What the Conditionalist view of Hell is NOT

I have recently published a few articles on the topic of Annihilationist (a.k.a. ‘Conditionalist’) view of hell, which claims that the Bible does not teach eternal conscious torment for the lost (the Traditional view), but that those who fail to receive Christ are punished according...

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How I’m voting on California initiatives of 2012

Now that I’ve worked my way through all of the state initiatives, I thought I’d publish my guide to these, and how I voted. Some of the initiatives are confusing, and it’s hard to figure out the actual outcome! However, when the thuggish, criminal SEIU...

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PAPER: The Menlo Declaration

One of the greatest theological shifts in my life is moving from the Christian Right to the Christian Center. As part of this shift, I wrote a research paper on the topic for my first seminary class. To some extent, it is my digest of...

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Former Christian Universalist ‘Repents’

Recently, I posted about an upcoming documentary promoting the Christian Universalist view of hell, called Hellbound? An interesting piece of news is that, one of the pastors who vocally supported that view was fired by his church (you can see a newspaper clipping of it...

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Edward Fudge presents the argument for Conditionalism

Dr. Fudge, author of the clasic book s The Fire That Consumes: A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment, Third Edition, presents the exegetical case for the annihilation of the unsaved, rather than the traditional view of eternal hell.

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Why am I considering the Conditionalist view of hell?

The traditional view of hell, that of eternal conscious torment of the lost, is under fire again, this time, not from Christian Universalists like Rob Bell, but Conditionalists, who believe that the Bible teaches that the unsaved are punished at judgment, then are destroyed, NOT...

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