Kitchen Table Theology
Where Coffee, Conversation
and Theology Meet
The Hamartiology Series
The Lostness of Man, The Inevitable Results of Lostness, The Biblical Doctrine of Hell, and more
The word “sin”, a very serious word, has almost disappeared in our culture or is only referenced as something to laugh off. But it is one of the most fundamental doctrines of the Bible! If sin is not real, why did Jesus come to earth and die on the cross? Listen as we look at four specific areas in how the scriptures define sin.
Sin plays a role in everyone’s life and affects our eternal destiny. Sin also affects our will and judgement, as well as our body. Listen as Jen and I discuss how sin affects our eternity but also our lives here on earth, and answer the question, “Will I get a second chance?” While this can seem like a heavy and sobering topic, let’s remember the Good News of Jesus Christ: He came to wash our sins away and He offers us forgiveness and eternal life.
We often find it difficult to talk about eternal punishment, but it is a truth found in Scripture, so we are going to explore it here on KTT. In this episode we turn to several New Testament passages to gain a Biblical understanding of hell. We also discuss the question, "What about those who have never heard the Gospel?"
Is there another chance to choose to follow Christ after death? Simply put, the Biblical answer is an unequivocal “No.” The words of Jesus found in Luke 16 clearly note there is no option for changing our eternal destiny in the afterlife. Listen as Jen and I discuss that the greater our understanding of all this, the greater our motivation should be to share the gospel with people who don’t know Jesus.
I think it goes without saying that we all understand there are consequences to our sin. Most us, however, may only think of the consequences being confined to us personally. But the consequences of sin reach far beyond just you and me as individuals. Listen as Jen and I discuss both the immediate and future consequences that sin has on Satan, on creation, on the angels, even on God himself. But God is at work, and He is working towards our redemption!
The topic of this week’s podcast episode on KTT certainly requires a great deal of sensitivity as it involves a very emotional issue. In this episode, we try to answer a question that people have been asking for centuries: What happens to children who die in infancy? Will they go to heaven?
Regrettably, the Bible does not provide a specific explanation. We may, however, build a good theology of this based upon how God works in such situations based on multiple Scriptural texts, and through our understanding of God's character and relationships with us.
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