Heaven and Hell

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The Briefing 03-04-14

We may lose the marriage argument with the culture, but we’re in trouble if we lose it with our kids; Hell might not make you…Read this essay →

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“A Massive Shift Coming in What it Means to Be a Christian?” — TIME Magazine Considers Rob Bell

The real question is now whether the church has sufficient biblical conviction to resist this doctrinal seduction. Otherwise, it may well be that Rob Bell’s…Read this essay →

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A Theological Conversation Worth Having: A Response to Brian McLaren

We are talking about two rival understandings of the Gospel here — two very different understandings of theology, Gospel, Bible, doctrine, and the totality of…Read this essay →

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We Have Seen All This Before: Rob Bell and the (Re)Emergence of Liberal Theology

In this new book, Rob Bell takes his stand with those who have tried to rescue Christianity from itself. This is a massive tragedy by…Read this essay →

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Doing Away with Hell? Part Two

The doctrine of hell has recently come under vicious attack, both from secularists and even from some evangelicals. In many ways, the assault has been...Read this essay →

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Doing Away with Hell? Part One

Current controversies raise this issue anew among American Christians and even among some evangelicals. Nevertheless, there is no way to deny the Bible’s teaching on…Read this essay →

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Never Having to Say You’re Dead? The New Interest in Reincarnation

Few concepts can match reincarnation in terms of being incompatible with Christian doctrine and the Christian worldview. The biblical view of history is linear, not…Read this essay →

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Air Conditioning Hell: How Liberalism Happens

Theological liberals do not intend to destroy Christianity, but to save it. As a matter of fact, theological liberalism is motivated by what might be...Read this essay →

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How Can a God of Love Send Anyone to Hell?

How can a God who is loving and good send anyone to hell? I was asked to address that question when I preached recently at…Read this essay →

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“How Could a Loving God Send Someone to Hell?” (Revelation 20:11)

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The Salvation of the ‘Little Ones’: Do Infants who Die Go to Heaven?

by R. Albert Mohler, Jr. and Daniel L. Akin The death of an infant or young child is profoundly heartbreaking – perhaps the greatest grief...Read this essay →

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Should we lose the fear of Hell? The Pope redefines the doctrine

With thoughts focused on the hereafter, Pope John Paul II expounded on heaven, hell and purgatory in his recent weekly audiences. The pope's messages reached...Read this essay →

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“Come Here, I Will Show You the Bride: Justification and the Final Judgment” (Revelation 20:11-21:9)

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The “American Experience” and the Death of Evangelism

Every culture and civilization embraces a certain set of assumptions about life, truth, significance, and what it means to be human.  Without these shared assumptions,...Read this essay →

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“The Apostles Creed: The Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting”

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“The Apostles Creed: Whence He Shall Come to Judge the Living and the Dead”

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“The Apostles Creed: He Ascended into Heaven and Sitteth on the Right Hand of God the Father Almighty”

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Remodeling Hell — Americans Redefine the Doctrine

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Remodeling Hell — Americans Redefine the Doctrine

Is belief in hell disappearing? "Absolutely," says Barnard College professor Alan Segal, author of Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion....Read this essay →

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Remodeling Hell — Americans Redefine the Doctrine

Is belief in hell disappearing? "Absolutely," says Barnard College professor Alan Segal, author of Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion....Read this essay →

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Living in Light of the End

In a recent article in London's Guardian, Ian McEwan argues that religious belief in an apocalyptic end determined by a sovereign and holy deity paralyzes...Read this essay →

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The Disappearance of Hell from Modern Theology

Modern liberal theology abandoned traditional ideas of hell and judgment long ago. Even more troubling, however, is the way in which many evangelicals have also...Read this essay →

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In the Shadow of Death–The Little Ones Are Safe With Jesus

The photographs and images are now seared into our consciousness. One of the most troubling aspects of the disaster in South Asia is the death…Read this essay →

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Hell Under Fire, Part Two

The doctrine of hell has recently come under vicious attack, both from secularists and even from some evangelicals. In many ways, the assault has been…Read this essay →

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Hell Under Fire, Part One

After reviewing the rise of the modern age, the Italian literary critic Piero Camporesi commented, “We can now confirm that hell is finished, that the…Read this essay →