Posts from February 2015

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What is Hell Like?

by Michael Woodward

Mark 9: 44, 48    C.S. Lewis once wrote, “Hell is one of the chief grounds on which Christianity is attacked as barbarous and the goodness of God impugned.” We all can agree that the topic or idea of hell and what it entails stirs our emotions and our moral sensitivities.

What Does Hebrews 6:4-9 Mean?

by Michael Woodward

Lose my Salvation? Not Really Saved? These passages are somewhat controversial, misunderstood, and too often contorted to fit into preferred theological boxes.  Box one: These verses teach that people can lose their salvation. Box two: These verses describe people who were not really saved.  I disagree with both of these boxes and see no need […]

To Bind or not to Bind

by Michael Woodward

To Bind or Not to Bind “…And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”  Matthew 16:19 Upon Peter’s personal confession that Jesus is the Messiah and Son of God, […]

Judge Not… (Matthew 7:1)

by Michael Woodward

“Judge not…” These two words are often used sanctimoniously against anyone making a comment about someone else’s lifestyle choices. The way this misunderstood verse