Deification / Theosis: Better than Mere Image Bearing

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. John 16:7 The kernel postulate of this post is simple. Deification/Theosis is far better than mere …

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Romans 5:12 Series | Dr. Michael Heiser

Here is the series of posts on Romans 5:12. I do not take the traditional view — that the verse is about the transmission of Adamic guilt. I think it is inserted into the text. However, all humans are sinners (presuming they are allowed to live) and in need of Christ for salvation (i.e., salvation …

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A Proposed Consensus on Articulating Sanctification

Please allow me to present the following article: Theosis: Partaking of the Divine Nature  One day, all of the redeemed will be made perfect as Christ is perfect. That will happen when Christ appears (1 John 3:2). Yet, there are many disagreements and exceptions to be taken with the best systems for articulating sanctification. For …

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Sin and the Unpardonable Sin

As represented across the data of the entire Bible. The Origin of It: [Genesis 3] Eden, observably, was the place God designed for the self-determination of humanity's inner nature. It was a genuine testing ground, not as in a sterile laboratory but for God's genuine allowance of genuine choice by mankind. Adam and Eve, both …

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What About Baptism?

I write this blog post with two audiences in mind, admittedly. But, I choose to write it centered around (not based off of) one text of Scripture. I do so for the sake of brevity. Many passages have been weighed and examined before choosing this one. [If you have comment or question, please feel free …

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