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.