The definition of hell promises to be one of the burning issues of this decade. Is hell literal with real fire and torment lasting forever? So says John Walvoord. Holding this position myself, I hoped for a lengthier treatment. His rebuttals are better than his presentation. The editor presents the metaphorical view that hell is real and lasts forever but the language about physical pain and suffering are not to be taken literally. He quotes many well-known advocates of this view such as Billy Graham, Carl Henry, Donald Carson, Donald Guthrie, J.I. Packer. A Catholic Theologian, Zachary Hayes, presents the Catholic view of Purgatory. Why? I don’t know! (although it is a form of universalism). Clark Pinnock presents the conditional view that hell is real and hot but the lost are annihilated upon entering and cease to exist. Three of these views are important to know about and the fourth is interesting.
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]
Anointing With OilMarch 28, 2015
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, […]