RETHINKING HELL

Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson. Is Hell For Real Or Does Everyone Go to Heaven? Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011. 96 pp. $9.99 It is unusual to hear about the doctrine of eternal punishment these days. Indeed, it is rare to hear a sermon that dares to address the very notion of hell. ChristopherContinue reading “RETHINKING HELL”

ROSE GUIDE TO END-TIMES PROPHECY – Timothy Paul Jones (2011)

Rose-Guide to End-Times Prophecy by Timothy Paul Jones is a terrific overview of eschatology designed for beginning Bible students.  The author provides a fairly comprehensive look at the four major eschatological views – Amillennialism, Postmillennialism, Dispensational Premillennialism, and Historical Premillennialism.  Each position is spelled out in a fair manner – an unusual approach.  

The Real Concern About Heaven

Today, the movie Heaven is For Real hits the silver screen.  The film is based on the popular book by Todd Burpo, a Wesleyan pastor from the great state of Nebraska.  The book has experienced unparalleled success. It has sold over 8 million copies and does not appear to be losing any momentum.  First published in 2010, HeavenContinue reading “The Real Concern About Heaven”

ERASING HELL – Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle

The biblical doctrine of eternal punishment is part of the warp and woof of historic Christianity.  Prominent theologians from Augustine to Calvin and Wesley have boldly taught this doctrine.  Luther remarked, “The fiery oven is ignited merely by the unbearable appearance of God and endures eternally.  For the Day of Judgment will not last forContinue reading “ERASING HELL – Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle”

WHAT IS HELL?

Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson join forces to answer one of the more controversial questions of the 21st century, “What is hell?”  Careful readers notice from the outset that the very question implies the existence of hell. The authors begin with the classic formulation, “Would a loving God really send good people to hell?”  ThreeContinue reading “WHAT IS HELL?”

HEAVEN – Peter Kreeft (1989)

Heaven, by Peter Kreeft seeks to recapture the longing of every human heart.  “Heaven is not in your heart but a picture of heaven, a silhouette of heaven, a heaven shaped shadow, a longing unsatisfied by anything on earth.”  The purpose of the book is to raise that picture to consciousness.  The author contends thatContinue reading “HEAVEN – Peter Kreeft (1989)”