Here are the three major views of hell held by Christians throughout the past 2,000 years. Universal salvation – All will eventually be saved in Christ. In order for all to be saved, some must go through a painful purification process after death. This view was held by two early church fathers—Clement of Alexandria (AD […]
Is “hell” in the Bible? In this post, I will seek to answer that question by doing a keyword search for the word hell. I know word searches have their limitations because concepts can be conveyed with more than one word. But word searches still have value, especially as a starting point for further research. […]
Here’s my first attempt at creating a piktochart. I’ve used information from previous blog posts on the topic of universal salvation.
Do all roads lead to the same place? In the end, will everyone be saved? I’ve written one blog post on the view known as annihilationism or conditionalism, which asserts that after being justly punished, some will cease to exist. In this post I will explain the view called universalism, and in particular Christian universalism. […]
In the past thirty years the doctrine of hell has been the subject of much controversy. The dominant historic Christian view is that hell is a place of eternal conscious torment for rebellious, unbelieving humans (and demons and Satan). Notice that there are five necessary elements to the traditional view of hell: a place in […]
I’m upset. How could I have been reading the Bible for so long and missed something so obvious? I think I know how. I read Protestant commentaries. Some of those commentaries are especially good at listing various interpretations of a passage but never coming to a decisive conclusion. The passage I’m talking about is 1 […]