This article functions against the background of the so-called Lordship salvation debate among evangelicals in the USA. Blomberg argues that the New Testament nowhere supports the notion that believers will be distinguished one from another for all eternity on the basis of their works as Christians.
How does a historian need to view supernatural events or miracles? This article argues for the historicity of the miracles and surveys some of the difficult passages in this regard: Mark 4:35-41, Mark 6:32-44, Mark 11:12-14, and John 2:1-11. Blomberg also asks the question whether Matthew 17:27 functions as a pure metaphor.