Category Archives: Systematic Theology

For some people, the concept of hell as a state of eternal torment is so central to their faith and their portrait of God that giving it up would mean giving up the faith altogether: giving up the authority of … Continue reading

Glenn Peoples Hermeneutics Systematic Theology 13 Comments

Previously, when we looked at the importance of considering the logical implications of one’s arguments, we looked at a failed attempt to use physical laws to prove that all men live forever (in the way everyone means “live” except when … Continue reading

Logic and Reasoning Systematic Theology Leave a comment

Are you hesitant to really reconsider your view of hell because you think it means you’ll have to adopt other beliefs, beliefs you may not think are biblical? Concerned that rethinking hell will require you to abandon other key doctrines … Continue reading

Systematic Theology 13 Comments

One common view among traditionalists today, including among some of the biggest names in evangelical Christianity, is that hell is a place of eternal conscious punishment, but not a place of literal fire. Such a view was represented by William … Continue reading

Biblical Exegesis Systematic Theology Uncategorized 3 Comments

One of the central descriptions of the fate of the unsaved in the Bible is death, contrasted with life for the saved. We see this for example in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death, but the free … Continue reading

Systematic Theology 6 Comments

Conditionalists believe that “the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23; emphasis added). Those who do not believe in him will not have eternal life, and … Continue reading

Criticisms Systematic Theology 55 Comments