In today’s Thursday Theology post I’d like to invite you to read a study on the subject of hell as it is written about in the Bible. You may find it refreshing to explore this subject in some depth. It is by no means a ‘black and white’ issue – it’s actually rather complex.
For instance, did you know that there are four different words that are translated as hell in the King James Version of the Bible? The meaning of some of these words might surprise you. Also, have you considered whether eternal conscious torment (ECT) is a Biblical idea, or one that theologians have invented outside of Scripture?
To guide us through the issues, I’d like to introduce my blogging friend Amanda and her blog Kindling Truth. As far as I know Amanda wouldn’t describe herself as an academic or theologian (she’s very modest), but she’s a great writer with a passion for Scripture and she has certainly done a brilliant job in producing a thorough study on the subject of hell.
So then, without further ado, here’s the link:
The Nature of Hell (Complete Series)
If that’s too much to read in one go, here’s the series in four parts:
The Nature of Hell (Part 1) – Hell Lost in Translation
The Nature of Hell (Part 2) – Does God Subject People to Never-Ending Torture?
The Nature of Hell (Part 3) – The Lake of Fire and The Second Death
The Nature of Hell (Part 4) – The Teachings of Jesus on Hell
I’m sure Amanda would be happy to answer any questions or comments on her blog, and you’re welcome to leave a comment here if you’d like to do so – I’d be grateful to hear from you if you feel you’d like to add to the discussion. God bless and thank you for reading!