the purpose of hell

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In this audio file, I discuss what the final punishment is for, and what it is not for.         Related posts: God’s mouse CIANZ Conference 2015: LIVING WELL as a conditionalist Questions and Answers about Immortality Jefferson Vann Erasing Hell: Podcast at Rethinking Hell with Dr. Preston

God’s mouse

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In this audio file, I tell a funny story, and talk about a subject that is not funny: God’s wrath.           Related posts: CIANZ Conference 2015: LIVING WELL as a conditionalist what little boys are made of not a better place Questions and Answers about Immortality Jefferson Vann

IMMORTALITY IS CONDITIONAL

sheol

A sister from an independent Christian church in Idaho writes: “You mentioned a book you co-authored on the subject of final punishment, your part being to present the biblical case for conditional immortality. What exactly do you mean by ‘conditional immortality?’ “ * * * Part 1 “Immortality” means deathlessness, and anyone who is “immortal” […]

The End of the Wicked (Part 2)

immortality

{An extract from Chapter 7, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { The End of the Wicked (Part 1) click here} The End of the Wicked This theme of destruction for the wicked also finds its expression in various Hebrew words, which provide the nuance of meaning to the English word destroy. For example, the word Shamad […]

everlasting

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In this audio file I compare three views of hell, and talk about the meaning of the Greek adjective aionios.       Everlasting There are basically three views of final punishment debated among Christians. Two groups believe that God has created everyone with immortal souls. One group believes that in hell, God will keep […]

Life Death and Destiny | THE FINAL STATE (Part 3C)

rich man and lazarus

( From Chapter Six (Part 3C – The Final State ): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) { The Final State (Part 3A) click here} { The Final State (Part 3B) click here} THE FINAL STATE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED (c) Literal Destruction. It is often supposed that this view is merely an attempt […]

in good hands

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What does it mean to commit your spirit into God’s hands when you are dying?           In Good Hands Last session I mentioned that I had just come from a friend’s funeral, and the preacher watched his language and did not stray away from the Bible when he talked about my […]

watch your language

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I said goodbye to a friend today, and I’m glad they watched their language at his funeral.         Watch your language I said good bye to a friend today. And I heard a good solid biblical message at his funeral about the coming resurrection. The preacher said that my friend was asleep. […]

Does it Matter?

Eternal Consequences

Someone once asked me…. “Does it matter?” He was referring to conditional immortality. Is this an issue of personal preference or an essential and important doctrinal issue? Certainly, some are not happy with the concept of conditional immortality even though it is rapidly gaining interest amongst some evangelicals. To answer this question we have to […]

The End of the Wicked (Part 1)

What Happens when we die?

{An extract from Chapter 7, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { An Intermediate State? (Part 4) click here} The End of the Wicked Scripture seems to emphasise the mortal nature of human beings, who totally depend on God to raise them from the dead if they are to live after dying. As previously stated, […]