PMT 2014-047b by Don Strickland.
1Pe 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Having gone to my childhood home for a visit, I was surprised to see a patch of bare ground in the front yard where a large oak tree had stood. The tree was one of the last original trees on my parents’ property (only a hickory in the back yard remains). Though the tree looked mostly healthy on the outside, my dad was told it was diseased and needed to be removed. Now that piece of my childhood is just a memory. Continue reading
PMT 2013-040 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
This is my third and final article given in response to a reader’s question as to whether the NT envisions Christ’s kingdom as gradually advancing in history. This is an important question for the postmillennialist, hence my lengthy response.
Paul and the kingdom’s glory
When we look into the 1 Corinthians passage we do not discover Paul making a passing, on-the-side statement about the kingdom’s growth. Rather he gives a good deal of attention to the matter. I will not fully develop the passage, but I will present Paul’s sizeable statement in full and make a few comments on the significance of its various elements. Continue reading