Final judgement: Real, certain, irreversible

You may be unaware, but if you’re reading this, you survive the apocalypse. Again. American numerologist, David Meade, recently predicted that the rapture would take place on 23 April 2018. It was a complex prediction, involving Bible codes, astrological constellations, and newspaper exegesis. On…

Four views on hell: Everlasting conscious torment

Series introduction: I recently had opportunity to read the second edition of Zondervan’s Four Views on Hell. This series of posts will form my personal evaluation of each of the arguments presented in the book. I, like probably most Christians, was raised in a…

Four views on hell: Terminal punishment

Series introduction: I recently had opportunity to read the second edition of Zondervan’s Four Views on Hell. This series of posts will form my personal evaluation of each of the arguments presented in the book. Back in 2011, when I read the first edition…

Four views on hell: A universalist view

Series introduction: I recently had opportunity to read the second edition of Zondervan’s Four Views on Hell. This series of posts will form my personal evaluation of each of the arguments presented in the book. It is probably fair to say that the doctrine…

Four views on hell: Hell and purgatory

Series introduction: I recently had opportunity to read the second edition of Zondervan’s Four Views on Hell. This series of posts will form my personal evaluation of each of the arguments presented in the book. Ever since the Reformation, evangelicals (Protestants) have roundly rejected…