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Can God Be Too Good? Part 6 by Monte Wolverton

William Barclay (1907-1978) Professor, Theologian, Author, Greek Scholar Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow,William Barclay dedicated his life to “making the best biblical scholarshipavailable to the average reader.” The result was the Daily Study Bible, a set of commentaries on the NewTestament, exploring verse by verse through Barclay’s own translation ofthe New Testament, listing and examining every possible interpretationknown to Barclay and providing all the background information he considered possibly relevant. The 17 volumes of the set were all instant best-sellers and continue ...

Can God Be Too Good? Part 5 by Greg Albrecht

How Free Is Free Will? by Greg Albrecht How much choice does any individual human actually have? We speak of "free will"—but how much of a choice to accept God's grace does anyone have, given the brainwashing and propaganda to which they are subjected? How much of a choice to accept God's grace does a young boy in a radicalized Muslim school have? How much of a choice to accept God's grace does someone have who is ensnared by some ultra fundamentalist church, where performance-based religion rules? Being in Christ is a divine invitation to an eternal relationship, open toeveryone. But being in Christ is not an automatic, divinely ...

Can God Be Too Good? Part 4 by Monte Wolverton

Historic Hopeful Universalists -- They Dared to Hope Many centuries ago, before Christian doctrine had become a political football, a few eminent Christian thinkers pondered the passages wehave just discussed—and exchanged their ideas openly. The early church fathers—especially those active before the council of Nicea in 313—lived during a time of doctrinal flux and formation, when believers were grappling with major theological issues. When we look at the selected quotes presented here, we get a brief and surprising glimpse into what they were thinking about universal reconciliation. Clement of Alexandria (c.150-c.215) was an ...

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July 2020 Plain Truth

July 2020 CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: I Will Give You Rest – pg. 1Religious Games – pg. 2Faith is a Choice – pg. 6Forwarding to the Future – pg. 7Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

Can God Be Too Good? Part 3 by Monte Wolverton

What Does the Bible Say? Let’s consider three passages from the New Testament, beginning with Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in ChristJesus our Lord. Now let’s look at Matthew 25:41-46:“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink; I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ They also will ...

Can God Be Too Good? Part 2 by Monte Wolverton

Can Christians Be Universalist? When the subject of Christian universalism is raised among some traditional Christians, hackles rise like those on the back of a JackRussell Terrier who has just spotted a cat. As far as many “Bible-believing” Christians are concerned, theterms “Christian” and “universalism” are not compatible. Universalism, they say, is a dangerous heresy that has arisen from paganism like a toxic green slime, oozing through New Agers and Unitarians into mainstream Christian churches in recent decades, threatening to engulf and corrode cherished, time-tested doctrines (especially those having to do with an ...

Can God Be Too Good? Part 1 by Monte Wolverton

Join Editor Monte Wolverton and Greg Albrecht on an eight-part mini-series journey through one of the most hotly debated, fascinating topics within our christian faith. Here is part 1 of "Can God Be Too Good?" …And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.—Ephesians 3:17-19 Can We Hope That All Will Be Saved? Sam Thompson sat on a concrete bench, staring at his father’s tombst...

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The podcast for the weekly message of Christianity Without the Religion and the daily programs of Plain Truth Radio are now available on new podcast platforms. Join us daily and listen to Greg Albrecht, from a grace-based, Christ-centered perspective, on your phone, tablet or iPad. Sign-up through a link below: Apple iTunes --------------------------------------------- Amazon TuneIn --------------------------------------------- Google Podcasts -------------------------------------------- Spotify Podcasts -------------------------------------------- Stitcher Podcasts -----------------------...

June 2020 CWR magazine

June 2020 CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: Tear Down This Wall– pg. 3Brad Jersak: Practicing Matthew 18 without a Bludgeon– pg. 7Steve Crosby: Script-torturing Matthew 18 – pg. 10Jeff K. Clarke: The Gospel of Sin Management – pg. 12Richard Rohr: The Mystery of Suffering – pg. 14Greg Albrecht: Politically Charged Conversations -pg. 15Name First LastEmailGot Something To Say?

May 2020 Plain Truth

May 2020 CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Grace Is the Gospel of Christ – pg. 1The Narrow Door – pg. 2Want to Hear a Good Story? – pg. 5Franny and Bonnie – pg. 7Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

April 2020 CWR magazine

April 2020 CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: The Finished Work– pg. 3Jim Fowler: Did Jesus Die for All?– pg. 7Greg Albrecht: Is Paris Burning? Retrospective – pg. 8Laura Urista: Out of the Tribulation Closet – pg. 10Irene Frances: Fear Not! – pg. 13Greg Albrecht: Is the Bible Infallible? -pg. 15Name First LastEmailGot Something To Say?