Most evangelical christians believe that those people who are not saved before they die will be punished in hell forever. This view contends that the unsaved are resurrected to face divine judgment, just as Christians have always believed, but due to the fact that immortality is only given to those who are in Christ, the unsaved do not exist forever in hell.
Rethinking Hell: Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism #ad - Instead, they face the punishment of the "second death"-an end to their conscious existence. These readings will give thoughtful Christians strong evidence that there are indeed compelling reasons for rethinking hell.
The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment, Third EditionWipf & Stock Pub #ad - However, believers are increasingly questioning that understanding, as both unbiblical and inconsistent with the character of God revealed in the Scriptures and in the man Jesus Christ. This internationally acclaimed book--now fully updated, revised, and expanded--carefully examines the complete teaching of Scripture on the subject of final punishment.
According to the traditional view, that destiny will involve unending conscious torment in hell. It concludes that hell is a place of total annihilation, although the destructive process encompasses conscious torment of whatever sort, everlasting destruction, intensity, and duration God might require in each individual case.
The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment, Third Edition #ad - Evangelical christians affirm together that a dreadful destiny awaits those who reject God's grace throughout life.
Four Views on Hell: Second Edition Counterpoints: Bible and TheologyZondervan Academic #ad - Recent years have seen much controversy regarding hell: do we go to heaven or hell when we die? Or do we cease to exist? Are believers and unbelievers ultimately saved in the end?This second edition of Four Views on Hell, featuring all new contributors, highlights why the church still needs to wrestle with the doctrine of hell.
Zondervan. In the familiar counterpoints format, four leading scholars introduce us to the current views on eternal judgment, with particular attention being given to the new voices that have entered the debate. Contributors and views include:denny burk: eternal conscious tormentJohn Stackhouse: Annihilationism Conditional ImmortalityRobin Parry: Universalism Ultimate ReconciliationJerry Walls: PurgatoryGeneral editor Preston Sprinkle concludes the discussion by evaluating each view, noting significant points of exchange between the essayists.
Four Views on Hell: Second Edition Counterpoints: Bible and Theology #ad - The interactive nature of the volume allows the reader to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and come to an informed conclusion.
A Consuming Passion: Essays on Hell and Immortality in Honor of Edward FudgePickwick Publications #ad - Most christians believe people will live and suffer in hell forever, but Fudge defends a view known historically as "conditional immortality" He and a growing minority of Christians believe God will grant immortality only to those who meet the condition of being united with Christ on the Last Day, while those who do not will perish forever.
Although christians sharing fudge's view have defended it both before and after him, conditionalists today still point to The Fire That Consumes as the seminal treatment of the topic. This volume contains most of the essays presented at that conference, as a gift to Fudge for the tremendous impact he has had on them, and several others volunteered by conditionalists since then, and for the continued work he does for God's kingdom.
A Consuming Passion: Essays on Hell and Immortality in Honor of Edward Fudge #ad - This diverse collection of essays in honor of Edward William Fudge explores the topics of hell and immortality, for which Fudge has been widely known through his magnum opus, The Fire That Consumes. In july 2014, christians from around the world gathered at the inaugural Rethinking Hell conference, to celebrate Fudge's life and work and to discuss the nature of hell in an open and respectful forum.
Two Views of Hell: A Biblical & Theological Dialogue Spectrum Multiview BookIVP Academic #ad - Robert peterson defends the traditional view that those who do not have faith in Christ will suffer eternally in hell. Yet on some questions about hell disagreements arise. Evangelicals agree about this unhappy truth. Here is a dialogue that will inform and challenge those on both sides, while impressing on all the need for faithful proclamation of the gospel of deliverance from sin and death.
Some evangelicals believe the wicked will experience perpetual, conscious torment after death. Both make a case that their view is more consistent with Scripture and with the holy and just nature of a loving God. It is the fate of those who reject God. In addition, each author presents a rebuttal to the viewpoint of the other.
Two Views of Hell: A Biblical & Theological Dialogue Spectrum Multiview Book #ad - Edward fudge advocates the conditionalist perspective that after a period of suffering, the unfaithful will experience a complete extinguishing, or annihilation, of existence. Hell is real and terrible. In this book you will find an irenic yet frank debate between two evangelical theologians who present strong scriptural and theological evidence for and against each view.
. Others argue that the wicked will experience a limited period of conscious punishment and then they will cease to exist. Zondervan.
Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal PunishmentZondervan Academic #ad - Rarely mentioned anymore in the pulpit, it has faded through disuse among evangelicals and been attacked by liberal theologians. And it offers us a better understanding of the One who longs for all people to escape judgment and obtain eternal life through Jesus Christ. J. These examples offer some idea of this volume’s scope and thoroughness.
Hell may be under fire, but its own flames cannot be quenched by popular opinion. Albert Mohler Jr. Packer compares universalism with the traditional understanding of hell, Morgan does the same with annihilationism, and Sinclair Ferguson considers how the reality of hell ought to influence preaching. I. What does the old testament reveal about hell? what does paul the apostle have to say, what does Jesus, or the book of Revelation? Most important, the ultimate expression of God’s love, teach us about God’s wrath?Upholding the authority of Scripture, the different authors in Hell Under Fire explore a complex topic from various angles.
Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment #ad - The implications of the historic view of hell make the popular alternatives, annihilationism and universalism, seem extremely appealing. Today, a disturbing number of professing Christians question it as well. Provides a historical, theological, and cultural overview of “The Disappearance of Hell. Christopher morgan draws on the New Testament to offer three pictures of hell as punishment, destruction, and banishment.
The Foundation of Augustinian-CalvinismIndependently published #ad - Wilson presents his extensive research on free will in ancient and early Christian thought in a shorter and more accessible format with translations of the ancient and modern foreign languages in plain English. Augustine's early and later writings and shows how the ideas presented in Augustine's later writings became the foundation for modern Calvinist Reformed theology, also known as Augustinian-Calvinism.
Finally, Dr. He then guides his readers through the writings of the earliest Christian authors who wrote on free will. Dr. Wilson's book is ground-breaking and thought-provoking, and indispensable for every serious student of hugely influential core aspects of Augustine's thought. Professor karla Pollman, University of Bristol on Dr.
The Foundation of Augustinian-Calvinism #ad - With a new audience in mind, Dr. Wilson's "ground-breaking" doctoral thesis at the university of Oxford which was published by Mohr Siebeck in 2018 as "Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to 'Non-free Free Will': A Comprehensive Methodology". This book summarizes Dr. Ken wilson's "Augustine's Conversion".
Wilson first provides readers with essential background information on free will in the ancient philosophies and religions of Stoicism, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism, and Manichaeism. Zondervan.
That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal SalvationYale University Press #ad - On the basis of the earliest christian writings, he is the savior of all, scripture, Hart argues that if God is the good creator of all, theological tradition, and logic, without fail. And if he is not the savior of all, the Kingdom is only a dream, and creation something considerably worse than a nightmare.
In this momentous book, david bentley Hart makes the case that nearly two millennia of dogmatic tradition have misled readers on the crucial matter of universal salvation. A stunning reexamination of one of the essential tenets of christian belief from one of the most provocative and admired writers on religion today The great fourth‑century church father Basil of Caesarea once observed that, most Christians believed that hell was not everlasting, in his time, and that all would eventually attain salvation.
That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation #ad - . Zondervan. There is no such thing as eternal damnation; all will be saved. But it is not so. But today, this view is no longer prevalent within Christian communities. With great rhetorical power, and emotional range, wit, Hart offers a new perspective on one of Christianity’s most important themes.
The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's CrucifixionHarperOne #ad - Zondervan. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs as he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope. The day the revolution began offers a grand picture of jesus’ sacrifice and its full significance for the Christian faith, inspiring believers with a renewed sense of mission, purpose, and hope, and reminding them of the crucial role the Christian faith must play in protecting and shaping the future of the world.
Wright argues that jesus’ crucifixion must be understood within the much larger story of God’s purposes to bring heaven and earth together. S. The renowned scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author widely considered to be the heir to C. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus’ death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins; it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation—a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God’s creation.
The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion #ad - Lewis contemplates the central event at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus’ crucifixion—arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in transforming our understanding of its meaning. In the day the Revolution Began, N. T.
Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead?: The Witness of the New TestamentWipf & Stock Pub #ad - Immortality of the soul or Resurrection of the Dead?: The Witness of the New. Zondervan.
The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of the Final PunishmentOpen Road Distribution #ad - An evangelical Book Club Selection. According to the traditional majority view, that destiny will involve everlasting conscious torment in Hell. This internationally-acclaimed book investigates the whole teaching of Scripture on the topic of final punishment, and concludes that Hell will involve the irreversible destruction of body and soul, leaving room for whatever degree of conscious torment God justly decrees in any individual case.
However, believers are increasingly questioning the traditional view, finding it unbiblical and inconsistent with God’s own character. Evangelical christians agree that a dreadful destiny awaits those who reject God’s presence now. Zondervan.