2 Thessalonians and Hell: Separation From or Wrath Coming Forth From God?

Is Hell eternal seperation from God or the experience of wrath pouring forth from God for an eternity? Those who argue for the former often appeal to 2 Thessalonians 1:9. In a paper I recently posted on academia.edu, I argue that the best reading of the Greek preposition apo ("away from") in this verse is … Continue reading 2 Thessalonians and Hell: Separation From or Wrath Coming Forth From God?

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Limited Atonement and the Preaching of the Gospel

"The faith which is enjoined and commanded in the gospel hath divers several acts and different degrees, [this consideration is incredibly useful for addressing the challenge that Particular Redemption impedes preaching of the Gospel; it is false that the first thing that people are to believe is that Christ died for them a particularly and … Continue reading Limited Atonement and the Preaching of the Gospel

The Comprehensive and Eternal Retributive View of Hell: Chapter 3 – The Systematic Doctrine of Hell

The first step in our theological investigation, our examination of the doctrine of Hell throughout Church History, revealed three major views that have existed in the Church and still exist today: Annihilationism, Universalism, and the Historical view (within which there exists a literal understanding of the fire and other imagery of Hell, or a Metaphorical … Continue reading The Comprehensive and Eternal Retributive View of Hell: Chapter 3 – The Systematic Doctrine of Hell

The Comprehensive and Eternal Retributive View of Hell: Introduction

What happens after we die? This question has been on the lips of people for millennia. In our day, where Postmodern and Secular philosophies reign, the question is often answered with a denial of an existence after death. After we die our physical bodies decompose and that is the end of it. With this understanding … Continue reading The Comprehensive and Eternal Retributive View of Hell: Introduction

A review of Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan and Mark Beuving

This a really well written book. Chan is clear from the beginning that this is not a book that is simply meant to be read; it is meant to be used. It is primarily a tool for discipleship. It walks the reader through the biblical call for discipleship and gives an overview of God's work … Continue reading A review of Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan and Mark Beuving