The Hell Post

At more than 5,000 words, the longest piece I have written for this blog examines every New Testament reference to hell. I wrote the piece in support of my new book, You Did Not Choose Me, But I Chose You. In that book, I make the point that people do not suffer eternal torment in hell. We get that part wrong. Hell is real, I argue, but eternal torment is not. Since my new book is about life in this world much more than it is about the afterlife, it was not the place to offer an extensive review of what the Bible does and does not give us to know about the state or destination the word “hell” describes. Still, I expect my assertion to be controversial. Therefore, as promised in the book, I wrote an extended standalone piece looking at everything the New Testament has to say on the topic.

Here is that long, long article about hell.