and resources. The web url will be http://www.involvingreasons.tk, and it will be hosted by wordpress or wix (I’m deciding on this at the moment). I want to give a consistent testimony to and defense of the Truth, so please pray for me as I endeavor to start anew with these goals in mind.

I hope to have the site at least mapped  out by Monday of next week, as well as have my first revised article up at that point.

Soli Deo Gloria

-h.

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Just to be Clear….

As I read Acts 15 last night, and as I stumbled across a recent blog post by an annihilationist friend of mine just today, I felt it necessary to say a few things in passing about where I stand on annihilationism.

1. I believe that annihilationism is heresy that entails some very bad conclusions regarding the person and work of Christ, the nature of salvation, and the nature of God’s Law.

2. However, I don’t believe that a person is not a Christian because he adheres to annihilationism.

3. To require that one believe the orthodox doctrine of hell in order to be savedwould be a damnable heresy, for it would be adding to the Gospel.

4. I don’t reject annihilationists as my  brothers in Christ.

5. However, I cannot in good conscience say that they are teaching sound doctrine, nor can I in good conscience refrain from identifying what they believe as heresy.

6. I use the word “heretic” in two senses: (a.) an adherent to a heretical teaching, or (b.)an unrepentant teacher of a heresy.

7. I do not use the words “heresy” and “heretic” as pejoratives.

8. My intention in using them is to make it clear where I stand, and to warn the unsuspecting of the dangerous nature of the teaching and teachers so identified.

I hope that I have not given the false impression that I believe one must believe in the orthodox doctrine of hell in order to be saved. That is not, nor has it ever been, my position.

The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes, not an airtight eschatology.

I am truly sorry for any misunderstanding my words may have caused.
Solus Christus

-h.