“Every statement of faith is subjective. That doesn’t mean we cannot be confident or certain about it, it only means that there is no way to objectively confirm or deny it in this life .” – Brook Potter
I am always encouraged by people discussing the taboo topics of Christianity. When people are discussing and debating issues like Hell, the Rapture and different types of atonement, it is a good sign that fear is no longer their primary motivator, and they ...Continue Reading →
Here’s a spontaneous, shot-from-the-hip but spoken-from-the-heart talk Jeff Turner gave on “hell” at the Losing My Religion Conference in Albany, GA. This is not an extremely deep, exegesis-laden theological message, but just an honest look at the philosophical and moral problems with the eternal conscious torment model of hell.
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In the discussion regarding hell amongst evangelicals, Scripture should be our starting point and final authority. Of course, this doesn’t mean that historical theology is irrelevant. How the biblical texts have been interpreted throughout almost 2000 years of Church history matters in a very real sense. The Church Councils can be informative for our doctrine, but are not supposed to take precedence over Scripture.