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doctrine of eternal punishment shown to be irrational, unscriptural, untrue
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The purpose of this essay is to argue against the doctrine of hell and eternal punishment as it is usually present in theologically conservative circles among Christians. I single out theological conservatives in this essay for one major reason: what most theologically liberal Christians believe about the afterlife is hardly worth discussing. Examples include unbelievers perishing (John ) and suffering “the punishment of eternal destruction” (2 Thess. ). Third is an argument based on the meaning of the word eternal. In hell passages, it is claimed, eternal means only pertaining to “the age to come” and not “everlasting.”.
Eternal Punishment - by J. P. Arendzen - Chapter 3 - Eternal Punishment in Scripture. As the Old Testament was a progressive revelation, the doctrine of everlasting punishment for the wicked gradually gained in clearness as the time went on and approached the fulness of revelation in Christ. the heathen invented the doctrine of endless punishment - shown by their own confessions. Any one at all familiar with the writings of the ancient Greeks or Romans, cannot fail to note how often it is admitted by them that the national religions were the inventions of the legislator and the priest, for the purpose of governing and restraining.
Universalism and The Reality of Eternal Punishment: The Biblical Basis of the Doctrine of Eternal Punishment Desiring God Conference for Pastors Augustine's beliefs in eternal hell, just war, and torture continue to have a tremendous influence on the modern world. Augustine would consider this vein of thought pure heresy, but if Jesus Christ would really provide for eternal life both heaven and hell, maybe Christopher Hitchens was on to something when he titled his book, "God is Not Great.".
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Though he acknowledged that some punishment was justified in the case of criminals, he opined that eternal punishment was unjust. Of course, no one complains that eternal happiness is unjust in the case of those who have served God only briefly on this earth.
If the doctrine of eternal punishment be clearly taught in the Scriptures, then it is the duty of the preacher to preach it, and of the church to believe it. No fear of consequences to ourselves or to the church can absolve us from these duties. The New Testament use of these expressions denotes eternity.
5 It is unreasonable to assume that there is an eternal Heaven but not an eternal Hell. Eternal punishment is as much a truth of God’s Word as is the eternal rewards for the righteous.
Whatever they might think of the reasonableness or justice of the doctrine, they would with one consent declare that it was plainly taught in that book.
The following is the entirety of chapter seven from Archibald Alexander’s seminal work, Universalism: False and Unscriptural (Presbyterian Board of Doctrine of eternal punishment shown to be irrational, ). This is eternal damnation with no hope of resurrection.
The purpose of this book is to examine the Holy Scriptures to determine the precise nature of this “second death” and show why it is the soul’s destruction and not everlasting torment.
Howard Davies, "Judgement: The Doctrine Lost to the Modern Pulpit," Banner of Truth Magazine (January ) Eryl Davies, "Focus: 1, Eternal Punishment," Foundations 13 (Autumn ): pdf: Thomas Davis, Endless Sufferings: Not the Doctrine of Scripture (Longmans, doctrine of eternal punishment shown to be irrational.
Larry Dixon, The Other Side of the Good News. Victor. Eternal Punishment. Divinely instituted penalty of endless suffering, including banishment from God's blessed presence.
The Old Testament. A study of God's major judgments (e.g., the flood and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah) shows that the Old Testament focuses on premature death when dealing with the fate of the ungodly, not on life after death.
The principal deviation from the catholic doctrine of endless retribution was in the Alexandrine school, founded by Clement and Origen The. 9 position taken by them was, that “the punishments of the condemned are not eternal, but only remedial; the devil himself being capable of amelioration” (Gieseler.
[where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell, [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] read more. If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than.
Why Eternal Punishment is not Nonsensical Many people wrestle with the question of how an all-good and loving God could ever send someone to Hell. Some have claimed the two concepts don't make sense together; if God is good and loving, why of course he wouldn't send people to Hell for eternity.
In The One Purpose of God, the late Jan Bonda has introduced into the salvation / eternal punishment conversation a well organized and scholarly work that is challenging, refreshing, and encouraging.
Challenging, in that Bonda invites not only his Reformed brethren, but all readers to think outside their theological comfort s: In his contribution to the book in Two Views of Hell, Robert Peterson sets forth ten passages that as part of the “overwhelming evidence” to support the historical interpretation of hell as everlasting punishment.
I agree with Peterson’s citation of Augustine, “who cautions us against following the example of those who, ‘while not slighting the authority of the sacred Scriptures. He observes, “In the first century after Christ, the rabbis believed in eternal punishment In the second century after Christ, however, there was a reaction against the doctrine of eternal punishment.
Already toward the end of the first century, Rabbi Akiba had begun to propagate a doctrine of punishment Reviews: 1. Is the doctrine of "eternal Punishment?" in any way scriptural. Not according to some Bible scholars. "Eternity" as a philosophical construct, seems to be redundant as far as the Hebrew and Greek texts are does that leave "HELL" then, considering the following: "The Bible has no expression for endlessness.
The following is the entirety of chapter seven from Archibald Alexander's seminal work, Universalism: False and Unscriptural (Presbyterian Board of Publication, ).
Archibald Alexander (Ap – Octo ) was an American Presbyterian theologian and professor at Princeton Theological Seminary (Old Princeton). He served for 9 years as. This is their “eternal punishment” as God destroys “both soul and body in hell” (please notice that I said “eternal punishment,” not “eternal punishing”).
This is the ultimate destiny of God’s enemies as Paul verifies in Philippians a: “For, as I have told you before and. Plumptre, who opposes the doctrine of eternal punishment, yet says of universalism, “It fails to prove that the element of duration is, as has been mentioned, altogether absent from the word” (E.
Plumptre, The Spirits in Prison, 14); and P. Dearmer, another opponent dealing with the subject, speaks of NT “passages which, however. The Doctrine of Eternal Punishment. The fact that human beings were made in the very image and likeness of God (Gen.
) should suggest, to those who contemplate issues seriously, that we are more than mere temporal creatures passing through time toward oblivion. While it is true that God is love (1 John ), He is also just (Neh ; 2 Thess ) and eternal (Psalm ; 1 Tim ).
God will therefore punish the evil doer (Isa ) and this punishment will be eternal. It will also be conscious. Scripture tells us of the rich man who found himself in. ETERNAL PUNISHMENT IN JOHN’S REVELATION Trevor P.
Craigen Associate Professor of Theology Church history has witnessed many challenges to the traditional doctrine of eternal punishment, but John’s Revelation—particular chapters 14 and 20—emphasizes the effect of this life’s belief or unbelief on afterlife consequences.
of the Doctrine of Eternal Punishment". In this profound paper, Mr. Thayer clearly demonstrates that the doctrine of hell and eternal torment was not a Jewish teaching and was most certainly not taught by Christ and the Apostles. While everything that Mr. Thayer says is not true scripturally, he helped to legitimize my thoughts and got me to.THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL PUNISHMENT.
Dr. W. A. Criswell. Luke p.m. On the radio you are listening to the services of the First Baptist Church in Dallas. And this is the pastor bringing the evening message on a theme and a subject that is terrible, indescribable."Original Sin" and "Eternal Punishment".
It is not too much to say that much of the contempt which honest men have poured upon Christianity has arisen from a wholesome refusal to believe some of the things which are put forward as unquestioned matters of Christian Faith.
Just as the Roman Catholic Church has repelled.