A Review of Homer Hailey’s book, “God’s Judgments and Punishments”

by Jim R. Everett Such is the title of the last book of brother Hailey’s illustrious career. Brother Hailey was writing excellent, resourceful material well past his 70th birthday. However, if I live to be 70, I will probably quit writing. That is not to denigrate others who write so ably when they are much…

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Watering Down Hell

by Jim R. Everett An Answer to “Conditional Immortality” The modern, liberal theologian has joined the cultic religionist in seeking to “water down” hell and make eternal punishment nothing more than a momentary oxidation of the body. He inconsistently affirms the eternal nature of God and the future state of the righteous by denying the…

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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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Everlasting Punishment

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/connie_adams_everlasting_punishment.mp3 by Connie Adams

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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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