Primer on Hell

Posted: February 24, 2012 by Ryan Vincent in Hell, Scripture

“Hell” in Concise Theology  by J. I. Packer

“It is really a mercy to mankind that God in Scripture is so explicit about hell.”

“Hell” in Eerdmans Bible Dictionary

“Hell” by Peter Kreeft

“Why do we believe there’s a hell? Not because we’re vindictive. “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Why, then? Simply because we’ve been told, by Christ himself.”

“We desperately need to hear this truth about hell again, simply out of honesty, because it is there. And also out of compassion. For when an abyss looms ahead, the least compassionate thing to tell the traveler is “peace, peace, when there is no peace”. Out of love for God and man, let us tell the truth about hell!”

Hell: Across the Spectrum of History by Michael Patton

The following are quotes, both contemporary and historic, about the doctrine of hell. It is “across the spectrum”, so it is not necessarily meant to support just one view. Some universalists, annihilationalists, and traditionalists are all represented. I hold to the traditional doctrine of hell and believe that it is an established doctrine in Christian orthodoxy, but I think it is a wonderful discussion to have.”

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