Category Archives: Eschatology

If Christianity is true then Global Warming is a lie… Really?

Recently at a Ride for Refuge bike-a-thon (where I and others rode our bikes for 25-100 km to raise money for those in need) I met an evangelical, nice guy, who joked about how stupid the idea of global warming was. … Continue reading

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God’s Providence over history and the causal relations of the disjuncts of disjunctive causes

God is in control of world history. However, world history seems to be comprised of one creature’s libertarian free will after another, none of which are directly in God’s control (i.e., Molinism is false, and even if God is in … Continue reading

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Love and the Theology of History

A professor of mine recently said that one of the curiosities of history, for which he has never found a satisfying explanation, is why the 12th century seems to have been the century in which Love seemed to dominate the … Continue reading

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Is gratuitous evil a coherent concept?

God is a maximally great being A maximally great being has the properties of being omnibenevolent, omniscient, omnipotent. The properties of (2) are incompatible with gratuitous evil. There exists at least one logically possible world fitting the description of ‘has … Continue reading

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Resurrection and Matter

The doctrine of the resurrection of the flesh generally implies that for each human person who is separated from their ‘body’ at death, they will someday be restored to their proper body after death. Now, the significance of this statement … Continue reading

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Existential Universalism

One of the most attractive heterodox (or even heretical) positions to which Christian theologians have been attracted is the position of universalism without the denial of the existence of a real eternal Hell. Origen, for instance, who is one of … Continue reading

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The Mother Hen as a Messianic image

A curious and oft quoted Biblical verse, one of the very rare verses which describes God by analogy through the use of feminine imagery, comes at the very end of Jesus’ great Eschatological temple sermon about the end of days. … Continue reading

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Eschatological attitudes

It was the thesis of scholars, such as Johannes Weiss and Albert Schweister (King, p.68), that among the fundamental disparities identifiable within the New Testament canon which the historical critical method helped ‘reveal’, were characteristically different attitudes towards eschatology. It … Continue reading

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Esoteric images for Christ and the anti-Christ

I have always found it odd and interesting to look at what images exist both in ancient Judaism and in Islam for both the Messiah and the antithetical eschatological character who opposes this ‘Messiah’. Consider the following in the Dead … Continue reading

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Christ as Micro-cosmic Man

An Eastern Orthodox friend of mine was sharing some of his thoughts with me on a previous post “Making God an Atheist” in which I discussed Jesus’ cry on the cross to God saying “my God, my God, why hast … Continue reading

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