Jefferson Vann invites Afterlife readers to read more about one of twelve core texts of conditionalism: 1 Timothy 6:15-161 Timothy 6:15-16 is one of the twelve core texts of conditionalism that my wife and I covered in our “gift of life” seminar.Here is the text in context:13 I charge you before God who gives life to all things and Christ Jesus who made his good … [Read more...]
Exploring Conditional Immortality
Here are the archive of articles exploring 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.
Articles in this subcategory are key entries which explain conditional immortality as a theological position, and deal with key texts given as evidence for the view.
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...]
Many believers today want to help their unchristian friends make a decision to follow Jesus Christ. But, how do they do that? They will be tempted to just say the same thing that someone said to them. But what if they were led to Christ by the wrong method? Sure, their faith is genuine, and their commitment to Christ cannot be questioned, but was the approach that someone used … [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...]
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...]