Monday, December 30, 2019

Eternal Damnation, Lake Of Fire And Brimstone, And Gehenna

Eternal damnation, lake of fire and brimstone, and Gehenna are some of the various words used to describe the concept of Hell as understood in the Christian faith. In many contemporary churches the pulpit has become a place considered improper and not suitable for the discussion of hell. And understandably so due to the ongoing the deliberation over the nature of eternal damnation being compatible with the concept of God. The traditional concept of hell conveys that a person who does not accept salvation through faith in Christ will endure â€Å"eternal misery in separation from God† (Walls). The established belief for the reason of the existence of hell is human defiance against God’s initial perfect arrangement. Proceeding with God engaging in an immense act of sacrifice in order to restore with his creation a loving communion. Those who refused God’s love are thought to dwell in eternal condemnation. The divide concerning the concept of hell is whether a lovin g God who desires reconciliation with all his people can still condemn someone eternally. Both scholars, Jerry Walls and Thomas Talbott, acknowledge the perfect loving nature of God and his desire for reconciliation with all people. As stated above, where they differ is in the actual fulfillment of God’s desire. Walls argues that through libertarian freedom, the tradition of eternal hell is consistent with the concept of God. Talbott, on the other hand, disagrees and counters the claim with the belief of universal

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