My Statement of Faith
What Changed My Mind?
But The Bible Says...
God Is In Control
The Bible Says
What Is Hell In The Bible?
Forever & Ever
The Lake Of Fire
Heaven vs Hell
The Objective (Why Are We Here?)
The Bottom Line
License To Sin?
Is Hell For Non-believers?
Of Christian Universalism
To The Message Of
Back To The Drawing Board
"Every Eye Will See Him"
C A R M
(Matt Slick Rebuttal)
Take The Quiz
You Love Me How Much?
Do You Love Jesus?
How Big Is Your God?
Three Agents of Biblical
Cleansing (Stephen Jones
All Israel Will Be Saved
Why didn't God tell Adam and Eve about hell?
Why didn't Paul tell the idol worshipers in Athens about hell?
Did Jesus ever say the word hell?
shouldn't He still be there?
Why did Jesus warn no one but the Jews about Hell?
Do you "try" to love God because you feel you have to? Be honest...
Are you afraid that someone you love will go to hell?
Would you like to know that no one will spend eternity in
The Bible is where
we get our
traditional view of
With some study
we find that it's
shed quite a
different light on
punishment and it's
People from mainline denominations are coming to accept the fact that the
salvation of all mankind can be Found in the scriptures. Some are in the
middle on this issue but are at least admitting that there is a great
likelihood that it is true. One minister in particular has written a book about
it but because he is known as a mainline denominational leader, he wrote
the book under a pseudonym. It is "The Evangelical Universalist" by
Gregory Macdonald. Other than the fact that it makes a lot more sense
than believing God created most of humanity to burn in Hell, believing it can
drastically affect how we relate to people. Yes, I know the argument is that
God created none to go to Hell, people go there of their own choice. I used
to believe that too. That would mean that God is totally out of control, that
someone else is more powerful then He is. If we are genuinely interested in
finding out about what the Bible really says about Hell, we just have to set
aside our present ideas and start to search. I know for me, I see God in a
whole new light. I can see the heart of God. See Him in the woman who lost
her coin and swept her house until she found it. See Him as the good
shepherd who goes to find the one sheep that is lost. Granted, He may have
to break the little thing's leg to keep him in the fold, if he is a wayward
sheep, but He will do that. Wayward or not, He belongs to the shepherd.
See Him as the merchant man who found in us a pearl of great price and
gave everything He had, including His life, to purchase it. We were made
FOR Him. For His own sake, He blots out our iniquities. That should comfort
It has been said that we become like the "God" we serve. If we see Him as
cruel and demanding we have a good chance of turning out like that
ourselves. On the other hand, if He is viewed as a loving Savior willing to
give His life for every man and not only willing but able to see to it that they
all end up in His good graces, it actually makes it possible for us to learn to
love people like He loves them.
It's not about right rules and bylaws, right methods of baptism, right
hairdos, right denominations, it's about love. It's about being conformed
into the image of God's dear son. It's about change, and that is something
we will all experience. It's about forgiveness. Feed my enemy, you say?
How can that ever happen unless the fire of God burns the selfishness out
of us? To use a well worn expression in the world of Christian Universalism
which is a little on the light hearted side but should cause us to think,
I ask..Would God tell us to love our enemies when He plans to fry His?
Why I Believe No One Will Stay In Hell
I am using the word "Hell" here strictly for the benefit of those of you who believe it is
a literal place of fire, pain, and torture. When it comes right down to it, not only do I
believe no one will stay in Hell, I believe no one will GO to this Hell, because I don't
believe "that" Hell exists, nor has it ever existed.
God defines Himself as “Love”.
God is sovereign. There is no greater power. He gets what He
He created us to seek/find Him
He instructs us to pray for ALL MEN.
We were created FOR God's pleasure
Man nor devil can overthrow His plan.
God planned the fall of man, in Adam. (Lamb was slain before foundation of the
God created vessels of honor and dishonor(Judas, Pharaoh) for His
God created all of creation in corruption and futility.
God created all of creation with the hope of being delivered from it.
Our view of Hell does not come from the Bible.
None of the 4 words translated “hell” indicate endlessness.
The Lake of fire appears to be God, Himself. (see interesting words)
If punishment of unbelievers is endless, some scriptures must be
God commands all men everywhere to repent.
Christ will reign until all are in submission to Him.
Every knee will bow in worship and every tongue will confess Jesus
Jesus is the only way to God. No man comes except through Him.
No man comes to God unless He is drawn by God’s spirit.
Jesus said, if He was crucified that He would “draw” all men to
The Greek word for “draw” literally means drag.(check it out
Jesus tasted death for every man.
God has concluded all in unbelief that He may show mercy to all.
God's punishments are corrective.
This is an excerpt from Ryan Healy's "The Greatest Love Story
Never Told" Read whole article.
written nearly a hundred years ago.
latent idea I had thought of before, but had never been able to Biblically
support. Here is what Knoch says...
The grand truth concerning the eonian times, now recovered from
Scriptures, will relieve the minds of many noble men. So said a trained
theologian, after having spent seventy years of his life without ever hearing
it mentioned. No normal human being desires to believe in everlasting
torment, even for his worst enemy. Some of its strongest and noblest
advocates have expressed their profound sorrow that they were compelled
to teach it, and declared that God Himself would have it otherwise, were it
in His power. Those who gloat in it and enjoy preaching it, expose the
baseness of their own hearts. The fact that the Bible teaches it may
demand acquiescence, but it cannot command heartfelt accord.
The fact that everlasting torment is contrary to God's revealed character
and clashes with every human instinct does not disprove it. If God's Word
teaches it, it's true. But the fact that it is repugnant, not merely to the
nature we have by creation, but especially to the spirit we receive as a seal
of God's salvation, should lead us to investigate the grounds on which it
rests. The original Scriptures are infallible, but the Bible we have is only a
translation, into which a measure of human fallibility is mixed. Does the
Original teach endless punishment?
|We believe what we believe about hell because of the way our Bibles read.
As traditional church goers, probably, very few of us have been encouraged to voice our fears and questions when
it comes to hell. As much as I didn't understand the whole concept of hell, I felt I had no choice but to believe it
because of what the Bible says.
Well, in the last few years, I started to see some of the other things the Bible says. One of them is .."Come, let us
reason together..." I knew that verse existed, I just never did what it said. I guess I didn't know I could "reason"
where Hell was concerned.
Why are we uncomfortable with reasoning when it comes to hell? Perhaps we just feel inadequate to even
speculate. Are we afraid that God will send us to hell if we question it?
Jesus didn't say, "whosoever believeth in hell shall have everlasting life." He said, "for God so loved the world, that
He sent His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
We are encouraged from the scriptures to search them, to rightly divide them, to study like the Bereans to see if
what we have been taught is true.
God is the perfect father. He disciplines His children as any father would, but, His punishment is for our good, not for
our endless torture. Who would benefit by eternal torment? Seriously...think about it...
For me, finding out that the doctrine of hell is not as "set in stone" as I thought it was has been too good to be true,
but I believe it is.
Jesus said, "fear not" way too many times for us to be afraid to enjoy life to the fullest. Enjoying life became an
impossiblity for me, believing so many people would burn in hell forever, especially, some of my family
A Great Poem
Goes to Hell and
God Of The Ages
The Truth About God
Restoration In Christ
Student Of The
What The Hell Is Hell
The Savior Of
God's Unfailing Love
Hell Is Not Endless
Shepherd Of Grace
Deeper Still Worship
J Lee Worship
Indian Hills Church
The Glory Road
Not Just Notes
The Writings Of
Kenneth B Visscher
|So, you say you
will be cast into
you tried to
A Few Last Minute Thoughts On Hell
|Here are some quotes from people who believe in a literal,
burning Hell. After finding the real meaning of the "Hell
words", it is so hard to understand how one can be so hard
and calloused as the people who made these comments.
Click Here to Read the Comments.
You know, reading some of those comments, I get the
feeling that the "commenters" are coming up with the best
explanations they can to make some sense out of a
rediculously, unbelievable, situation.
Think about it.....what kind of parent could look at their
child suffering horribly and not have one bit of
compassion? I am so thankful that I was allowed to find
what the original languages of the Bible say about God's
judgment and the purpose for it. It makes so much more
God Is Reasonable! Religion is not.
Many people know the Bible says death and Hell will be cast into the lake of fire, so, probably, whatever we believe
Hell to be, most believe it is the lake of fire, spoken of in Revelation.
Because we see this as the grand finale of God's plan for the wicked and unbelievers, we don't think about it much. We
just accept it. Like it or not... Who can change it? Who would argue with God about His plan? But, what we may not
think about is ..What if the lake of fire is not the grand finale? Is that possible?
Can we do that without questioning God?
As our new President elect, says, "Yes We Can". One thing that may be helpful is to ask yourself..why fire? Well, our
God seems to be all about fire and that could be because He is an all consuming fire, Himself. Also, keep in mind that it is
not just the one's who are cast into the lake of fire that experience the fire of God.
Moses saw God as a bush on fire. Fire protected and guided God's people through the wilderness and at the same time
held back their enemies. Fire baptized the early believers when they were filled with the Holy Ghost and Fire. We are
told to think it not strange concerning the "fiery trials" that will try us. God must think fire is important huh?
As believers, we experience God's fire every time we are convicted of sin in our lives. Think about the lake of fire with
these things in mind. Here is an excerpt from a book I want to show you. It explains it pretty well, in my opinion....
“Salted With Fire – A Gift for the Body of Christ”
Author....John Van Tuyl
To order the book go to http://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.asp?bookid=45166
It is also available online at Barnes and Nobles, Amazon, and Borders.
|The Lake The Burns With
Fire And Brimstone