Category Archives: Soteriology

Video: Why Did Satan Enter into Judas to Betray Jesus if He Knew the Cross Would Defeat Him?

Today’s question: “How should we understand Satan entering into Judas and his ensuing plan to betray Jesus (Luke 22:3-6)? The wilderness temptations, the rebuke of Peter (Matt. 16:21-23), Christ’s agony in the garden, and even the calls to him to … Continue reading

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Video: Does Baptism Save Us?

Today’s question: “In Q&A#46, you seem to say that baptism (with water) is necessary for salvation. Am I interpreting your perspective correctly, and if so, what do you think about the man on the cross next to Jesus going to … Continue reading

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Video: How Can Peter Describe False Teachers as Having Been ‘Bought’ By Christ?

Today’s question: “Why does Peter say that the Lord “bought” false teachers in 2 Peter 2:1? How can Christ be said to have “purchased” or “bought” those who are unsaved?” If you have any questions for me, please leave them … Continue reading

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Podcast: Incarnation Anyway?

  Merry Christmas, everyone! As a special Christmas episode—and our final episode of 2016—this week Derek, Matt and I discuss the Incarnation. In particular, we ask whether, if humanity had not sinned, Christ would still have come. Much theological nerdiness … Continue reading

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Podcast: Disability

On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Matt and I are joined by Kelby Carlson to discuss disability. Kelby has previously guest posted on my blog on the subject. Next week, we will be returning to our reading of Lewis’ The Four … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Pursuing God

This week Derek and I were joined by our friend Joshua Ryan Butler to discuss his new book, The Pursuing God. Josh is great, his book is great, and we had a great time catching up with him. Our previous … Continue reading

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Sealed For Resurrection: Baptism and the Objectivity of the Body

The first of a three part series of posts of mine on baptism and the body has just gone up over on the Theopolis Institute. The action of the ritual of baptism isn’t the act of the candidate, but of … Continue reading

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