Rethinking Hell contributors Glenn Peoples and William Tanksley join Chris Date to play and respond to some clips from the Dividing Line and Unbelievable? programs, in which Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries critiques conditional immortality and annihilationism. This episode contains the last hour-and-a-half of their two-and-a-half hour discussion. Listen to episode 72 for part 1.

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Criticisms Podcast 2 Comments

Rethinking Hell contributors Glenn Peoples and William Tanksley join Chris Date to play and respond to some clips from the Dividing Line and Unbelievable? programs, in which Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries critiques conditional immortality and annihilationism. This episode contains the first hour of their two-and-a-half hour discussion. Listen to episode 73 for part 2.

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In the discussion regarding hell amongst evangelicals, Scripture should be our starting point and final authority. Of course, this doesn’t mean that historical theology is irrelevant. How the biblical texts have been interpreted throughout almost 2000 years of Church history matters in a very real sense. The Church Councils can be informative for our doctrine, but are not supposed to take precedence over Scripture. Sola Scriptura does not mean tradition doesn’t matter, but that Scripture is over tradition. But it’s worth looking at historical theology when trying to shed light on biblical interpretation when it comes to the doctrine of final punishment/hell.

In the discussion of final punishment, the Councils give us precious little to go on. However, some evangelicals have turned to the Second Council of Constantinople to assert that the early Church condemned all views other than eternal conscious torment. Continue reading

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Rethinking Hell contributor Chris Date is joined by former evangelical turned agnostic, Andrew Whyte, to discuss one unbeliever’s perspective on the intramural evangelical hell debate. This episode contains the second half of their two-and-a-quarter hour discussion.

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Apologetics Evangelism Interviews Podcast 3 Comments

Rethinking Hell contributor Chris Date is joined by former evangelical turned agnostic, Andrew Whyte, to discuss one unbeliever’s perspective on the intramural evangelical hell debate. This episode contains the first hour of their two-and-a-quarter hour discussion.

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Apologetics Evangelism Interviews Podcast 2 Comments