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Do the Fires of Hell Come From God? (Christian Questions Radio)


Do the Fires of Hell Come From God? (Christian Questions Radio – Descriptions below were obtained from the CQ website)
(Please note that we do not necessarily agree with all details presented in the presentations linked to below.)

  • Part 1 — Defining “weeping and gnashing of teeth” * Christianity is all about salvation in Christ Jesus, but it is also about judgment and accountability for wrongdoing. All Christians believe that Jesus clearly addressed both the salvation and judgment, but we are widely divided on what he meant by his words. Did Jesus teach that all who do not accept him are doomed to eternity in the ravaging and torturous fires of an ever burning hell or did Jesus teach that the ultimate consequence for those who do not either now or later accept him is eternal death? [Main scriptures discussed: Matthew 8:12; Matthew 13:40; Matthew 13:42; Matthew 22:13; Matthew 13:50; Matthew 24:51; Matthew 25:30; Luke 13:28.]
  • Part 2 – Defining “Gehenna” – place of torment or destruction? * Several weeks ago we began to talk about the destiny of sinners as described in the Bible. In Part I of our series, we looked at the biblical phrase “weeping and gnashing of teeth” – who it applied to and when. We found out that it really has nothing at all to do with any kind of eternal punishment. In Part II, we look at an even more pointed biblical phrase – “Hellfire.” Where does it come from, how is it used and is it referring to eternal torment and torture? Stay with us! [Main scriptures discussed: Isaiah 30:33; Isaiah 66:24; Matthew 5:22; Matthew 5:29; Matthew 5:30; Matthew 10:28; Matthew 18:8; Matthew 18:9; Matthew 23:15; Matthew 23:33; Mark 9:43; Mark 9:44; Mark 9:45; Mark 9:46; Mark 9:47; Mark 9:48; Luke 12:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; James 3:6]
  • Part 3 — Old and New Testament “hell” and the Rich Man and Lazarus * The world is messed up. If you believe in God, then you most likely believe in some sort of ultimate justice system. The question is, what does God’s system of justice consist of – what kind of penalty? For generations, the majority of Christianity has believed in a hell of fire and torment as the answer to this question. However, there is a mountain of biblical evidence to the contrary. On this program, we will embark on Part III of our series that examines this evidence. We will look at some of the really difficult and seemingly contradictory Scriptures that talk about the condition of those who were evil in this life. Do they go to hell? Is there fire and torment in hell? [Main scriptures examined: Deuteronomy 32:22; 1 Samuel 2:6; Job 14:13; Psalm 9:17; Psalm 16:10; Psalm 55:15; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Hosea 13:14; Matthew 16:18; Luke 16:23; Luke 16:24; Luke 16:24; Acts 2:27; 1 Corinthians 15:55; 2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 14:10; Revelation 14:11; Revelation 20:10; Revelation 20:13; Revelation 20:14]

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