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The Inescapable Love of God: The Aiónion Punishment of Gehenna

But what about hell? This is the question we all want answered. Did not Jesus and his Apostles explicitly warn us of the dire consequences of disbelief and impenitence? Did they not plainly teach that those who reject the divine … Continue reading

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Sometimes Eternity Ain’t Forever: Aiónios and the Universalist Hope

Words do not mean. People mean. ~ Alfred Korzybski ~ When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean– neither more nor less. ~ Humpty Dumpty ~ When discussing the question of eschatological punishment, defenders … Continue reading

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Committing Theological Fraud: St Basil the Great and David Bentley Hart

Having already published one caustic review of That All Shall Be Saved, First Things has just published yet another piece on the book: “Theological Fraud” by Michael Pakaluk. The accusive title will no doubt bait many clicks. So what is … Continue reading

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Apprehending Apokatastasis: What the Bible Says … and Doesn’t

But that’s not what the Bible says!—a not uncommon cry uttered by many who first encoun­ter the greater hope. If we Christians know anything, we know that the Bible teaches ever­lasting damnation, and we have the verses to prove it. … Continue reading

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