Esa Hytti May 21st, 2019 The way that we understand power involves the ability to conquer, to dominate, and, if necessary, even to kill. When we ponder on who is the more powerful between two people, we ask questions like “Who is stronger?” “Who is faster?” “Who is smarter?” Why? Why are these the questions … Continue reading Reversal of Power
Esa Hytti February 16th, 2019 The Witcher tells the story of a man named Geralt who, as witchers do, tracks and hunts down monsters of various kinds. During a particular storyline, Geralt encounters an extremely feared and powerful higher vampire known as the Unseen Elder. Compared to human beings, the Unseen Elder’s powers and capabilities … Continue reading God and the Unseen Elder
Esa Hytti January 10th, 2019 (This shares similarity to my previous post entitled Life After Death, but I thought I would briefly revisit the subject matter.) I am not entirely certain how or when exactly the concept of "going to Heaven" entered into Christianity. However, the following idea has become the standard line of thought … Continue reading Going to Heaven?
Esa Hytti December 13th, 2018 In Genesis 5 we read: “Altogether, Adam lived a total of 930 years, and then he died” (Genesis 5:5, NIV). Even more impressively, a few verses later we read that “Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died” (Genesis 5:27, NIV). What are we to make of … Continue reading 969 Years Old?
Esa Hytti November 5th, 2018 The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ exist at the absolute core of the Christian faith. According to Christianity, these two events are central to the biblical narrative and to the course of history. All Christians agree that the death and resurrection of Jesus saves humanity from their sins and … Continue reading Christus Victor
Esa Hytti October 13th, 2018 In Exodus chapter 9 we read that “the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron” (Exodus 9:12, NIV). This raises a difficult question among many people: Does God make people resist Him? And if so, how can it be just for Him to punish … Continue reading God Hardened Pharaoh’s Heart?
Esa Hytti September 30th, 2018 (NOTE: While this post seeks to provide a defense for Annihilationism, I present it not because I definitively affirm the view, but rather to provide an interesting alternative worth considering.) Orthodox Christian theology has always affirmed the existence of both heaven and hell. Anyone who has currently, or in the … Continue reading Hell – Annihilation?