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Podcast: Does God Love Satan?
Greg talks about the potential of Satan repenting. A great question by Matthew!
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In the Words of Satan
It’s kind of like if Uncle Screwtape wrote a song…
Podcast: Did Evil Exist Before Lucifer’s Revolt?
Greg talks about evil and the goodness of creation, then considers some speculative inferences about the existence of creation for all eternity. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0416.mp3
6 Things the Church Fathers Can Teach Us about Spiritual Warfare
Image by Christina Saint Marche via Flickr Unlike our thinking today about the source of good and evil in the world, the early church fathers, including Irenaus, Athenagorus, Origen, and others before Augustine, possessed a warfare worldview. Here are 6 ideas that are common in their writings: The Reality of the “World-in-Between” The church fathers assumed…
Thankful that God Outsmarted Satan
Concerning the cross, Paul wrote that God’s intent was “that through the church the wisdom of God in its rich variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places … in accordance with the eternal purpose that he has carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Eph 3:10-11). One…
Cruciform Theology in Four Steps
The culmination of the biblical narrative of the cross reframes everything about who God is, what it means to have faith in God, and how we read the Bible! The entire Old Testament leading up to the crucified Christ must be interpreted with a view toward discerning how it anticipates and points toward this definitive…
Why Did God Require Animal Sacrifice in the Old Testament?
Question: I have a question about the atonement. Why did YHWH in the OT demand that people sacrifice animals? And if these sacrifices anticipated the ultimate sacrifice of the Messiah, as the author of Hebrews says, doesn’t this imply that Jesus’ death was necessary for God to forgive us? But why would God need his…