Sunday, March 6, 2016

Hell, Yes

Last post I spoke about what Jesus had to say about judgment.  You can't talk about judgment without addressing the concept of hell.  I was raised on the belief that hell is where you go if you reject Christ. If you do, then you will burn forever in hell.

Some biblical scholars I know believe that hell is less about a physical place where you burn than it is a state of existence you go through when you reject Christ and his teachings. In other words, you reap what you sew and if you cut Christ out of your life and live only for yourself, you have nothing better to look forward to than the current existence you live, which can be very hell-like. There will be nothing better waiting for you and you've already lived through the judgment.

If you look back at my last post you will see multiple quotations I found regarding what Jesus has to say about judgment. It is hard for me to hold to the belief that there will be no judgment when all is said in done. He certainly has much to say on the issue.

But will the judgment for those who reject Christ be a place of eternal concious torment?  I am not so sure about that. Rather than rehash the most prominent views of hell which are  Traditionalism (everyone lives forever and the unsaved will suffer forever in hell), Universalism (everyone lives forever and will be refine and restored to God, and Conditionalism (the unsaved are raised but are not immortal and are punished and destroyed, wanted to share this webiste  which give three main views of it.

As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts. This will be my last blog post on this blog as I no longer have time to maintain it.