Should we modify conditional immortality?

In a recent article on the Advent Christian Voices blog,1 Corey McLaughlin examines conditionalists’ treatment of Revelation 20:7-10 and concludes that our exegesis of that text has been “poor”, and based on “logic stretched thin.” He suggests that our problem is that we are trying to make Revelation 20 say that the lake of fire […]

Edward Fudge on the Eric Metaxas Show

Edward Fudge writes Recently I was invited to be the guest for an hour on the Eric Metaxas radio talk show, broadcast nationwide. The interview aired yesterday, Wednesday, April 19, in the second hour. Eric was kind, courteous, and sincerely interested in the topic. He was also well-prepared, asked me about Hell and Mr. Fudge movie, and […]

How Important Is Conditional Immortality?

Introduction to how important is conditional immortality In discussing any topic (theological or otherwise) in a presentation of this sort, and of this length, certain assumptions must be made. (If this were a paper in the field of mathematics, these assumptions might be called “postulates” — in the field of jurisprudence, they are known as […]

attention, witnesses!

In his commentary on Isaiah 1-39, Marvin A Sweeney explains the purpose of the call to attention formula as it appears in the writings of the Old Testament. “The CALL TO ATTENTION formula is a typical means for a public presentation or address and functions in a variety of contexts. Here it is addressed to […]

Hell No! | Part 7(a) – Hell in the Old Testament

{An extract from  “Hell No!” by Michael Bieleski} { Hell No! (Part 6(b) – Hell and the Garden) click here } Hell in the Old Testament The Old Testament was consistently concerned with the mortality of man. The death of man was generally seen as the complete end of his existence. There was no teaching […]

From Death to Life Issue 72

From Death to Life Issue 72 March 2017  is available online now. You can read it below or by downloading the full pdf linked: From Death to Life Issue 72 March 2017 [gview file=”http://www.afterlife.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FDTL.72.Mar-2017-website.pdf”]                     Related posts: No related posts.

wading through the “simplicity”

My last hike with my wife turned out to be a bit of a struggle. We waded through tall grass that tended to cling to our legs and slowed us down.  We had planned on a short day hike, but did not expect to have to fight for each step. That hike reminds me of […]

Hell No! | Part 6(b) – Hell and the Garden

[An extract from the latest book “Hell No!” by Michael Bieleski] { Hell No! (Part 6(a) – Hell and the Garden) click here } { Hell No! (Part 7(a) – Hell in the Old Testament) click here } There are certain passages that have been used to support the idea of an immortal soul. Amongst these […]

Tough times and Christian discipleship

People who dare to call themselves disciples of Christ believe that God loves them, and that God has (to cite one of the “spiritual laws”) a wonderful plan for their lives. But, back here on planet reality, it does not always seem that way. Sometimes despite our faith in God’s love and his plan, our […]

Tough times and Christian faith

Tough times have a way of changing us, and not always for the better.  One of the reasons I decided to write this series of articles is I just needed to remind myself why Christians go through tough times. I know that the Bible gives some good answers to that question, but when you are […]