Month: January 2015

  • He Who Overcomes, Part 7: Two Resurrections?

    He Who Overcomes, Part 7: Two Resurrections?

    Some years ago I remember being very struck by Paul’s admission in Philippians 3 that he hadn’t yet attained to the resurrection from the dead: ” I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection […]

  • He who Overcomes, Part 6: Smyrna and the Second Death

    He who Overcomes, Part 6:  Smyrna and the Second Death

    “He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.”  Rev. 2:11 I don’t think there can be any controversy about what the second death is according to Scripture: “This is the second death, the lake of fire.  And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into […]