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The following links are either to sites that I have found very helpful in one way or another, (enough for
me to support them with a link here), or they belong to those I have corresponded with that, in some
areas, have similar beliefs as myself, some of whom I personally know.
The list is quite selective, but some of these sites have pages supplying numerous links to many other
good sites and various resources. I've added some thoughts and comments where appropriate. As much
as I don't like 'labels' I've tried to group the links into categories for convenience. See my Prophetic
Plan section above for links relating to Biblical Eschatology/Prophecy.
Of course, I do not necessarily accept everything taught on these sites, and there is a mixture of
various doctrinal viewpoints. For many years, I accepted the doctrine of Biblical Universalism (aka
Universal Reconciliation) and my own site was largely centered around this view. Since around January
2013 (although the process was going on months before that), I have arrived at the conclusion that I
can no longer teach the doctrine of dogmatic Universalism, as I no longer believe this view to be
biblically correct. To understand my reasons for this change, see newer articles in the section The Big
Questions. I have still devoted a section to Biblical Universalism below listing some sites of interest.
So I leave it up to you, the 'searcher,' to discern for yourself as to what you accept as truth. Hopefully,
there's a broad spectrum of material here on a variety of subjects to cause one to think bigger!
The Riddleblog - Dr Kim Riddlebarger. Some good resources from the Reformed Covenant Theology
perspective, with a focus on Eschatology (Last Days). I would agree with a large portion of Kim's teaching. I
would recommend his book A Case For Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times. I would also recommend
the book that Riddlebarger often quotes from - The Bible and the Future by the late Anthony Hoekema.
Publishers of the Concordant Literal New Testament. Though
I was greatly influenced by the teachings of A. E. Knoch
and the CPC for a time, I no longer accept their general
viewpoint. The Concordant translation though is still a
helpful tool for Bible study.
Reformed Covenant Theology (widely speaking!)
A Short History of Universal Reconciliation by Dr Stephen E. Jones
I met Stephen a few times and visited his home when he was living near Seattle during my visits to the US in
1995-96. He has been blessed with much knowledge and understanding, especially concerning the Divine Law
and Typology. He leans very heavily toward the beliefs of Israel Identity/Manifest Sons/Universal Restoration
(though I hate putting people in boxes and giving them labels - sorry Stephen!). I greatly value his knowledge
and insight, even though fundamentally, I do not accept all of his views.
The Judgments of the Divine Law by Dr Stephen E. Jones - This short book holds the view that God's Kingdom
will bring about Universal Restoration in accordance with God's righteousness and love. Included is a very
useful chapter looking at the views of some of the 'Early Church Fathers' on human destiny.
Stephen Sizer - I came across Stephen's site in March 2008. He is becoming well known for his strong stance
against Christian Zionism and the system of Dispensationalism. I was excited to discover that my own findings
and beliefs in recent years, and my eventual rejection of Dispensationalism, reflected in my revised writings,
were confirmed by what I read in Stephen's articles. My views are very much in accord with Stephen's
teaching. I would highly recommend his book Zion's Christian Soldiers? The Bible, Israel and the Church.
The Struggle for the Birthright - This is an online book by Dr Stephen E. Jones available on his website God's
Kingdom Ministries. This book contains a lot of historical and spiritual information concerning the descendants
of Jacob and Esau, and the roots of modern Zionism and the State of Israel.
Metro Ministries - The incredible work of Bill Wilson amongst the poor children of New York and other areas of
Release International: The Voice of the Persecuted Church - A UK based Christian charity that supports
persecuted Christians from around the world. One of the main acts of monetary giving in the Early Church
was supporting fellow believers in genuine need, particularly due to persecution.
Stepping Stones Nigeria - A UK based charity (now called Safe Child Africa) helping the persecuted children
of Africa, particularly those branded as witches by 'pastors' and shamans. This organisation is not overtly
Christian, but ironically they are doing the work of Jesus by helping the poor and oppressed - those being,
shockingly, the innocent children abused by 'christian' pastors and their flock!
N. T. Wright Resource Page - Numerous resources relating to Tom Wright, one of the world's leading biblical
scholars who is now Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity,
University of St Andrews in Scotland. From what I've heard or read of his work so far, I am very much in
agreement with his views on many biblical subjects.
The Gospel & Human Destiny
Francis Chan - His book Erasing Hell overall
presents a scripturally-balanced view on
human destiny, though I don't agree with his
Bible-Researcher - Resources on the
traditional doctrine of Hell & other views
such as Annihilationism
Last Updated: 01/12/2016
Edward Fudge - Author of The Fire That Consumes
that presents the teaching of Conditional
Immortality/Annihilationism. This is the view I
Dr. Michael S. Heiser - Biblical scholar specialising in ancient Near Eastern culture. A wealth of fascinating info
on many important topics, particularly his insight into the Genesis creation texts, the heavenly Divine Council of
the Elohim, & Jewish Binatarianism.