Colossians 1:20 BDC: Is Paul saying that everyone will be saved here, namely, universal salvation?

Colossians 1:20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 20 and through him to reconcile[1] all things unto himself, having made peace through the blood of his cross; through him, I say, whether things upon the earth, or things in the heavens. Universal Salvation, Christian Universalism, or simply Universalism is the doctrine that all sinful persons, who are... Continue Reading →

APOLOGETIC EVANGELISM – Fighting for the Truth

1 Timothy 1:18-19 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 This charge I am setting before you, child, Timothy, in accordance with the prophecies spoken long ago about you, that by them you might fight as a soldier the fine warfare, 19 having trust and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION – Keys to Understanding

Recognize the Christocentric focus of the Bible The New Testament writers primarily viewed the Old Testament as Christological documents. They understood the Hebrew Scriptures as ultimately pointing to the person of Christ and the redemptive-historical fulfillment that he would bring: And He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up... Continue Reading →

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