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, […]

Life Death and Destiny | THE FINAL STATE

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( From Chapter Six (Part 3B – The Final State ): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) { The Final State (Part 3A) click here} THE FINAL STATE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED (b) Everlasting suffering. The most common view, at least since the great Augustine of Hippo,1 has been that the wicked will suffer […]

the evolution of the afterlife

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In this audio file, I talk about how Dinesh D’Souza says the Christian doctrine of the afterlife evolved!         The evolution of the afterlife In his book, Life After Death: The Evidence, apologist Dinesh D’Souza claims that the Christian doctrine of the afterlife just kind of evolved. He said that at first, […]

Video from the Rethinking Hell Conference 2015

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Allison Quient – Justification and Life for All? A Response to Universalist Exegesis of Rom 5:12-21 Laura Robinson – Hell Is For Christians? Eternal Judgment as a Unique Emphasis in Matthew Peter Hiett – How One Biblical Annihilationist Became a Biblical Universalist Daniel Sinclair – A Philosophical Case for Conditional Immortality (Slides and Audio) Greg […]

you two point oh

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In this audio file, I show from 1 Corinthians 15 that without the future resurrection, the gospel message is incomplete.       you two point oh There’s going to be another you, a you after this you – a you two point oh. One of the fundamental truths that we Christians believe is that […]

resurrection makes sense

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In this audio file, I explain why the promise of resurrection makes sense, because that is what we really need: not survival in a disembodied state.     Resurrection makes sense Conditionalists believe that death is a reality because everyone was in Adam when God warned Adam not to eat of the forbidden tree. That […]

what the dead really know

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In this audio file, I counter John Gill’s ridiculous assertion that dead people know more than living people do.   What do the dead know? In his Exposition of the Bible, John Gill gives us a long list of things that people know after they are dead. He says that when people die, their knowledge “is […]

sorry, Socrates!

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In this audio file, I imagine going back in time, and setting Socrates straight about what happens at death.       Is Death better? sorry, Socrates! I wish I could travel back in time. I’d like to go back to the time of the Greek philosopher, Socrates. I would pretend to be one of […]

sheol in the ground

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In this audio file, I describe what the Old Testament saints believed about sheol: the intermediate state between death and resurrection.       Sheol in the ground The vast majority of biblical references to the intermediate state are in the Old Testament. This makes sense because it was the saints in the Old Testament who […]