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The Eternal Purpose of God: An Interpretive Lens

When we consider ultimate questions, everyone has a starting place. Popular options include tradition, experience, preferences, and feelings. Others start with the Bible, but with all of the issues the Bible addresses, what should be considered foundational? The good editors at the Conditional Immortality Association of New Zealand graciously posted my latest paper as a ...

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A Christian’s Apology To Atheists

Dear Unbelieving Friend, I’m writing to apologize to you. My fellow Christians and I have misrepresented the Bible to you and shared a false message. In so doing, we have kept you from knowing the God who made you. Our most serious failure is our traditional doctrine that after death, people who don’t follow Christ ...

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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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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 ...