We all have one life here, then what? Most Christians throughout history have believed, following Greek philosophy, that people are born immortal. Thus when their bodies die, their spirits or souls go either to heaven to live with God or to an eternally burning hell. But a minority of Bible students down through history have looked at the issue through Hebrew rather than Greek eyes and have denied the teaching of innate immortality. There have been some very notable proponents of conditional immortality, church leaders and scholars from various denominational persuasions, and attention will be drawn to these as this blog develops. While the Bible does teach there is to be a resurrection and a judgment at the end of the age (Hebrews 9:27-28), there is great concern over what the teaching of an eternal burning hell says about God’s character. The materials and articles on this site will draw attention to this concern with the hope that there will be a serious reconsideration of the subject as we see happening on various blogs and websites and on one website dedicated to the subject inviting proponents of both sides of the subject to dialogue respectfully in search of truth. This blog is a collection of materials from various Christian sources that give support to the Bible teaching of Conditional Immortality.
Ultimately, what is important to keep in mind is that God has promised a future for all people beyond this life and that our future centres on the Lord Jesus Christ through his love for all humanity. “He is not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). As God is our Creator and Sustainer we are beholden to him for life here and in the here after. We all have a choice to make while in this world, and God’s invitation couldn’t be clearer: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Explore the links under Categories on the Right.
THE OTHER SIDE OF DEATH
- Bad Eagle on Hell & Conditional Immortality
- Best of Belief
- Clark Pinnock's Views On Hell
- Edwin Froom On Immortality
- Immortality Of The Soul Or Resurrection Of The Dead
- Life And Immortality By Basil Atkinson
- My Conditionalist Archive
- Rethinking Hell
- The Cambridge Conditionalists
- The Other Side of Death
- The Righteous Judge by Harold E. Guillebaud
- Truth According To Scripture