Hebrews 12:14: A Test Case for the Run-for-the-Prize View
Must We Attain Some Level of Holiness To Enter the Kingdom? Hebrews 12:14 Reconsidered
Assumptions can interfere with one’s ability to understand the text of Heb 12:14. Most people read this verse as if it said: [You] pursue peace with all, and holiness, without which you will not see the Lord. In other words, most interpret this narrowly—merely instructing the readers how to live so that they themselves would
The Epistle of James
The Epistle of James By Zane C. Hodges. Irving, TX: Grace Evangelical Society, 2007. 140 pp. Paper, $8.95. A few years after Jesus’ crucifixion, James wrote his short epistle. In the centuries that have followed, scholar after scholar has commented on that book. In any well-stocked seminary library, there will be dozens and dozens of
Did Paul Preach Eternal Life? Should We?
Did Paul Preach Eternal Life? Should We? By Zane C. Hodges. Mesquite, TX: Kerugma, Inc, 2007. 32 pp. Paper, $3.95. In the movie Quigley Down Under, Quigley (played by Tom Selleck) was a long-distance rifle marksman who moved to Australia. At one point, he was challenged to a pistol competition. He replied that he did
Who Is Able to Guarantee Everlasting Life?
John’s Gospel presents Jesus as the Messianic Son of God who was crucified and resurrected to guarantee everlasting life to all believers. Those who view Jesus as an ordinary human being disdain any notion that He could guarantee everlasting life to anyone. Ordinary human beings cannot bestow life everlasting upon others. Does this mean that