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

Posted in Afraid to die, Afterlife, Assurance, Christianity, D. A. Carson, End Times, Eschatology, Eternal life, Eternal security, Evil in the world, Fear of death, Final judgment, Future events, Hell, J. I. Packer, John R. W. Stott, John Stott, Rob Bell, Salvation | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Apologetics, Counseling, Disciple-making, Evangelism, Faith, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Hell, Rob Bell, Truth, Witness | 1 Comment

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 to … 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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Who will be in heaven?

To answer this question, we’ll have to move beyond cliches about those who “accept Jesus into their hearts.” Salvation cliches too often conceal an important truth that Jesus exposed.
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Rob Bell on Hell: what I expect

I’ve received a number of questions about Rob Bell’s forthcoming book, “Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.” The two main concerns have to do with those critiquing the book before its release and … Continue reading

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Hell — eternal in consequence or duration?

“Does hell exist? If so, who ends up there, and why?” These questions are the focus of the film “Hellbound?” (to be released this fall). “Featuring an eclectic group of authors, theologians, pastors, social commentators and musicians, “Hellbound?” is a … Continue reading

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