This article reviews what the Lord Jesus taught about hell.
Will this earth be thrown on the scrap heap? This article looks at creation, redemption and consummation, and the relation of this world and the new heaven and earth. The author also discusses the curse on the earth, and the fall of creation and the work of Jesus Christ. Romans 8:18-25 is an important passage in this article.
This article discusses three pictures that the Bible offers which describe what heaven is all about.
Hell speaks about the reality of God's holiness and justice. Understanding the logic of hell, we are enabled to grasp the immensity of God's love. This has two implications for the church.
What makes the New Jerusalem so marvellous? This article shows that it is the presence of God, particularly his life, love, and light.
Is hell real? Hell exists because God is holy.
This article considers why God sends people to hell, and why Christ is the only way to God.
This is the second article in a series on heaven. The fact that Christians are raised with Christ means setting our minds in heaven where Christ is. This article shows that heaven is a glorious place because the Father is there. Heaven is a real place where Christ rules.
This article provides five reasons why ministers should preach on hell.
This article shows that some objections to the doctrine of God sending people to hell rest on the concept of total depravity. If man cannot do good by nature, is it fair to send him to hell? The author answers this question by looking at the relationship between free will and the justice of God, arguing that God is just in sending people to hell.
In this article the author shows that the struggle to accept that God allow people to go to hell is rooted in the refusal of accepting the biblical God. This article shows that man deserves to go to eternal punishment. At the same time, however, in Christ God showed how much He hates hell and gives heaven to those who trust in Christ, although they do not deserve it.
Hell is an absolutely serious reality for which people must be warned. This article highlights hell as the alternative to salvation. It is the fate of those who harden their hearts against God's love in Jesus Christ.
This article examines the teaching of annihilationism, and shows that it is biblically indefensible.
This article addresses a number of pastoral concerns related to the doctrine of hell, such as how we speak about it, the end-time judgment, and how it should make believers bold to proclaim.
What are the myths and the truths concerning the punishment of those in hell? The author answers this question by refuting wrong notions among theologians. Such deceptive notions include the denial that hell will be an ever-burning place, that a loving God would not send people to such an everlasting punishment. The author appeals instead to the teaching of Scripture.
Hell is the destiny of everyone who is not reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. Is hell real? What is it? This article looks at the words used in the Bible to describe hell.
This article focuses on the understanding of Augustine of hell. In his approach to the doctrine, he was concerned with the right perspective on the justice of God. The article also indicates how Augustine responded to attempts to tone down the nature or duration of hell. Next, the article gives an evaluation of Augustine's position and the role the demonic played in his views of sin and punishment.
This essay first summarizes and analyzes Jonathan Edwards' arguments that the doctrine of hell and eternal damnation is consistent with the mercy and justice of God. The crux of the matter is the nature of God himself. Secondly, the author then examines Edwards' response to various objections to and reinterpretations of this doctrine.
This article defends the truth about hell by advancing some principles of Scripture.
This article presents a critique of Robert Peterson who defends the traditional interpretation of eternal torment against the challenge posed by annihilationism. The author critically examines key features of Peterson’s case and suggest that it has some major shortcomings and is ultimately unsuccessful. Annihilationists admit that the Bible teaches eternal punishment. They differ with the more traditional view of what this punishment entails.
This article functions against the background of the so-called Lordship salvation debate among evangelicals in the USA. Blomberg argues that the New Testament nowhere supports the notion that believers will be distinguished one from another for all eternity on the basis of their works as Christians.
The focus of this article is on the nature of eternal punishment. In contrast to the traditionally accepted viewpoint on this text, the author attempts to argue that God will bring his enemies to absolute destruction.
A proof-text used for the doctrine of eternal torment in hell is Revelation 14:11. Bowles examines this text and argues for a new interpretation, suggesting that the traditional reading of this verse misses much. Thus, in contrast to the traditionally accepted viewpoint on this text, the author argues that God will bring his enemies to judgment, with absolute destruction and extinction as the result.