1. On the subject of whether Jesus suffered in hell to redeem us, death (the wages of sin) is more than physical. Sin destroys our relationship with God, hence death is spiritual and ultimately eternal. My understanding is that Jesus as a divine person could suffer the equivalent of hell for us through his death. Does his cry of abandonment point to an infinite dimension of rejection we by his grace will never have to endure? I think it was Spurgeon who said that the suffering of his soul was the soul of his suffering. Amazing love, how can it be that You my God should die for me?

  2. Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. You said it the Blood the Blood the Blood …Great line from your granddaughter …Thanks be to God we do not have to guess . Rom 3:19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

  3. Is hell the punishment for sin or rather the punishment for rejecting God?

    Enoch was born with a sin nature was still taken up to heaven. Abraham would have been born into sin as well, but was found faithful by God. Job was found to be righteous and he was born into sin as well.

    If Jesus became sin, He became the thing that separated us from God spiritually. He atoned for the acts and removed that obstacle that separated us. It really becomes a question of justification. Did Jesus die and declare all innocent of sin or just those who repented?

  4. Xander — I believe it is better to translate 2 Cor 5 with, “became a sin offering” rather than “became sin,” just for the record.

    Thanks for raising the other questions!

  5. Hi Dr. Brown, can u please answer my question about if the Hebrew word in Isaiah 40:22 means circle or sphere.

  6. Dr. Brown,
    Are the spirits in prison which are mentioned in I Peter 3:19, the spirits of unjust men who lived
    on this earth, who were disobedient on this earth,
    in similar manner as the people were in the time of Noah, or as the sons of God (those men who called upon the name of the Lord and had a relationship with him by way of the spirit of wisdom through the fear of God) mentioned in Genesis 6:2, who had children which became wicked,
    of great stature, (the giants in the earth) and mighty men of renown?

  7. I’ve heard a lot of talk about the historical evidence of Jesus’ existence lately. The antimissionaries especially point out the only references of Jesus by contemporary and later historians are both being very little written and being suspect of forgery. What extra-biblical evidence is out there that is not circumstantial or suspect for fraud? Someone asked me about this not that long ago and I don’t have an answer outside of the new testament scriptures. thanks

  8. The fact that Jesus has been a nonstop-talk verily among the Jews, in all history from then on, who never denied his existence but as to his claim as being the Son of God.

  9. Jun
    wouldn’t that argument also give validity to santa clause? there are several that would argue that he never historically exist, nut that’s not there most utilized argument because of the aspect of faith.

    Dr brown, I know your out of town but I hope you will be able to weigh in. Thanks

  10. I don’t believe there are any books that can prove Jesus to a person. They have to prove Jesus to themselves. When we do what he says, when we take his word to heart, when we worship God by him and worship him by the spirit of God, it’s then that he will be proved. He will become known by the things we do with him, whether in the words we speak or in the actions we do. We will find God to be answering our prayers and we will find that we are learning things by him because of Jesus.

  11. Dr. Brown;
    Re: Your question on the show as to does it really matter what we believe about the end times?

    I understand that in many cases people major on the minors with regards to the end times debate. The point at which it seems to matter is with regards to Israel. My understanding is that the PreMills hold that Israel and the Church are quite different, while the Amills and PostMills do not see this distinction. Amillennialists believe that the unfulfilled OT predictions made to Israel are fulfilled spiritually in the NT Church. So it appears our end time beleifs do impact our perceived status of Israel–and that does seem to be a major point.

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