D. Scott Meadows
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
“Be dogmatic, just not bulldogmatic!” one of my mentors used to say.1 We must earnestly contend for the Christian faith with all humility and grace, and without making mountains out of molehills.
What is the right method for disposal of the body? In the final analysis it is no doubt correct to say that the manner of disposal is not a matter of vital importance. We do not believe, for instance, that in the resurrection there will be any difference between those who are buried in the graves of the earth and those whose bodies were destroyed by fire, or devoured by wild beasts, or drowned in the sea, or blown to bits by the explosion of bombs.
David F. Wells
This highly modernized world, has produced what David Myers calls the “American Paradox.” Actually, this paradox is not uniquely American. It is found throughout the West, and increasingly it is being seen outside the West. In prosperous parts of Asia, for example, the same thing is becoming evident. And this paradox leads naturally into the predominant view of God. So, what is the paradox?
Dr. Alan J. Dunn
Returning to Jeremiah 31:31-34, we see that the New Covenant is not like the Old Covenant which they broke although I was a husband to them (Jer 31:32). How did Israel break the Old Covenant? By their persistent idolatry (see Jer 11:10; 22:8-9) which brought God’s covenant curses upon the theocratic nation (see Deut 27-28). Unlike the New Covenant, the Old Covenant was conditional and dependent upon the obedience of the nation: IF you will obey… THEN you shall be My possession (Exo 19:4-6). However, there were unconditional aspects to God’s dealings with Old Covenant Israel.