Annihilationism in Revelation — Intro to Apocalyptic Literature

As a 90s kid, I grew up in the era of “Left Behind” books and discussions about the Rapture drawing ever nearer, as the rapid fulfillment of “end-times prophecies” clearly indicated. Though I never read the books, the descriptions of believers being taken from Earth at the sound of trumpets and the tales of coming … More Annihilationism in Revelation — Intro to Apocalyptic Literature

The Case for Annhilationism from the Teachings of Paul

Paul. Missionary, preacher, apostle to the gentiles, teacher of all things deemed “orthodox” by the doctrinally pure American evangelical church (sarcasm) including a hell filled with the screams of the damned for all eternity. Paul was a solid, A+ Christian, never compromising on those harsh, uncomfortable teachings found in the Bible. Though this may be … More The Case for Annhilationism from the Teachings of Paul

The Teachings of Jesus Concerning Divine Judgement

Jesus is often credited with speaking the most on hell out of the pool of biblical characters. This is partially true. Besides the direct references to a valley called “Gehenna” (which translators pull out of its context by translating it “hell”), Jesus spoke a lot on the topic of judgment. Jesus’s particular method for communicating … More The Teachings of Jesus Concerning Divine Judgement

How Eternal is Eternal?—Matthew 25:46

Matthew 25:46 is typically viewed as one of the clearest statements made by Jesus regarding the fate of the wicked and the nature of their punishment. “46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” The plain contrast presented here is a dichotomy between eternal punishment and eternal life. The … More How Eternal is Eternal?—Matthew 25:46

The Principles (and Applications) of God’s Judgement in the OT

So often in the discussion and formulation of the teaching concerning the Final Punishment, the OT is either entirely thrown out the window or left to accumulate dust alongside other “irrelevant” works. This approach is, even if flawed, understandable. Who needs the Prophets, the Psalms, or the Pentateuch when opening one’s Bible to the Gospel … More The Principles (and Applications) of God’s Judgement in the OT

Romans 9 — Moses, Pharaoh, and the Sovereignty of God

Click Here to Read Part 1 Moses, Pharaoh, and the Justice of God Paul then anticipates a hypothetical question in response to his argument. Is God unjust? In light of the main topic of ethnic Israel and verses 6-13 above, the full question is “is God unjust to narrow the covenant to Christ/those in Christ?” … More Romans 9 — Moses, Pharaoh, and the Sovereignty of God