A year ago I did a post on the subject of Hell. It included a list of articles from a rich diversity of ministers who had various reasons for tackling the subject. The articles are below.
My purpose for the post was to raise “Hell” to its biblical place of priority. However, it seems that the universalist and annihilationalist are doing their best to keep the subject in their biblical mythology casket.
Al Mohler has a couple of recent posts addressing the “hellish” topic. He is a true “antagonizer”of the faith. I chose to “cut to the center of his article” since it began with a question. Unlike Rob Bell and more like the Apostle Paul, Dr. Mohler asks and gives concrete answers. How refreshing!
“What happened to evangelical convictions about hell?
The first issue is a changed view of God. The biblical vision of God has been rejected by the culture as too restrictive of human freedom and offensive to human sensibilities. God’s love has been redefined so that it is no longer holy. God’s sovereignty has been reconceived so that human autonomy is undisturbed. In recent years, even God’s omniscience has been redefined to mean that God perfectly knows all that He can perfectly know, but He cannot possibly know a future based on free human decisions.
Evangelical revisionists promote an understanding of divine love that is never coercive and would disallow any thought that God would send impenitent sinners to eternal punishment in the fires of hell. They are seeking to rescue God from the bad reputation He picked up by associating with theologians who for centuries taught the traditional doctrine. God is just not like that, they reassure. He would never sentence anyone — however guilty — to eternal torment and anguish.”
>Al Mohler….How can a God of love send anyone to Hell http://www.albertmohler.com/2009/08/31/how-can-a-god-of-love-send-anyone-to-hell/#
>John Piper….How willingly do people go to Hell?
>N.T. Wright: What is Hell like? http://www.outofur.com/archives/2010/01/ur_video_nt_wri_1.html
>J.I.Packer…..Annihilation and Hell http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2009/11/packer-on-hell.php
>R.T. Kendall…Raising Hell http://www.ministrytodaymag.com/index.php/evangelical-essentials/17076-raising-hell
>D.A. Carson…. The Terror of Hell and Preach Hell http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2009/11/09/the-existence-of-god-the-reality-of-evil-and-the-terror-of-hill/