Pastor's Round Table

  • Mysticism or rationalism in our approach to scripture.

    A few years ago I heard Dr. Stuart Scott (Southern Baptist Seminary) say that we should avoid using material by Beth Moore because she depended upon experience to interpret scripture. At heart, this is a criticism of what in excess would be called Mysticism. (I happen to disagree with the statement about Beth Moore, but that is not the point of this article.) The other approach to understanding scripture, which is to approach it rationally and exegetically, sounds much better than experience. God's word is objective and experience is subjective.

  • The Judgment Seat of Christ

    II Corinthians 5:10 I Corinthians 3:11-17 and 9:27

    Much discussion exist over whether there will be shame and punishment (loss) at the future judgment seat of Christ. (note the italics on future)

    The question is… When is the Judgment Seat of Christ? Future, present, or both. As Christians we are already judged with Christ on the cross. Is the judgment seat of Christ in any way a future loss.

    II Cor. 5:10 clearly gives it a future sense; but I propose that I Corinthians 3:11-17 makes it an ongoing event with a future conclusion.