In a recent article on the Advent Christian Voices blog, ((https://www.adventchristianvoices.com/blog/2017/5/23/revelation-2110a-devil-of-a-dilemma-for-advent-christians)) 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 … [Read more...]
Articles about Conditional Immortality
Discussing the belief that human beings are mortal, and can only receive immortality on the condition that God gives it to them as a gift through faith in Jesus Christ.
(Companion article series to presentation at CIANZ Conference 2016 entitled - How Conditional Immortality Succeeds) The shape of global Christianity is changing. For decades, its longstanding influence upon Western culture has been in sharp decline, and now we have entered the so-called “post-Christian” era. Christianity used to be part of the cultural furniture. … [Read more...]
In critiquing the traditional view of hell, as eternal conscious torment, conditionalists often reject it for failing to take into account the “face value” reading of Scripture. Instead of interpreting the passages referring to final punishment in light of these presuppositions, the conditionalist simply wishes to read them as to meaning what they say- when it says destroy, it … [Read more...]
There are some problems inherent in asking about how we should live out the things we believe. First, we are not all going to come to the same conclusions about how our theology should be worked out practically. The fact that we affirm – more or less – the same theological truths does not mean that we will come to the same conclusions as to how those truths should be … [Read more...]
I once came across a rather indignant and unhappy person denouncing the conditional immortality on a Youtube video. This response raises the question; what is wrong with the message of conditional immortality? According to the Bible, only God has immortality (( 1 Timothy 6:16 )) and Jesus came to grant immortality through the Gospel. (( 2 Timothy 1:10 )) In other words, man … [Read more...]