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Should God Annihilate the Souls in Hell?

The “torment” of Hell does not involve God actively torturing those who choose to persist in their rebellion against Him. It is, instead, the natural product of separation from God, who is the source of all that is good. I’ve [Read More]

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Why the Problem of Evil is a Problem

written by Aaron  Brake “If you hate evil, hate sin.” —Clay Jones— Introduction The so-called problem of evil is one of the most common objections raised against the Christian faith. Perhaps no one has more succinctly stated the apparent contradiction [Read More]

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A Further Reflection on the Nature of Hell

In a previous post, I reflected on a way of considering Hell in terms other than the imagery of a literal “lake of fire.” My thoughts led me to conclude that separation from God – from the source of all [Read More]

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Christians Should be “People of the Book”

 In Judaism the term “People of the Book” was used to refer specifically to the Jewish people and the Torah, or what Christians would call the Old Testament. To the Jews, it was important that their children become educated in [Read More]

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Infinite Punishment for Finite Crimes?

Trying to explain how a good God created Hell can be a challenge for the Christian apologist. In my last post, I considered the distinction between torture – which implies intentional infliction of punishment for the pleasure of doing so [Read More]

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Is Hell Torment or Torture?

Making sense of concepts such as “eternal” punishment is not easy. When we think about such things – and we don’t very often today, I would submit – we naturally reject the idea that God could be so “vindictive” or [Read More]

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Is An Eternal Consequence Too Long?

Jonathan Edwards shook the world of the 1740’s with his fiery sermon. “Sinners in the hands of an angry God” is how it came to be known, and in it, Edwards combined vivid imagery of Hell with a Scriptural case [Read More]

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Is God a Myth?

Many skeptics today view belief in God as roughly analogous to believing in unicorns, dragons or other mythic creatures. People have active imaginations, they conclude, and positing the existence of God is simply an expression wishful thinking, make believe, and [Read More]

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Does God’s Knowledge Eliminate Our Free Will?

Grappling with temporal concepts is an intriguing mental exercise, but one that often leaves people with more questions than when they began. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the question of reconciling our capacity for free will with God’s [Read More]

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