Taking a Stand

(Devotions for CIANZ Conference 15/7/17 ) Reading: Acts 17:22-23, 28-34 “Taking a Stand.”  Today’s “Rethinking Hell” Conference is subtitled, “The Unfinished Business of the Reformation.”  It’s a great title and CIANZ is very grateful to Peter Grice, Chris Date and other speakers for bringing their papers today.  I hope we can all get to hear […]

Limited to the visible

A study of the Law and Prophets in the Old Testament has shown that the normal, usual meaning of the Hebrew words shamayim and erets is the sky above and the land beneath.  The popular concept of heaven as the place where God lives is almost entirely absent – at least it does not fit […]

From Death to Life Issue 73 June 2017

From Death to Life Issue 73 June 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   Related posts: No related posts.

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 […]