I want to make a brief note responding to the annihilationist claim that unbelievers will not suffer conscious torment after judgment day (i.e. they will cease to exist all-together). They will be “annihilated,” it is claimed. The problem with this view is that Rev 19:20 contradicts this notion: “And the beast was captured, and with […]
lake of fire
Why Pope Francis Will Not Have an Address in the Holy City of the New Jerusalem
In an interview, Pope Francis is alleged to have said: “They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.” Source […]
Valley of Hinnom
Steve Hays writes: A reader drew my attention to this post: Jesus and Hell Several fallacies in his argument: i) Metaphors originate in a particular concrete phenomena, but acquire an abstract, analogical significance. The significance of the metaphor is not identical to the natural or historical exemplar. It develops a significance that goes beyond the […]
Is Hades and Hell the Same Thing?
This is a frequent eschatological question that I am asked. Here is a brief piece that answers this question: http://danielstreett.com/2014/02/27/do-you-want-to-go-to-hades/