Does Col. 1:15 Say That Jesus Is a Created Being?

Does Colossians 1:15 Say That Jesus Is a Created Being? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 3:10pm QUESTION: Do NT references to Jesus as “firstborn” (e.g., Colossians 1:15) and “begotten” (e.g., Heb. 5:5) imply that he … Continue reading

Modalism: An Heretical View of the Trinity

Modalism: An Heretical View of the Trinity by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 1:54pm QUERY: I have a question about modalism. I know the early church condemned it as a heresy, but is it serious enough … Continue reading

What Is the Salvation Status of the Unevangelized?

What Is the Salvation Status of the Unevangelized? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 2:54pm QUERY: Is there hope for those who have never heard the Gospel? ANSWER: Paul’s main point in the first section of … Continue reading

What Does 1 John 1:9 Mean?

What Does 1 John 1:9 Mean? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 10:40am QUERY: You have said that a faulty understanding of 1 John 1:9 is a roadblock to a proper understanding of grace and a … Continue reading

The Ten Commandments of Grace

The Ten Commandments of Grace by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 1:43pm This note is a follow-up on my earlier note, “Grace, Law, and the New Covenant.” In my teaching about grace I make it quite … Continue reading

What About Capital Punishment?

What About Capital Punishment? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 12:09pm QUESTION: Can you provide some information on capital punishment? ANSWER: I have a chapter on this subject in my book, “Tough Questions, Biblical Answers, Part … Continue reading

Grace, Law, and the New Covenant

Grace, Law, and the New Covenant by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 9:39pm QUESTION: What is the connection between the New Covenant and the “grace system,” to which you refer in your book, “Set Free! What … Continue reading