Books & Studies

Why Hell Must Be Eternal

16 May, 2017 messianicapologetics 0

While it is unfortunately very true that there is a level of controversy present in today’s theological studies, over what happens to the deceased between death and resurrection—a much higher debate takes place regarding what occurs to unrepentant, unrighteous sinners. Do these people experience a never-ending, ongoing eternal punishment? Or, do these people experience an obliteration from existence? Strong and firm disagreements between those who affirm some sort of ongoing eternal punishment, versus those who believe in annihilationism, have been present in Christian theology for the past century. These debates have been taken up by many people within the broad, […]

Eternal Punishment

Matthew 10:28

26 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 29 AUGUST, 2007 How can your ministry adhere to an ongoing punishment for the condemned in the Lake of Fire, when Yeshua Himself clearly says that the condemned will be destroyed? In Matthew 10:28 Yeshua says, “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” The emphasis of His remark is clearly that we are to fear God, versus fearing human beings. While human beings might have the power to kill a person, God has the power to […]

Eternal Punishment

Hell, Metaphorical View

13 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 1

POSTED 26 JULY, 2011 What does your ministry think about the metaphorical view of eternal punishment? Could you explain this view to me more fully? The metaphorical view of eternal punishment has a longstanding acceptance within much of Protestant Christian theology since the Reformation, even though many of today’s Messianic Believers have never even heard of it. The rise of the acceptance of annihilation, the belief that the unrighteous condemned will suffer extinction from existence, has largely been in response to the abuses of the literal view of eternal punishment. The literal view advocates that the unrighteous condemned will have […]

Death

Why Hell Must Be Eternal

17 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

originally posted 01 July, 2011 reproduced from Why Hell Must Be Eternal The topic of eternal punishment is one of the most unpleasant and least desirable that any Bible teacher will ever have to discuss. I myself get no sense of enthusiasm, excitement, anticipation—and certainly no joy—out of the requirement that any discussion on death, the afterlife, and human destiny requires an analysis of what happens to the unredeemed. This is something that simply has to be addressed, and one which the author of Hebrews actually considers to be elementary to people of faith (Hebrews 6:2). To only address the positive […]

Eternal Punishment

Annihilationism (eternal punishment)

3 August, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 23 FEBRUARY, 2010 Do you believe that the condemned suffer eternal torment in the Lake of Fire or are destroyed? We believe that the condemned who do not receive Yeshua the Messiah as their Personal Savior will spend a conscious eternity separated from God. This period will be never-ending and is described all throughout Scripture by a number of descriptions such as separation, outer darkness, torment, banishment, etc. It is possible that Biblical language describing fire and smoke in the Lake of Fire may be figurative, or would only be part of the scenery of the dimension that those […]