A theologian considers the fate of the unevangelized and the “pseudoevangelized.” What about those who have never heard? Like the problem of evil, the question of what happens to those who die without an opportunity to respond to the gospel can be a thorny issue for evangelical Christians. We wholeheartedly affirm the love God has for all his creatures. We also emphasize the exclusivity of the gospel message—that salvation is found in no one else but Christ (Acts 4:12)—and stress the need for all people everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him. But what happens to those…

By O.S. Hawkins Imagine you can smell the freshness of the cool Middle Eastern sunrise on the third day. The women arrive at the tomb early only to find that it is empty! Then they are startled by an angelic being informing them the Lord is not there but that he is risen. Then the angel says, “Go, tell his disciples—and Peter—that he is going before you into Galilee” (Mark 16:7). [Sign up for the free email devotional, Codes for Christian Living by O. S. Hawkins] One might have expected the angel to say, “Go, tell the disciples—and Pilate,” or…

Our guest author is Dr. Gerry Breshears, a professor of theology at Western Seminary and a Faithlife Mobile Ed instructor. I was raised in a great Christian family going to church. But when I asked some basic questions like, “Why do you think Jesus was God?” I was told in effect, “Nice Christian boys don’t ask questions like that.” As I sank deep into the despair of Ayn Randian selfishness, an intelligent Christian friend challenged me to look firsthand at Jesus. So I read the Gospels personally, something I had never done before. Jesus who had been a moral illustration…

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Mobile Ed courses are designed to deepen your walk through interactive videos. And for just a few more days, you can get 71% off the Tough Topics bundle, designed to help you tackle the most difficult and perplexing passages of the Bible. The Tough Topics bundle contains four separate courses taught by highly respected biblical scholars giving you a total of 28 hours of in-depth studies you can follow at your own pace. For added convenience, each course is broken into short segments, making it easy to watch any time on your smartphone or laptop. Here are the four courses…

It’s your last chance to snag up to 30% off on top Zondervan resources during June’s Publisher Spotlight sale! Zondervan discounts don’t come along too often, so make sure you check out the savings before it ends. Check out all the deals here, but especially: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old and New Testaments (14 vols.) – 30% Off Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, this collection brings together commentary features rarely gathered together in one volume. With careful discourse analysis and interpretation of the Hebrew and Greek text, the authors trace the flow of argument in each Bible…

Time’s running out to get Ecclesiastes, from the Word Bible Commentary series, for free. Every volume in the Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. And author Roland Murphy’s commentary on Ecclesiastes is no exception, delving into this sometimes perplexing book and studying its textual history, historical and sociological context, and place in Israel’s wisdom tradition. You can also get Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 3: Exodus for only $4.99. This volume explores Israel’s exhilarating liberation from Egypt in a new light through…

For just a few more days, May’s Free Book of the Month gives you an excellent resource to explore the different interpretations of the warning passages in Hebrews. In Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews, well-respected biblical scholars engage these critical passages using the four views format. This applicable work seeks to resolve the tension between the strong warnings against sin and the hope we have in Christ by wrestling with the difficult questions of apostasy, the security of salvation, and the intersection between the sovereignty of God and the free will of man. The clear exegetical arguments…

May is coming to an end—and with it your chance to save 40% on resources from Kregel Publications, our Publisher’s Spotlight for this month. Kregel consistently produces solidly biblical resources aimed to meet the spiritual needs of all Christians while also fulfilling the more theological and academic demands of pastors, scholars, and students. While there are many resources to check out, these featured collections will add richness and depth to your library with writings from some of the finest theologians in biblical, theological, and apologetic studies: Kregel Biblical Studies Collection, (8 vols.) – 41% Off. These commentaries and handbooks provide preachers and teachers…

It’s not too often you find single volumes of excellent commentaries at a really good price. And when top-ranked commentaries are 50% off, that’s when you know it’s time to stock up. For the past month, the top five commentary volumes for each book of the Bible, as rated on bestcommentaries.com, have been 50% off. But now is your last chance to take advantage of this opportunity. Here are four (of many) best-selling biblical and scholarly commentary series you can choose individual volumes from: 50% off: The New International Commentary on the Old Testament & The New International Commentary on…

Seminary and education can teach many things—how to study Scripture, teach it to others, and apply it to your life, for example. Yet one of the most important jobs of pastors and church leaders can’t be taught in a classroom. How do you care for God’s people in the most difficult times of their lives? How do you convey the peace and hope God gives? The featured product in April’s monthly sale is the Fortress Press collection for Pastoral Care and Counseling (19 vols.). The collection is 35% off through April 30, and addresses special topics you’ll encounter in your…

There are only a few more days left to get From Bondage to Liberty: The Gospel according to Moses, for free! The March Free Book of the Month focuses on the redemptive-historical aspects of Moses’ life and ministry as detailed in the books of Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. You’ll see how Moses, as mediator of the old covenant, is a precursor to Jesus Christ, the mediator of a new and better covenant. It’s written by Anthony Selvaggio, visiting professor at Ottawa Theological Hall and former visiting professor at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh. Plus, get A Theology of…

During March’s monthly sale, you’ll enjoy significant savings on a wide variety of resources—but the best deal is one you don’t want to miss. Get 35 volumes of top scholarship for 62% off The Library of New Testament Studies is one of the oldest and most important monograph series ever produced on the New Testament, and includes recent work from distinguished scholars such as Craig Evans, John Kloppenburg, and Urban C. von Wahlde, as well as a number of young scholars whose work is already powerfully influencing the field. And 2015 was a banner year, featuring an array of fascinating…