Hell is an apologetics concern

This is a talk that I had the pleasure of giving to Reasonable Faith in Los Angeles in July 2014. I’m grateful to my host Chris Sandoval, and especially to the generous folks at the Conditional Immortality Association here in New Zealand who got me there. In short. The traditional doctrine of hell is a real concern […]

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 […]

The Point of Hell

Edward Fudge

Evangelical Christians around the world are rethinking the traditional doctrine of hell as unending conscious torment, and a number of the most-respected Bible scholars, teachers and preachers have publicly stated that they do not believe that the traditional view is biblical. For more on that, visit my website at www.EdwardFudge.com/written/fire.html for a variety of multimedia […]

Where is Hell?


Where is hell? The most popular suggestion is that it is at the centre of the earth. (It certainly is hot down there). According to wikipedia: It’s in Norway. Hell is a village in Stjørdal, Norway with a population of 352. It has become a minor tourist attraction because of its name, since people like […]

The Fire That Consumes


A Book Review by Pastor Warren Prestidge {From Life to Death Issue 4 , 1996} The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment By  Edward W. Fudge It is encouraging to read a very positive review of Fudge’s book, The Fire That Consumes, in the latest issue of […]

From The President’s Desk Issue 2


This is Carl Josephson’s Editorial from the Issue 2  “From Death to Life” Magazine. Tragedy struck a young friend of ours recently. Her father died suddenly and unexpectedly. She has a faith in the risen Lord Jesus Christ, as does her mother, but her father…? Well, he showed little interest in Christianity. Our friend wants […]

What is the Fate of the Wicked? (Audio)


There is a “Far Side” cartoon titled Nerds In Hell, where there are a few devils pictured, some flames, some sweaty folks, and two nerds in glasses, one of whom says to the other: “Hot enough for ya?”. It says nothing about the Biblical view of hell but much about hell in popular culture. Here […]

Hell Houses?


This is my Editorial from the latest “From Death to Life” Magazine. I have received quite a few comments about it and am putting it up as a blog post for those who haven’t downloaded the mag yet. While reading on the internet the other day, I stumbled across the concept of “Hell Houses”. A […]

The Second Death

the second death

In thinking about the second death consider the following: Were the Old Testament sacrifices a picture of God’s wrath against sin? And were the sacrifices tormented or killed? Does the Law reveal God’s standard of justice? There are many crimes in the Law for which the punishment is death, are there any crimes for which […]

The Worm and the Fire (Mark 9:43-48).


Do not Jesus’ words about the possibility of going into Gehenna, “where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched” show that hell is a place of unending conscious torment? (Mark 9:43-48). Before jumping to conclusions, however, the following facts must be taken into account: 1. Jesus is quoting from Isaiah chapter […]