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.
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.
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.
The author refutes the theological claims of C. H. Dodd, who sees the concept of the wrath of God as having a diminished place in the Bible. The author finds that the wrath of God is an important part of the inspired Scriptures. Further, he finds this doctrine to be an essential aspect of the doctrine of God, of sin, of atonement, the love of God, of judgment, and of hell.
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.
This article reviews what the Lord Jesus taught about hell.
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 article defends the truth about hell by advancing some principles of Scripture.
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.
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 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.