My online friend, Maurice Mo Hagar II, recently passed a question along to me and several others. He first pointed to this example: If universal salvation is true, what’s the point of being Christian, of believing in Christ, getting baptized, belonging to the church… preaching the gospel, teaching the Bible, sending missionaries, and planting the … Continue reading What’s the Point of Being Christian?
The Fall is Only Visible to Christians
Fr. John Behr gave a lecture recently about his forthcoming translation and critical Greek edition of On the Human Image of God by Gregory of Nyssa. It has a 8,000 word introduction and is due out in December or January. The title is what Behr gives as the correct title of the work that has … Continue reading The Fall is Only Visible to Christians
A Look at Apocalypse: What is Eternal and What Future Creates Us?
Fr. John Behr says in a 2019 lecture that our distinction between the uncreated (the triune God) and the created (all else) is not the primary distinction made within reality by the apostles. The primary distinction in reality assumed by the scriptures and the apostles was between the invisible realm (which includes God as well … Continue reading A Look at Apocalypse: What is Eternal and What Future Creates Us?