Tag Archives: Eschaton

Surprised by Hell: Plato and the New Testament

Fudge points out that the question of immortality was a favorite of Greek philosophers. The seminal work on the subject was Plato’s Phaedo, a dialogue on the question that was well-known among First Century Hellenistic people. The debate Plato writes … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hell: Substitionary Atonement

[I'm filling in some gaps in my own research by reading through Fudge's The Fire that Consumes. I'm posting multiple posts today, as I want to get finished and move to the next topic.] One of the fundamental doctrines of … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hell: Eternal Punishment

The favorite proof text of the everlasting-torment position is Matt 25:46 — (Mat 25:46) “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” As I’ve previously noted, “eternal” translates aionios, the adjective form of aion, … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hell: The Devil and His Angels

This is just a note to comment on the fact that, although lost humans will die in the Lake of Fire, the devil and his angels will suffer perpetual, unending torment. (Mat 25:41) “Then he will say to those on … Continue reading

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Surprised by Hell: The Consuming Fire

Up to this point, I remain astonished at how consistent the scriptures are on the fate of the saved and lost. But there is an inconsistency. Revelation describes those outside of Jesus as dying in the Lake of Fire, this … Continue reading

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