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Woolly Wolves and Woolless Sheep

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“Woolly Wolves and Woolless Sheep” defends the biblical doctrine of unconditional security (more popularly known as eternal security) by refuting the popular notion that good works necessarily provide evidence of salvation, much less necessary evidence of salvation. Like the author’s introductory book, “Breaking the Rocking Horse,” this subsequent release uses proveitists as a coined term to describe the opposing theology of those who allege that the way professing believers live proves whether or not they are saved. Like its predecessor, the purpose of this sequel is to disprove proveitism. The follow-up release does so by focusing on Jesus’ parable of the sheep and the goats. With over 70 illustrations and more advanced discussions in the appendixes regarding the logical necessity of believing in unconditional security, this book bridges the gap between an introductory and advanced consideration of this parable. The thesis of this book as applied to that parable is that a person’s performance does not prove if that individual is a sheep or a goat. Within the fuller scope of Scripture, one discovers gray sheep and black sheep, as well as gray goats and white goats. These findings are harmonized exegetically with Jesus’ parable during the course of the treatment. Because proveitists think that the way they live proves that they are saved, they logically are susceptible to the charge of religious snobbery. In their minds, they live better than the lost, so proveitists believe that this supposed superior performance validates that they are proven not to be lost by the way they live. From their theological perception then, they necessarily must be better than the lost. To be sure, some within their ranks try to offset this criticism of bigotry by saying that they are not perfect, just forgiven. Yet the logical implications of their proveitistic claims require that they be understood as more fully asserting that Christians are not perfect, just better than non-Christians. The book challenges such proveitistic prejudice. Even worse, theologically, proveitists believe that their entrance into heaven is conditioned on the evidence they provide of being a sheep by the way they live. Salvation from hell is not conditioned on being a sheep, but on proving that one is a sheep by means of one’s morally superior performance. When it comes to answering the question as to what one must do to be saved from hell, proveitists are performatists, basing their salvation on their performance. The primary benefit of this book to the reader is to encourage a biblically accurate understanding of the parable of the sheep and goats so that the reader may not be deceived unwittingly into seeking salvation from eternal damnation by an unbiblical means. Both salvation from hell and assurance of such salvation are to be found in Christ alone, not in a believer’s performance.

The Race of Grace

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“The Race of Grace” contains brief chapters that introduce topics developed more in depth by other books by the author. The opening chapters contrast Paul’s discussion of his own successful running of the race of grace with that of the Galatian believers who had run well initially but then fallen from grace subsequently. The author ties this race analogy in with his own discussion of these themes as found in his other books, particularly “Breaking the Rocking Horse,” “Sealed and Secure,” and “Fallen from Grace but Not from Perfection.” Like the author’s other introductory books, this release uses proveitists as a coined term to describe the opposing theology of those who allege that the way professing believers live proves whether or not they are saved. The purpose of this book is to provide unconditional security as an alternative to proveitism. Forfeitist is the coined term used to describe those conditional securitists who maintain that some believers actually lose the free gift of eternal life if they are unfaithful or cease to believe. This form of conditional security in particular is countered by a survey of the principle arguments used in “Sealed and Secure,” and “Fallen from Grace but Not from Perfection.” However, “The Race of Grace” has an additional chapter to augment that discussion by delving into the biblical affirmation of believers as being given to Jesus. The principle texts used developed in “The Race of Grace” in relation to believers being given are Jn 6:37-40 and Jn 10:27-29. Believers are given permanently by the Father to Jesus. Additionally, believers are given eternal life permanently. The supposition that believers must continue to believe (much less perform righteously) in order to remain secure is nullified by a thoughtful examination of these texts. Even if following the Lord in Jn 10:27 is supposed to represent linear contingency, it nonetheless is shown to be compatible with unconditional security. Indeed, four plausible ways of harmonizing Jn 10:27 with Jn 10:28-29 are considered. An appendix discusses the role of public confession and water baptism in the believer’s role of running the race of grace. These two matters are required for salvation from disqualification pertaining to rewards rather than for salvation from eternal damnation in hell. The primary benefit of this book is to encourage a biblically accurate understanding of unconditional security as an alternative to the ever popular works righteousness of proveitism and forfeitism. The legitimate biblical concern pertaining to believers running and wining the race of grace should not be misconstrued so as to bring their security from hell into question.

Destined for Salvation

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"Destined for Salvation" is a supplementary summary for 1Thess 5:9-10 that compliments the author's discussion in "The Outer Darkness." Five major models for interpreting 1Thess 5:9-10 are evaluated, and a mediation is taken that perceives the passage as promising an unconditional rapture (and thus unconditional security) to all believers in Christ, even to those who are morally asleep. However, an incentive for being morally awake is provided by making salvation (in the form of millennial and eternal ridership) contingent upon being morally alert in view of the attendant Bema judgment that is to ensue. Harmonization between these perspective and some key passages is then demonstrated in connection with the "blessed hope" of Tit 2:13 and being saved by Christ's death and life in connection with the approaching tribulational wrath of Rom 5:9-10.

3D Unconditional Security

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An introductory graphical overview of principle perspectives regarding unconditional security.

Misthological Models Part 3

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In preparation for the heart of the discussion, which focuses on the identity of the Bride of Christ, Misthological Models Part 3 (MMP3) begins by reiterating, expanding, and confirming the earlier analyses in this series regarding the already-not-yet duality found in multiple biblical themes, such as the present mystery form of the kingdom. MMP3 is primarily a counter to Dillow’s use of synecdoche to argue that the Bride is composed of all believers, only some of whom are properly clothed. Appeals to synecdoche are encouraged within MMP3. In fact, both Dillow and MMP3 appeal to synecdoche regarding the Bride. But MMP3 documents the abuse of the synecdoche argument by limited-atonement advocates and Lordship Salvationists and demonstrates that Dillow’s position has similar shortcomings. MMP3 shows that proper use of synecdoche confirms that the Bride is only composed of some of the saints in contradistinction to Dillow’s claim that only part of the Bride is properly clothed. Additionally, MMP3 argues that only faithful believers have co-glorified bodies that are suitable to being bridal co-rulers. Thus, externally and internally, only faithful believers qualify as the Bride of Christ. Only they fulfill the terms of the bridal contract and thus consummate the misthological union.

Monogamous Sex in Heaven!

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At the same time in which the present author was reading books by Barrow Marrow and Peter Kreeft posing that sexual intimacy continues in Heaven, he discovered that his wife had stage-3 breast cancer. As a therapy to help him deal with this news, he poured himself into research to see if Marrow and Kreeft might actually be correct, thereby enabling him to believe that no matter what happened, the best was yet to come. This is the conclusion and comfort of this book. In contradiction to those authors and groups who advocate polygamous and promiscuous sexual relations in Heaven, the present author uses type-archetype pattern and typology to argue for exclusivity and monogamy in the form of a heavenly soulmate who, in many cases, will be the spouse who was our earthly soulmate. Monogamous sexual intimacy will continue in the eternal state for those resurrected believers who are found faithful by the Lord at the time of judgment. A variety of arguments are used to defend this thesis. Naturally, the presence of sex organs in the eternal state suggests the function of that organ. Since those in the eternal state will have sex organs, as is conceded even by those not holding to the author’ thesis, the supposition should be that those having these sex organs will use them. NDE claims to the contrary concerning lack of genitalia during the intermediate state are evaluated. Transcendentally, just as other transcendental desires point to a future fulfillment, our present sexual desires point to a future fulfillment also. Exegetically, Lk 20:35-36 is not limited to being like angels in terms of immortality but encompasses being like angels in terms of their sexuality. The sexuality and sex drive of male angels is obvious in Gen 6:1-4. These heavenly angels had a strong sex drive before their fall, indicating that even angels in Heaven have sexual desires and thus act in accordance with those desires. Angelically, we should deduce that angels are likewise male and female soulmates. Ontologically, our sexual gender is not limited to our physical bodies but includes our metaphysical being as well, as is proven by astral sex. Changing sexual form during astral sex or having sexual ambiguities during the physical state pose no problem for the affirmation of sexual gender projecting into the metaphysical state. Hierarchically, the cosmic sex ladder suggests increased sexual distinctiveness as one moves up the ladder. Neuter forms at the bottom of the ladder are to be expected. Intrinsically, for man and woman to be created as a unity in the image of God means that this sexual duality and unity must continue in the eternal state if we are to continue in our status of God’s image bearers. Misthology, the doctrine of rewards supports exclusivity, and therefore monogamy, in the form of a complementary consensual soulmate. This soulmate is one’s sole mate. Sexual hierarchy agrees with misthological hierarchy. Also, misthologically speaking, a king needs a queen. Extrabiblical sources in the forms of dreams, visions, and NDEs are consulted as and found to provide limited secondary confirmation for the thesis of this book. Collaborating biblical sources include typological pairing of male and female overcomers, pictured by Boaz and Ruth, as confirmed by the Song of Solomon. Oral sex within the Song of Solomon demonstrates that sex is intended for pleasure and not limited to reproduction, thus supporting the case that sex could be intended for pleasure in Heaven without being tied to reproductive marriage.

Sealed and Secure

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“Sealed and Secure” defends the biblical doctrine of unconditional security as it pertains to being sealed with the Holy Spirit. Unconditional security (also popularly known as eternal security) frequently is abbreviated as OSAS (once saved always saved). The affirmation of OSAS in terms of once sealed always sealed leads directly to an affirmation of OSAS in terms of once saved always saved. This defense of unconditional security is dedicated primarily to refuting the Arminian contention that remaining sealed is conditioned on a believer’s subsequent perseverance in faith and faithfulness. Chapter one considers the Arminian appeal to the supposed aspectual need of persevering in faith. This opposing NOSAS (not once saved always saved) theory stipulates that a person remains sealed only as long as that person continues to believe. This NOSAS appeal to linear faith is shown to be suspect in that the principle verbs in question are aorist. More importantly, contextual, syntactical, and semantical considerations most strongly propose a punctiliar rather than linear condition for being sealed. NOSAS counter claims are examined and found to be inadequate in dealing with the explicit security conveyed by the unconditional promise. The person remains secure in his or her identification as God’s purchased possession even if he or she ceases to believe. The second chapter refutes the Arminian counterclaim that even though the promise of the seal is unconditional in its immediate context, it must be understood as being conditional from the broader biblical context. According to this Arminian supposition, since some of God’s promises that seem to be unconditional really are conditional, one cannot maintain that the promise of the seal may not also be conditional despite its unconditional appearance. Indeed, some Calvinists share this Arminian perspective. Thus, this chapter expands its defense by refuting both the Arminian and Calvinistic presupposition that God is mutable in His dealings with sealed believers. According to the Calvinistic theory, in order for God to be immutable in His dealings with those whom He has elected unconditionally, He must cause them to persevere in faith so that He will not have to be mutable in removing His seal from them. Thus, the promised seal really is not unconditional. This chapter responds by showing that God can make immutable promises of unconditional security. Notwithstanding his dedication to the OSAS premise, Cauley does not hesitate to show that some of his fellow advocates of OSAS have overstated their case. Some texts that have been used in defense of unconditional rewards are better understood as pertaining to conditional rewards. Thus, conditionalism is not to be ruled out offhand in interpreting such passages as long as they are understood properly as dealing with rewards in heaven rather than free entrance into heaven. The primary benefit of this book to the reader is to encourage a biblically accurate understanding of biblical promises. Conditionalists are correct that some promises that seem unconditional have been misunderstood by securitists and mistaken by those in the securitist camp as supporting unconditional security. Conditional security, on the other hand, also has erred in assuming that all promises are conditional upon subsequent faithfulness. Although errors are exposed where proponents in both the NOSAS and OSAS camps have overstated their case, an evenhanded approach still leads to the OSAS conclusion.

Fallen from Grace but Not from Perfection

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“Fallen from Grace but Not from Perfection” is an advanced defense for unconditional security (also popularly known as eternal security) that demonstrates that believers who fall from grace do not fall from a state of soteriological perfection. The primary texts dealt with in the first chapter describe the possibility of believers falling from grace, falling short of grace, and being cut off from grace. The Calvinistic contention that genuine believers persevere in grace is shown to have proverbial limitations. Arminians are correct to deduce that genuine believers genuinely can fall from grace. Notwithstanding, a distinction between merited grace and unmerited grace is shown to be biblical. Merited forms of grace naturally are forfeitable. Fallen believers are still considered children of God; they do not fall from the state of grace. They are illegitimate children of God who forfeit the inheritance rights to which they otherwise would be entitled. Nevertheless, they remain children of God who qualify for entrance into heaven by virtue of God’s unmerited grace. The second chapter demonstrates that believers cannot fall from their state of perfection described in Heb 10:14. The problematic conditionalistic translation would limit perfection to those who “are being sanctified.” Linear sanctification is alleged to be the ongoing condition for soteriological perfection. The securitist, in contrast, affirms permanent perfection for those who “are sanctified.” Whether those who are sanctified persevere in their progressive sanctification, they remain sanctified permanently in terms of their state as soteriologically belonging to God. A substantive (rather than linear) understanding of the underlying Greek verbal aspect is probable. Nonetheless, other possible aspectual understandings of this verse (such as a distributive durative) are investigated and found to be compatible with the securitist point of view. The permanent perfection affirmed by the perfect tense in this verse cannot be limited to those who persevere in their experience of sanctification. The affirmation of OSAS in terms of once sanctified always sanctified leads directly to an affirmation of OSAS in terms of once saved always saved. Appendix one demonstrates that the securitist position is not blindly based on an appeal to the perfect tense, however. Indeed, the perfect tense in Heb 3:14 is best understood in that context as affirming that partnership with Christ is conditioned on perseverance in the faith. Appendix two deals briefly with final justification before God. Conditionalists, not infrequently, affirm that final justification is according to the believer’s performance. Unfortunately, conditionalists misconstrue this final justification by works as soteric justification. Securitists have two recourses: either deny any final justification by works before God or deny any final soteric justification by works before God. Despite the prevalence of the first option as the standard preference in the securitist community, appendix two opts for the second alternative, even to the point of allowing the possibility of boasting before God in terms of having a confident expectation that one will hear God say, “Well done.” The primary benefit of this book to the reader is to encourage a biblically accurate understanding of falling from grace as dealing with hearing God say, “Well done,” rather than, “I never knew you.” Assurance of relationship is possible. Believers need not wait until the end of their lives to have complete confidence that they will never hear God say, “I never knew you.” Contrastively and amazingly, assurance of hearing God say, “Well done,” is possible to the faithful believers. Faithful believers are encouraged to pursue the latter; struggling believers are assured that they will not experience the former.

4D Forgiveness

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A pictorial discussion of four levels of vertical forgiveness for the Christain in relation to the Judgement Seat of Christ.

Rewards are Eternal

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A defense of the eternal nature of biblical rewards against the proposition that Rev 22:5 indicates that all believers will rule in the eternal state and against the premise that Rev 21:4 proves that misthological death will no longer exist in the eternal state.

John in Living Color

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“John in Living Color” is a reference manual that may be used in conjunction with the author’s other writings. “Believe: An Aspectual and Metaphorical Analysis of the Gospel of John” is the primary text intended to be consulted for defense of the aspectual and metaphorical coding implemented within the manual. The specialist will wish to consult both texts in conjunction with one another. The full text of the Gospel of John is provided. All occurrences of believe have been marked aspectually, as have all metaphors and synonyms for believe. This reference manual may also be used as a workbook for those wishing to teach through the Gospel of John or study it privately for themselves. The aspectual symbols used in the manual have been introduced in the author’s other writings so that even laity who have read such introductory texts may readily grasp the main thrust of the aspectual and metaphorical significance. For those not acquainted with the author’s other writings, the notes provided in the back of the manual will suffice to provide sufficient means to approach this manual as a standalone introduction to the Gospel of John for themselves. This workbook would be ideally suited for an inductive study of the Gospel of John, whether at the individual or small group level.

Breaking the Rocking Horse

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“Breaking the Rocking Horse” is a summation of some of the key points found in Marty’s larger works defending the biblical doctrine of unconditional security (more popularly known as eternal security). The present book is a pictorial abridgement that demonstrates that the spiritual fruits produced by professing believers cannot be made the criterion by which to determine (or undermine) the genuineness of their profession. In short, the way one lives does not prove if one is saved. Proveitists is a coined term used within the book to describe the opposing theology of those who allege that the way professing believers live proves whether or not they are saved. The purpose of this book is to disprove proveitism. The notion that heaven is free initially but ultimately costly (in terms of necessary spiritual fruits) is shown to be an irrational back-and-forth rocking between irreconcilable propositions. God-enabled perseverance cannot be the requirement for a salvation that is not contingent upon human performance. Primary chapters within the book focus on the parable of the soils and the parable of the servants. The thesis of these chapters is that carnal believers (pictured by the second and third soils) are cast into the outer darkness (representing loss of rewards) rather than into hell. Assurance of salvation from hell, therefore, is not found in one’s performance, but in Christ alone. The primary benefit of this book to the reader is to encourage a biblically accurate understanding of the gospel so that the reader may not be deceived unwittingly into seeking salvation from eternal damnation by an unbiblical means. Salvation from hell must be received as a free gift by grace apart from works. Logical inconsistency in this area can be highly detrimental. As an additional benefit, the reader is provided solid grounds for biblical assurance without being given grounds for sinful license.

Mere Christianity and Moral Christianity

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"Mere Christianity and Moral Christianity" defends the biblical doctrine of unconditional security by demonstrating that perseverance in faith cannot be made a condition for reaching heaven without teaching salvation by works. An extended prologue and introduction prepare the reader for the more advanced material in the body of the book by sharing personal examples regarding the urgent need of such a book to counteract the prevalent legalism typically encountered within the church and within popular evangelism. The first chapter interacts with C. S. Lewis. Positive interaction with his philosophical defense of Christianity and Jesus' Deity is followed by critical discussion of his Arminian views regarding conditional security. The second chapter explores a related Reformed perspective from Jonathan Edwards. A parallel perspective within Catholicism regarding merit by Thomas Aquinas is explained. The third chapter interacts with contemporary Arminian and Calvinistic authors. Appendix one shows that the ordo apostasia that would be necessary for the loss of the gift of eternal life is biblically impossible. The objection that moral performance is merely necessary evidence rather than a condition for the retention of eternal life is evaluated and rejected in appendix two. Appendix three demonstrates that moral repentance necessarily entails merit and therefore cannot be a condition for entrance into heaven. Appendix four locates moral repentance within the gospel of the kingdom, which is a substratum of the gospel of Jesus. The gospel of grace, which is the aspect upon which one's security from eternal damnation is solely conditioned, does not contain a call for repentance as a theological condition for such salvation. Benefits of this book to the reader include providing a solid foundation for understanding how performance-related concepts such as repentance, commitment, and perseverance can play a positive role without being made a legalistic distraction.

Is God a Communist?

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Many Christians have the mistaken notion that Jesus is building a heavenly mansion in New Jerusalem for all believers regardless of the way they live. Those adopting this perspective tend to think that Heaven is pretty much the same for all believers, regardless of the way they live. The parable of the labors is thought to prove that everyone gets the same paycheck in terms of rewards. Supposedly, the communistic God gives the same paycheck to faithful believers (i.e. overcomers) as He does to unfaithful believers. The payment amount on their heavenly paycheck might as well read ditto. The emblem of Christian communism is a fitting logo for this view of Heaven. The present study will refute such communistic views of Heaven by comparing Paul’s teaching of the workmen with Jesus parable of the laborers.

A Tribute to Grace

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Because of our shared love for the biblical doctrine and experience of grace, my father, a retired Southern Baptist pastor, asked me to speak at his funeral if he should die before the Lord returns. Accordingly, I wrote a Tribute to Grace as an overview of the intertwined transition both he and I made from Lordship Salvation theology to Free Grace theology. First of all, this book serves as a tribute to our Heavenly Father’s grace. Secondly, it serves as a tribute to my earthly father’s pursuit of grace, which resulted not only in his finding grace, but also his family, and, to various degrees, many within the churches he pastored as well. Yet, because this transition spanned many years, a genuine concern is raised in the book as to how much grace the members in his earlier pastorates may have embraced. Consequently, the goal of the book is to use this tribute to give others the essentials they may need to make this transition to Free Grace for themselves. The stakes are high. Truly, grace is liberating.

Carnal Corinth

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The denial of the very existence of carnal Christians is common among those who deny eternal security. A primary reason Carnal Corinth was written was to defend the doctrine of eternal security by biblically demonstrating that the category known as carnal Christians is an exegetical certainty. Particular focus is given to the Corinthian epistles in this study. Even carnal Corinthian believers have unconditional security soteriologically. Fallacious arguments by pseudo Lordship Salvationists against so-called carnal security are discussed and refuted. Along the way, certain misunderstandings about the nature of carnality are discussed. A frequently misunderstood passage, even among the author’s fellow Free Grace Salvationists, is found in 2Cor 5:20. The common assumption is that all believers are ambassadors of God’s grace and are involved in urging unbelievers to be reconciled to God. The common assumption is challenged at length in Carnal Corinth. Even some Lordship Salvationists who deny eternal security acknowledge, correctly, that in the passage Paul is urging the carnal believers in Corinth to be reconciled to him and his apostolic associates. The discussion of this apostolic “we” in this passage and throughout the Corinthian epistles leads to a discussion of the apostolic “us” in the infamous 1Jn 2:19, a passage frequently used in the conditional security camp to claim that all true believers will (and must) persevere in the faith. Carnal Corinth counters and expands upon the Free Grace counter to demonstrate a plausible pervasive use of the apostolic circle citations in the NT epistles. Collateral studies include the nature of blamelessness in 1Cor 1:8 and the nature of the gospel.

Misthological Models Part 4

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Misthological Models Part 4 continues the evaluation of the Dillowian, Caulian, and Crawfordian models of the outer darkness. The Dillowian model had proposed that if New Jerusalem is literal, then the outer darkness is inside of New Jerusalem. This proposition was rejected in Part 1 of the series. However, whereas Cauley had originally posed that the outer darkness would not be applicable until the start of the millennial kingdom, Dillow had posed that the outer darkness would go into effect at the Bema. This Dillowian proposition was found attractive. A synthesis with the Caulian and Crawfordian model made this possible even during the intermediate state, locating the outer darkness outside rather inside of New Jerusalem. Part 2 discussed the location of New Jerusalem in relation to the multiverse. Part 3 defended the thesis that New Jerusalem will be the abode of the Bride of Christ, thus of faithful believers. Unfaithful believers will live somewhere in the kingdom outside of New Jerusalem. Part 4 concludes by posing the probable location of the outer darkness in relation to the multiverse and New Jerusalem. This proposition regarding the location of New Jerusalem and the outer darkness is evaluated in Part 4 against NDEs (near death experiences), visions, and dreams. Of course, such extrabiblical sources cannot necessarily be taken at face value. For example, they are sometimes contradictory. Nevertheless, analyzing such data against a biblical grid in Part 4 allows plausible models for biblical consideration. These models are then submitted to a biblical analysis in Part 4, including interaction with several commentators. The conclusion is that misthopology (and thus the outer darkness) has immediate (and therefore intermediate) applicability; namely, faithful believers have residency in New Jerusalem (even now), but unfaithful believers do not.

In Memory of Coy

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The author’s book, In Memory of Coy, is written in the memory and celebration of author’s grandson, Coy, the author’s only grandchild, who died two weeks before his expected delivery date. Why would God allow the seemingly senseless stillbirth of a perfectly healthy baby who was to be born to loving Christian parents? For sake of beauty is the author’s answer. This biblical perspective is given streamlined application in this discussion, fleshed out in a real-life situation.

Redeemed Bodies Versus Glorified Bodies

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Redeemed Bodies Versus Glorified Bodies by Marty A. Cauley Book Resume:

Some misthologists (experts in rewards) postulate that all believers will have glorified bodies. Other misthologists insist that only faithful believers will have glorified bodies. Until this study, problematic passages led the author to take a mediating position, basically suggesting that unfaithful believers will have glorified bodies that fail to radiate glory. Posing unglorified glorified bodies is not the most satisfying solution, however. As a result of the research in this book, the author modified his position to concur with the latter group of misthologists: Only faithful believers will have glorified bodies; unfaithful believers will simply have glorified bodies. The primary problematic passage preventing him from adopting this position earlier was 1Cor 15:43. Consequently, this passage, in its context, is the focus of this study. As a corollary, a detailed defense of the subjunctive in 1Cor 15:49 is provided. Paul is exhorting believers to bear the image of Christ morally in the way they live currently so that they can display this image eternally by shining like the stars in heaven. Paul cryptically conveyed this conclusion in his earlier analogy in 1Cor 15:41 when he said: “Star differs from star in glory.” Stellar believers will display this heavenly glory via their resurrected bodies. Unfaithful believers will not. They will not have the glorified bodies associated with this stellar glory.

Misthological Models Part 2

Misthological Models Part 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Marty A. Cauley
Publisher: Misthological Press
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File Format: Pdf
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Misthological Models Part 2 by Marty A. Cauley Book Resume:

Misthological Models Part 2 continues the investigation of the models of the outer darkness posed by Dillow, Cauley, and Crawford. The latter two writers affirm that procreation continues in the eternal state by those believers who live until the end of the millennium and enter the eternal kingdom in physical bodies. Dillow’s affirmation of eternal rewards and his acknowledgement that mankind will rule the galaxies is sound and shown to refute his objection to eternal procreation. The infinite growth of the human population in eternity future must expand beyond the confines of our finite universe. Multiverse cosmology is thus supposed. Acceptance of the multiverse model and eternal populational growth has practical ramifications on misthology (i.e., the doctrine of rewards). For example, how will the humans in this universe be able to populate galaxies in other universes? Suggestions are offered for how this interdimensional travel might be accomplished. Affirmations of the literal nature of such matters and how they relate to New Jerusalem leads to a discussion of UFOs and how they might be used at the time of the rapture. Additionally, the multiverse theory and interdimensional travel is used to offer an explanation as to how unregenerate tares can be removed out of the kingdom. Competing theories as to how the tares can be removed out of the kingdom are entertained as complementary vantage points. Dual vantage points are posed for several soteric-mistholic texts. Soteric-mistholic litotes are shown to have a limited reversal that is limited to the misthological arena. The reversal cannot be applied to the soteriological foundation. Neither the doctrine of eternal security nor the doctrine of eternal rewards is impacted by acknowledging that there is a sense in which unfaithful believers can be hurt misthologically by the second death. Being least versus greatest in the kingdom is explained with both binary and fuzzy logic.