Isaiah 33:14 – A Lesser Known Prooftext

Isaiah 33:14 gives a warning to sinners by means of a question, and this question is occasionally pointed to by apologists of the traditional view as evidence for eternal conscious hell: 1 Hell: Suppose It’s True after All? [tract], (Wheaton, IL: Good News Tracts, 1995). 2 Millard Erickson,  Christian Theology., 2nd edition (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 1998), 1246. 3 William Hendriksen, The Bible on the Life Hereafter (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1987), 202.

“The sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips the godless: “Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?” 4 Las citas bíblicas presentadas en esta traducción al español son tomadas de la Reina Valera 1960.

The last line is what is really emphasized. The passage says “everlasting burning,” so doesn’t that prove eternal conscious hell?

This one phrase (translated to English) may sound friendly to eternal torment at first glance, but that is where any semblance of support for eternal torment in this passage ends.
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References
1 Hell: Suppose It’s True after All? [tract], (Wheaton, IL: Good News Tracts, 1995).
2 Millard Erickson,  Christian Theology., 2nd edition (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 1998), 1246.
3 William Hendriksen, The Bible on the Life Hereafter (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1987), 202.
4 Las citas bíblicas presentadas en esta traducción al español son tomadas de la Reina Valera 1960.