Author Archives: Joseph Dear

Many people incorrectly believe that, save for a few nut jobs, cults, and liberals who don’t care about the Bible, Christians of all stripes have always believed that hell is a place of eternal torment. For this reason, many are … Continue reading

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  Rethinking Hell contributors Joey Dear and William Tanksley join Chris Date for the second of a series of episodes reviewing Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment, edited by Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson. This second episode in … Continue reading

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Daniel 12:2 and “Eternal Contempt”1 Few passages from the Old Testament are cited as evidence that hell is a place of eternal torment. Given the Old Testament’s emphasis on death and destruction, this shouldn’t surprise us. If I believed that … Continue reading

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The book of Malachi is not only one of the last (if not the last) books of the Old Testament written, but it is also the last book most of see in our Old Testaments.1 Therefore, it is all the more … Continue reading

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  There was a popular awareness test video from when I was in college that I think can be very illustrative of an important point to remember when reading the scriptures. And this lesson is not only relevant when studying … Continue reading

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  One of the most key passages used to defend the traditional view of hell is Revelation 14:9-11. Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and … Continue reading

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