Tag Archives: heaven

We Too Have Ascended With Him – A Meditation for Ascension Day

Today our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Listen to the words of the Apostle: If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated … Continue reading

Posted in Ascension, Church Fathers | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Ascension Day???

I am gathering that Ascension Day has come to such a low place of recognition because in the average evangelical consciousness, the possible meaning for the ascension is rather opaque. Perhaps, if at all, it is endowed with a negative meaning – Jesus is no longer with us in person. We are alone to do what he told us to do until he finally comes back. I hope in the following to merely in outline, amend this theological lacuna, which turns out to be significantly more practical and pastoral than one at first might imagine. Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology (Humanity), Ascension, Eschatology (Last Things), Hebrews, Paul, Psalms | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Jesus the Messiah has Come in the Flesh

  “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that … Continue reading

Posted in Anthropology (Humanity), Bible, Incarnation, John (Gospel and Epistles) | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Resurrection and Justification Part 1

An excerpt from “Saved By His Life” – a new paper I am working on: Since the Protestant Reformation, “justification by faith” has been the articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae—the article by which the church stands or falls. Stressing the … Continue reading

Posted in Atonement, Paul, Soteriology (Salvation) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heaven is Important…But it’s not the End of the World

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected … Continue reading

Posted in Eschatology (Last Things), Paul, Soteriology (Salvation) | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment