Author Archives: Luke Kessler

About Luke Kessler

Luke Kessler has a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies (not that that matters to God) and spent some time as a missionary in Asia. It was there, through unique circumstances that God began to reveal His glorious plan to save all men. God brought his time of missions to an end and Luke now works in Construction on the Central Coast in California. He enjoys spending his free time studying God's Word and the signs of the times, and sharing what God has shown him every opportunity he has. If you can figure the following out, feel free to contact him by email (his Yahoo account spelled out so as to avoid spam is "luke" then "land" then the number "7") :)

#30 – Principles of Judgment – Part 1

Judgment.  It doesn’t sound good, it never sounds good.  When Christians think of judgment Hell is usually what comes to mind.  We usually connect it to the lost who have rejected Christ (or at least never put their faith in … Continue reading

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#29 – The Righteousness of God

If we are going to attempt to discover the true nature of judgment (as I hope to do with this series), we must first grasp the reason why there must be judgment in the first place.  On top of this … Continue reading

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#28 – The Three Stages of Salvation

Before we begin any sort of inquiry into the nature and process of judgment in the afterlife, there are a few things that we need to understand.  Things that, without which, will cause a bit of confusion.  So even though … Continue reading

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#27 – Judgment Intro

Having eliminated all the mistaken texts regarding Hell in Scripture in the last series, we can now take a honest look at what Judgment in the afterlife truly is (as it is revealed in Scripture).  This series will focus entirely … Continue reading

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#26 – A Brief History of Hell

If you have, perchance, managed to suffer through all the blogs in this series on hell, then I would like to applaud you; for you must have an incredibly high tolerance for pain! 😉  But in all seriousness, if you … Continue reading

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#25 – Hell Anomalies in the New Testament

We have now looked at how almost every instance of what we tend to presume is a reference to “hell” in the New Testament is really referring to something else.  Gehenna refers to the city dump which was used as … Continue reading

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#24 – The Fiery Furnace and the Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth

In the last blog we looked at a few of the references to “weeping and gnashing of teeth” that those who are “cast into the outer darkness” would suffer.  We saw that the warning was not towards the godless, but … Continue reading

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#23 – The Outer Darkness

We have now looked at all 4 words generally associated with Hell; namely – Sheol, Hades, Tartarus and Gehenna.  There remains only one more picture used in the Bible that we mistakenly interpret as referring to “Hell.”  That picture is … Continue reading

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#22 – Gehenna Addendum

Having seen how Gehenna really refers to a trash heap outside of Jerusalem, and secondly as a picture of national judgment, there remains a few comments I feel will further dismantle the idea of Gehenna as a picture of Hell. … Continue reading

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#21 – Gehenna, Part 3

Having seen what we have about Gehenna and its local, historical and cultural context, we can confidently say that the majority of its references do not concern an endless hellfire.  There is however one occurrence of Gehenna in Scripture that … Continue reading

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