NT Wright: What is Hell?

June 27, 2010

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2 Responses to “NT Wright: What is Hell?”

  1. Rob Henry Says:

    I believe that there can be common ground about hell among those with differing opinions. Certainly, even apart from metaphorical explanations, there is room for a discussion of “torment,” such as Jesus’ mention of Lazarus and the rich man. There is room for metaphorical interpretations, in that there are some difficulties with taking all of what is written about hell literally. And, I see value in (and I personally am considering the possibility of) the annihilation view – the one in which hell begins with some of the torment described but ends eventually with the end of existence of those who have refused to believe in the Savior.

  2. W. Vida Says:

    Hi Rob,

    I don’t find the annihilation view helpful. I think that Revelation 22 shows people “outside the city” and conscious of it.

    If annihilation is true in any sense it is true in the sense of our humanity being annihilated. But death shall be no more and the dead (righteous and wicked) shall be raised (Dan 12:2).


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