We begin with a view by J.P. Moreland on Annihilationism, which I disagree with based on Scripture. I will reply to his view, followed by my dealing with the subject of Annihilationism thereafter in much greater detail. Explore the Biblical concept of Annihilationism. Does Scripture really teach that the wicked will suffer eternal torment, or does it point to their ultimate destruction? This article dives deep into the verses often cited to argue for eternal hellfire, offering a scholarly perspective grounded in the objective Historical-Grammatical method of interpretation.
Matthew 5:29 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 29 If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for one of your members to be lost to you than for your whole body to be thrown into Gehenna. Matthew 13:21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 21 Yet he has no root in himself... Continue Reading →
All of us have lost a loved one to this force to be reckoned with, and it is only a matter of time before we have to face the greatest enemy humankind has ever known, death! However, we have been given a hope that is as great as the penalty that we are under. We... Continue Reading →
10 In just a little while, the wicked will be no more;
though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there.
The wicked in the Bible is the absence of good. This person is often one who is involved in profound wickedness.
What did Jesus mean in the above text when he said people would be ‘thrown into hell?’ How are we to understand “the eternal fire” that Jesus warned us about, is it literal or symbolic? What did Jesus really teach about hell? What does the Bible really say?
Why did God withhold knowledge of eternal hellfire from Adam? Satan told Eve, “For God knows that when you eat of [the tree of knowledge] your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Was Satan right, was God withhold knowledge of eternal hellfire from Adam and Eve?
Why did God warn Adam about death but not eternal hellfire? Is it justice, was God righteous for withholding eternal hellfire from Adam? Was God lying to Adam when he told Adam, “if you eat from the tree in the day that you eat from it you shall surely die”?
It is worth noting that the doctrine of hellfire, like all other aspects of the Christian faith, should be understood within the broader context of God's character as a loving and merciful God and what the Bible authors meant by the words that they used. While the Bible does speak about the reality of hell (Hades, Sheol, Gehenna, Tartarus and the punishment (eternal destruction) that will be inflicted on those who are condemned to it, it also emphasizes the fact that God is willing to forgive sin and to restore a right relationship with those who turn to him in repentance and faith.