Over the past few weeks I have received many comments from people chiding me to provide a bit more depth in my treatment of the question of hell
. I must confess, however, that writing anything about a subject so terrifying and controversial is daunting, but I feel compelled to lay some of my views out there and then engage in the dialogue. Before I enter into this in a bit more depth, I want to say that by no means am I an expert on the subject, but as all Christians must, I have been wrestling with the concept of hell for quite some time and I am still working out my views on the matter. Thus, while I am presenting a very concise description of my views of hell in what will follow, I am open and flexible to changing that opinion as I dialogue with others. This post will be a series of posts over the next few weeks, as it will take quite a bit of extra space to present my ideas in a clear and hopefully cogent way.
In my previous post on hell I laid out a few of the more prevalent views and asked posters to comment on where they fell in this theological discussion. The views listed were as follows: Read the rest of this entry »