Episode 35: Straight Thinking About Hell Part 1, with Daniel Sinclair and Chris Date

In the three most recent episodes of their Straight Thinking podcast, Reasons to Believe featured Ken Samples discussing the biblical doctrine of hell and final punishment, and offering some criticisms of conditional immortality and annihilationism. In this episode, fellow Rethinking Hell contributor Daniel Sinclair joins Chris Date to share their thoughts in response. Stay tuned for part two in the next episode.

Please note: None of the three major views on hell is monolithic, in terms of what proponents might believe and how they argue. We always endeavor to represent other views fairly, however on occasion we do refer to weaker versions, and we sometimes generalize. Relevant to this episode, we are aware that many universalists affirm the judgment of the lost and their suffering in hell. We look forward to engaging with the strongest versions of universalism in the future, and their foremost proponents.


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  • thomas

    If i am made in a image , doesn’t image mean like it not is it? Premise 1 i am a image of GOD Premise 2 GOD is Creator premise 3 therefore i am a Creator premise 4 i have creative abilities and imagination but cannot create something from nothing Premise 5 GOD is Creator and image is co-creator or imaginator. Premise 1 GOD is all powerful and all knowledge premise 2 i am a image of GOD therefore i am all powerful and all knowledgeable premise three i have not all power nor know everything therefore i am powerful and knowing.

  • thomas

    Premise 1 GOD is a eternal immortal spirit premise 2 i am a image of GOD therefore i am a eternal immortal spirit premise 3 i am not eternal ,immortal or spirit but a living mortal soul.

    1 Corinthians 15:42-49

    So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
    It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
    It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
    And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
    Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
    The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
    As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
    And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

  • thomas

    I hope this helps but if you read cor 15:50-55 thoroughly it says flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom or incorruption and corruption cannot inherit immortality

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