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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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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Question: Your article that God does not send people to hell falls way short of giving any real and meaningful answer.  True, people have a choice to some extent and God will not force Himself on anyone, but it most certainly says in the Scriptures that no one can come to the Father unless they are chosen. Can’t…

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Question: What exactly does the scripture mean in Mark 9:44,46,48 where Jesus said, “where the worm dieth not”?  Does it mean that pain will never cease for a person who is in hell?  Why the reference to a worm? Answer: “If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you…

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by Jesse M Kelly via Preceptor, p.12 – Vol.57, No.6, June 2008. While discussing the subject of “Hell” with a lady acquaintance one day, she said to me, “I just cannot conceive of a merciful God sending one to Hell to suffer eternally.” We readily agreed with her. God doesn’t send people to Hell. He…

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Question: I’m having some trouble explaining how God’s presence works without conflicting scripture. Some would argue that it’s impossible to be away from God’s presence, understanding He is omnipresence, as taught in Psalms 139:7. However, when you take this verse – “Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from…

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Question: Where is paradise? Is it above the earth or below? When Jesus was raised, how can he be lifted up in the flesh? By flesh, will a man go to heaven or hell? When Moses and Elijah appeared to Jesus in what form did they appear, flesh or spirit? Where is third heaven? After…

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Question: Are there degrees of punishment and rewards after the judgment? In II Peter 2:20-21 Peter states, “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had…

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