Life Death and Destiny | ETERNAL DESTRUCTION (Part 2)

(From Chapter Seven (Part 1A – The Final State): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) { Eternal Destruction (Part 1) click here } ETERNAL DESTRUCTION What Jesus accomplished on the cross was “a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people”.1 And this was through His death “once for all”,2 certainly not through any committal […]

Life Death and Destiny | ETERNAL DESTRUCTION (Part 1)

(From Chapter Seven (Part 1A – The Final State): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) { The Final State (Part 3C) click here } { Eternal Destruction (Part 2) click here } ETERNAL DESTRUCTION In the Bible, the final state of those who reject God is described in a variety of ways. However, all of these amount […]

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

(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 } { Eternal Destruction (Part 1) click here } THE FINAL STATE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED (c) Literal Destruction. It is often supposed […]

wrong about hell

In this audio file, I respond to those who assert that conditionalists are wrong about hell.       Wrong about hell Today I want to respond to some of the criticisms we conditionalists get when we dare to assert that hell will eventually come to an end. The universalists say we are wrong about […]

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

( 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 […]

A Conditionalist Word List

Abaddon   – A Hebrew word for destruction.  It is used in parallels for both Sheol (the intermediate state) and Qever (the grave).  Both are places of destruction, not life.  Job 26:6; 28:22; 31:12; Psa. 88:11; Prov. 15:11; 27:20.  The name of the angel of the bottomless pit (Rev. 9:11). abyss  –  A Greek work for […]

Final punishment by God

Hell is Permanent Travis Allen, director of Internet Ministry for Grace to You, recently posted an article entitled “Is Hell Really Endless?” Allen’s article defends the concept that  is a process that will never end. Allen rejects the view he calls Annihilationism, which is “a denial of the endlessness of hell.”1 We reject the concept of an endless […]

Hell Under Fire Part 2

Part 1 of Review of Hell Under Fire Part 3 of Review of Hell Under Fire Why is Universalism so commonly held today even among mainstream Christians? Or, if they don’t actually advocate Universalism, why do so many Christians today, including so many Christian pastors and teachers, pretty much avoid the whole subject of final […]

History of Hell | Justin Martyr, God’s Philosopher – Part 3

What the early church really believed about the immortality of the soul, “hellfire” and its relevance to today, from the life of Justin Martyr — An address delivered to the CIANZ Annual Conference, May 2009. Loose Lips? Justin speaks in various ways of the evildoers’ “punishment in eternal fire” and of “eternal punishment”.1  He says […]

Book Review- Two Views of Hell: A Biblical and Theological Dialogue

{From “From Death To Life” Issue 18} Two Views of Hell: A Biblical and Theological Dialogue By Edward William Fudge and Robert A. Peterson. Reviewed by Carl Josephson This book was published by InterVarsity Press this year not long before Edward Fudge came to New Zealand. By giving equal space to the conditionalist and traditionalist […]