Having promoted the biblical view of final punishment in debates with two fellow Reformed theologians, I’ve been given the opportunity to do so in a debate with a Roman Catholic, William Albrëcht.1 Raised in a non-religious household, William became a Protestant and, later, converted to Roman Catholicism. He has a B.A. in Theology, is an apologist on staff at The Catholic Legate, and has published many videos on his YouTube channel.
Our debate will be webcast live on “Healing X Outreach” talk radio, on Saturday, August 24th, at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific. Listeners are encouraged to listen live and call in with questions at 1-347-934-0379. The title of the debate is, “Hell: Eternal Suffering or Annihilation?” The format will be as follows:

12 minutes
Date (Annihilation) Opening Statement
12 minutes
Albrëcht (Eternal Suffering) Opening Statement
7 minutes
Date Rebuttal
7 minutes
Albrëcht Rebuttal
8 minutes
Albrëcht Crossexamines Date
8 minutes
Date Crossexamines Albrëcht
8 minutes
Albrëcht Crossexamines Date
8 minutes
Date Crossexamines Albrëcht
8 minutes
Albrëcht Crossexamines Date
8 minutes
Date Crossexamines Albrëcht
10 minutes
Date Closing
10 minutes
Albrëcht Closing
25 minutes
Listener Q&A

For more details, visit the show’s blog post announcing the debate.

  1. Stay tuned to Rethinking Hell for a possible announcement in the near future; I may have an opportunity to engage in my first live, in-person debate defending conditionalism, this time with a well-known Arminian here in the Pacific Northwest. Calvinist, Armininan, Catholic… What’s next? []