Category Archives: Hell

Top 5 Arguments against eternal punishment

Most people know that the Bible doesn’t describe a pleasant end for those who reject God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. But what type of judgment falls on them? Continue reading

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I have become increasingly uncomfortable answering difficult questions isolated from the necessary context surrounding them. Consider, for example, the questions being asked about the nature of hell in an upcoming documentary “Hellbound?“ Without revealing his personal views, Kevin Miller explores different … Continue reading

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How to picture Hell and Heaven

  “We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment” (C. S. Lewis, The … Continue reading

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5 points for answering tough questions

 When asked difficult or controversial questions, it’s important to consider the wider context of the question before offering an answer. This is especially important since most people only have fragmentary knowledge about the Bible. They also tend to hold misguided … Continue reading

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5 point plan for answering hard questions

  I don’t think it’s wise to offer answers to difficult questions about the gospel without the contexts provided for them in Scripture. We can no longer assume a background of biblical knowledge with most Americans. We must assume (at … Continue reading

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Ignoring the North Star

  Solomon: “Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you … Continue reading

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A Case For Hell (New York Times)

by Op-ed Columnist, ROSS DOUTHAT New York Times, April 24, 2011 See also my post: Rob Bell on Hell: what I expect

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