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 […]

The End of the Wicked (Part 2)

{An extract from Chapter 7, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { The End of the Wicked (Part 1) click here} { The End of the Wicked (Part 3) click here} The End of the Wicked This theme of destruction for the wicked also finds its expression in various Hebrew words, which provide the nuance of […]

Does Conditional Immortality Matter ?

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)

{An extract from Chapter 7, from  A Biblical Anthropology by Michael Bieleski.} { An Intermediate State? (Part 4) click here} { The End of the Wicked (Part 2) 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 […]

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 […]

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

( From Chapter Six (Part 3A – The Final State ): The Judgment of God from Life, Death and Destiny) THE FINAL STATE OF THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED In essence, there is little debate amongst Christians over the final state of those who are saved: they will enjoy everlasting, bodily (resurrected) life in communion with God and […]