Annihilationism: common beliefs

After defining annihilationism, we get to what annihilationists believe in general. It must be noted that, as with most of theology, no two annihilationists will present their case in exactly the same way. However, according to Global Dictionary of Theology: A...

Are we done? Annihilationism

A second alternative to the traditional view of hell is Annihilationism. Annihilationism is “the teaching that the postmortal punishment of unbelievers or the wicked will consist of their being blotted out of their existence so that they cease to be.” [1]...

Eternity: A New Testament understanding

The Old Testament did not define eternity as limitless time, that is more philosophy than Old Testament theology. So how does the New Testament define eternity? After the explanation, make sure you look at the questions that arise from this. Also, this information...

Universalism: General Characteristics Part 2

Picking up on the topic of universalism in our discussion of Hell, I want to continue looking at the general characteristics of universalism. Of the 14 characteristics found in the Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church, I have already...

Universalism? General Characteristics

The‚ Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church lists fourteen general characteristics of those universalists who affirm the reliability of Scripture. In this post, I want to look at the first seven characteristics. However, before we get into...

Universalsim: Definitions

As we begin to look at the biblical and historical theology of hell, we move now to one of two alternate theories. One theory is annihilationism and the second, and the one we will begin studying today, is universalism. Universalism is the belief that eventually all...

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