Q&R: What does “prepared for destruction” mean? (Romans 9:22) – Brad Jersak

Question: Romans 9:22 “What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?” What is the tone/intent of the phrase “prepared for destruction”? Response: I don’t believe we can understand this phrase in isolation from the pastoral concern, rhetorical question […]

When even Jesus seems unChristlike! Bradley Jersak

What do we do with Scripture when even Jesus seems unChristlike? I can think of a good number of occasions where Jesus seems to either depict his Father as harsh and brutal (if we incorrectly read the king/master parables as straight-across imagery for God) or seems quite “judgy” himself, to the point of what we […]