Category: Theology

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Update on the Hell and Mr. Fudge Movie

A kind reader, Chuck, asked for an update about the upcoming movie based on Edward Fudge’s study of the scriptures and the Biblical teaching on hell. It looks like the best place to find updates is Facebook. You can ‘like’ the Hell and Mr. Fudge movie at this link, and follow their updates on that ...

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Hell and Mr. Fudge, Wow!

I was thrilled to learn of the new movie on the life and teachings of Edward Fudge called Hell and Mr. Fudge. Fudge is the scholar who wrote the critically important book, The Fire That Consumes. His book is the most comprehensive work on what the Bible teaches on Hell and final judgment that I ...

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Is God So Holy That Sinners Deserve Endless Conscious Punishing?

Many of my fellow Christians accept the traditional view of hell because they believe that God’s sense of justice is so superior that we cannot understand why it is right for Him to punish unredeemed sinners for an endless eternity. Rightly, they agree with scriptures that affirm that God’s ways are not our ways. Isaiah ...

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When the Defense of Orthdoxy Becomes Idolatry

Many American Christian leaders spend a great deal of time “defending orthodoxy.” They have a list of the things that Christians must believe, and they draw lines between who is orthodox and who is not. There is no doubt the Bible teaches that some things are very important and must be upheld. However, our list ...

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Why Challenge The Doctrine Of An Endless Hell?

You may wonder why it is important to discuss an unpleasant subject like Hell. Certainly there are more positive things we could talk about? I couldn’t agree more. Surely topics like Love, Heaven, Faith, Trust, and Goodness are much more pleasant. However, I think that the fact that many people believe that God is going ...

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Rob Bell Asks Good Questions

In his latest book, Love Wins, Rob Bell asks some important questions about the nature of hell. Bell Asks: Does God punish people for thousands of years with infinite, eternal torment for things they did in their few finite years of life? Unfortunately, the response of well-meaning, orthodox Christians has not always been constructive. They ...