I have decided that for the long term growth of this blog it will become an academic blog as is thekingpin68. This has already taken place with the last five articles. I find it easier to write sillier theological articles than academic ones, but more difficult to find material. It is better career wise for me to write articles within the disciplines of theology, philosophy, Biblical studies, empirical theology and statistics. With me looking for work I wish to present two fully academic blogs. This blog will feature more satire and less citations than thekingpin68 blog. This blog will stay satire and theology. Please continue with the funny comments!
If I lose links that is unfortunate, but thekingpin68 is now seven links ahead of satire and theology and I reason academic writing is my future, but the two blogs will not be identical, as I have already explained. I reason I will gain more blog links in the future for satire and theology with this slight change.
I shall present an argument against the annihilation of unregenerate post-mortem persons. This is not exhaustive and is an argument, not the argument. I have used Erickson as a source to support my premises and conclusion.
God is perfectly holy.
-Erickson writes that God is totally separate from his creation. Erickson (1994: 284).
-Erickson lists Exodus 15: 11, 1 Samuel 2: 2 and Isaiah 57: 15.
-God is absolutely pure and good; God is not evil. Erickson (1994: 285).
-Erickson lists Job 34: 12, Habakkuk 1: 13 and James 1: 13
Human beings are sinful.
-Jeremiah 17: 9, Romans Chapter 1-3, Romans 3: 23, Romans 6: 23.
Sin must be atoned.
-God is the administrator of justice and cannot justly simply forgive sins. Erickson (1994: 816). God is equally the God of love and justice. Justice is therefore not ignored for the sake of love, as a holy God must be just.
Christ as infinite God outlasted finite sin in the atonement.
-As God, Christ’s death has infinite worth. Erickson (1994: 804). As God he can atone for all finite human sin.
Christ as a perfect man was sacrificed for imperfect persons in the atonement.
-As a human, Christ could redeem other humans. Erickson (1994: 804). Christ redeemed all of human nature through the atonement. Erickson (1994: 804).
Those outside of Christ cannot justly be annihilated as their sins are never atoned.
-Biblically, all persons exist port-mortem (Revelation, Chapter 20). Unfortunately, it could be reasoned that everlasting punishment exists as finite unregenerate persons continue to attempt to atone for their sins in hell, but can never fully cover their sins without Christ. Therefore they cannot justly be annihilated. Earthly sins are not covered, and post-mortem sins (rejecting God and related) in disembodied and resurrection states also remain uncovered.
ERICKSON, MILLARD (1994) Christian Theology, Grand Rapids, Baker Book House.
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