Is Hell a Real Place?

by Jefferson David Tant In the Bible, Matthew 25 gives us a picture of the Day of Judgment, where the righteous enter into everlasting joy and peace, while the unrighteous enter into hell, an everlasting torment of fire. Some reject this as repulsive, claiming that the unrighteous will simply cease to exist, while others who…

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Death and Eternity

by Royce Frederick What happens when a person dies? On day six of creation, “the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7). Death occurs when the “soul” or the “spirit” of a person leaves his…

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Can “eternal” refer to quality and not quantity?

Question: A conditionalist says “eternal” doesn’t always mean duration, that it can refer to quality. He uses the eternal fire of Jude 7 to support his position since the fire isn’t still burning now. Answer: “Now I desire to remind you, though you know all things once for all, that the Lord, after saving a…

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Since Jesus paid the debt for sin, isn’t Hell an additional payment?

Question: I have been posed a question by a conditionalist. He says: The wages of sin is death. Did Jesus pay the price at the cross? Can we pay more than He paid at the cross? He then goes on to say that eternal hell would be paying more than Jesus paid and that since Jesus didn’t stay…

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Is conditionalism a possibility?

Question: Is Luke 16:19-31 another parable in the series of the chapter? Does I Timothy 6:16 mean that we are not immortal? I ask because conditionalism looks very attractive, especially after reading Al Maxey’s reflections.  But I have some doubts about it because if hell is not eternal, can we expect heaven to be? Also…

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How Could a Loving God Send Me to Hell?

by Tanner Campbell The very thought of Hell is terrifying. Such a thought is an intense provoker for many to repent of their sins and revere the word of the Lord. However, others think little of Hell. For example, you may have heard someone say something like “how could a loving, kind, and merciful God…

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