A Brief tour of Reformation Conditionalism (Part 2)

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{ A Brief Tour of Reformation Conditionalism  (Part 1) click here } The Zurich radicals didn’t elaborate, expound or theologically analyze the afterlife, but instead their views on personal eschatology were seen as bleeding through the pages of their letters and tracts because of their ecclesiastical eschatology. Their community mindedness formed their end-times view. A global, […]

A Brief tour of Reformation Conditionalism (Part 1)

When John Calvin wrote the Orléans draft of his first book, Psychopannychia, in 1534, one wonders how much direct exposure he had, if any, with the radical reformation wing of the Anabaptists.1  Calvin says that “pious persons invited and even urged” him to pick up his pen to refute “that absurd dogma” that he dearly […]

Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 3)

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{ Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 1) click here } { Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 2) click here } Calvin’s harsh pen was the mildest form of opposition the Anabaptists faced. Another Anabaptist rose to prominence; Menno Simons in the Netherlands. Under Menno the Anabaptists circled the wagons and unified […]

Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 2)

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By Lerman D’Eon { Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 1) click here } Grebel didn’t live to see the Refutation, nor his character referred to as “a shade, in mocking allusion to the doctrine of psychopannychism”1 having recently died of plague. Manz however, was undaunted. Imprisoned, he penned a hymn still in use […]

Soul Sleep of the Swiss Brethren (Part 1)

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During the period of Martin Luther’s challenges to the church, a somewhat parallel yet independent course of reform was taking place in Zurich. This Swiss Reformation led by Ulrich Zwingli was just as convinced as Luther that Scripture should take precedence over traditions, but how that worked itself out was very different. Both were strongly […]

Classical theology and conditional immortality

In Christian discussions about human nature and destiny, conditional immortality is still regarded by some people as a view without a home in historic Christian thought. They might expect us to appeal to emotion or to our sense of fairness and love, but they might not expect us to provide a robust biblical case, and […]

John Stott on hell | Annihilationism

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John Stott on hell: Emotionally, I find the concept [of eternal conscious torment] intolerable and do not understand how people can live with it without either cauterizing their feelings or cracking under the strain. But our emotions are a fluctuating, unreliable guide to truth and must not be exalted to the place of supreme authority […]

a podcast from Theopologetics Part 2

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Episode 55: Eternal Fire. Dr. Edward Fudge joins “Theopologetics” to discuss annihilation as an orthodox alternative to the traditional view of hell. This episode contains part 2 of the interview in which I present Edward with common traditionalist challenges to his view. Listen to episode 54, “Burn It Up,” in which we focus on Dr. Fudge’s book and the doctrine […]

a podcast from Theopologetics Part 1

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Episode 54: Burn It Up. Dr. Edward Fudge joins Theopologetics to discuss annihilation as an orthodox alternative to the traditional view of hell. This episode contains part 1 of the interview in which we focus on Dr. Fudge’s book and the doctrine of annihilationism or conditional immortality. Listen to episode 55, “Eternal Fire,” for part 2 in which […]

John Stott Has Died

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John Stott died on the 27th July aged 90 : http://www.johnstottmemorial.org/ Christianity Today http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/julyweb-only/john-stott-obit.html “An evangelical is a plain, ordinary Christian,” John Stott told Christianity Today in an October 2006 interview. From his conversion at Rugby secondary school in 1938 to his death in 2011 at 90 years old, Stott exemplified how extraordinary plain, ordinary Christianity can be. […]