Spiritual Geography

Tonight at Nerd Church I explained the difference between Sheol, Earth, Heaven, Hell, Tartarus, and the Abyss. Listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.  Go deeper with these links: Preston Sprinkle’s The Annihilation View of Hell Pt 1 Preston Sprinkle’s The Annihilation View of Hell Pt…

Resurrection: Life After Life After Death

Though we’ve had thousands of years to create a deep theology of resurrection, we have for some reason reduced the concept to a fraction of what it is. The Bible writers understood resurrection to be a whole lot more than what we teach. When Jesus was resurrected from the dead, it sent theological shockwaves throughout…

No Sex or Marriage in the Resurrection?

Obviously, sex and marriage play a big part in society and humanity, so Jesus’ statement that such things won’t exist in the resurrection (Mk 12:24-27) surprises us and even comes across a bit harshly. After all, many of us who are married can’t imagine living in eternity without our spouse and the near majority of us can’t…

Resurrection Life is Different

The Sadducees were known for their disbelief in the idea of resurrection. The Bible even paints them as thinking the whole thing is a joke. And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and…

Resurrection: An Ancient Hot Topic

Every generation of the church has been plagued by a hot topic of some sort. We only need to think of the doctrines different denominations fight over today to see that. It wasn’t any different in Jesus’ time, as different sects of Judaism were having their own doctrinal debates. And one of those debates was…