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#33 – The Lake of Fire – Addendum

There are a few noteworthy details that are related to the Lake of Fire that I wanted to mention before we move on.  This blog is not complete by any means and I plan on expanding it at a later … Continue reading

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#32 – The Lake of Fire, Part 2

In the previous blog we saw that the nature of fire is the Law and the purpose of this fire is to discipline and correct us, refining us until we are righteous and holy – as God is.  To clarify, … Continue reading

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#31 – The Lake of Fire, Part 1

We saw in the previous series what Hell is not.  This left us with very little in Scripture to base the doctrine of a ‘fiery hell’ upon.  However, the Lake of Fire (found in the book of Revelation) is a … Continue reading

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#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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#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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