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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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: Chapter 1 – The Historical Development of the Doctrine of Hell

The doctrine of Hell has been a particularly controversial doctrine as of late, but has it always been as controversial as we find it today? For the first step in our theological investigation as to the Biblical doctrine of Hell we need to look at Church history. We need to ask; how have Christians thought … Continue reading The Comprehensive and Eternal Retributive View of Hell: Chapter 1 – The Historical Development of the 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