Category Archives: Age of Accountability

An Email About Romans 5, Part 3 (The Age of Accountability)

Dan wrote a passionate comment, questioning where the conditionalism theory might take us in terms of infants and others who are not morally accountable. I recommend that you read it. I thank Dan for it, because he’s pushed me to dig … Continue reading

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The Age of Accountability: Conditional Immortality: The Nature of Damnation

We now have to consider a more biblical understanding of damnation. It damnation isn’t eternal torture, just how bad can it be? Should we still be motivated to seek and save the lost? If the damned will simply be destroyed, … Continue reading

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Age of Accountability: Conditional Immortality: In Response to Objections in the Comments

I suspect I’m pushing the limits of the readers’ patience by continuing to discuss conditional immortality without getting back to the age of accountability question, and so I’ll try to answer the objections recently made in the comments very simply. … Continue reading

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The Age of Accountability: Conditional Immortality: Other Counter Arguments, Part 2

Revelation 6 (Rev 6:9-11 ESV) 9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.  10 They cried … Continue reading

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The Age of Accountability: Conditional Immortality: Other Counter Arguments, Part 1

Anonymous and Alexander have weighed in with a series of verses to argue against the position I’ve argued for here. I’ve spent more time on the conditional immortality argument than I meant to, but I’m not surprised — and I … Continue reading

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The Age of Accountability: Conditional Immortality: The Rich Man and Lazarus; Where Are the Dead? Part 2

Argument 5: The traditional view of “Where Are the Dead” is Flawed About 100 years ago, someone published a tract called “Where Are the Dead?” Several denominations were so impressed that they adopted its arguments as their standard position, and … Continue reading

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The Age of Accountability: Conditional Immortality: The Rich Man and Lazarus; Where Are the Dead? Part 1

Not surprisingly, Alexander has weighed in with another thoughtful, weighty comment regarding Jesus’ story of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luk 16:19-31 ESV)  19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted … Continue reading

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The Age of Accountability: Conditional Immortality: Old Testament Thoughts; Degrees of Punishment

Immortality Immortality is not an inherent element of human life. Rather, immortality is something God gives to those who are faithful – (1 Tim 6:15-16) which God will bring about in his own time — God, the blessed and only … Continue reading

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The Age of Accountability: Conditional Immortality: Heaven on Earth; the Destruction of the Damned

Lesson 4: At the end of time, heaven comes to earth The usual teaching is that God will destroy the earth and we’ll all leave to live with God in heaven forever. That’s not really what the Bible says. (Rev 21:1-4 ESV) … Continue reading

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The Age of Accountability: Conditional Immortality: Responding to Objections

Alexander has posted several objections to my understanding of conditional immortality. As always, Alexander’s concerns are thought provoking and weighty. I’ll work through them one at a time. Are the lost resurreccted bodily as well? I see no reason why … Continue reading

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