Author Archives: Joseph Dear

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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In a recent Beliefnet article titled “6 Myths Christians Need to Shatter about Hell,” author Lesli White makes a case for the doctrine of eternal torment by rebutting six myths about hell.1 Needless to say, we at Rethinking Hell disagree with White’s … Continue reading

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In discussions about hell, sometimes an appeal to personality and authority is made. After all, conditionalism is certainly a minority view, and so conditionalists find themselves disagreeing with many highly venerated theologians and leaders of the Christian faith throughout its … Continue reading

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