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Trials and Fermentations

The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour until all of it was leavened. (Matthew 13:33)

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Response to a Christian Universalist: Is There an Eternal Hell? Wouldn’t an All-Powerful God Save All People?

  Christian universalism is the belief that all people will eventually be reconciled to God and be saved, and that there is therefore no eternal hell. It is not the belief that salvation is available to all people if they choose

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Does John 3:18 Mean that All Non-Christians Go to Hell?

John 3:16. It’s everywhere. You even see it on placards at football games: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Then there’s

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How Many Hells did Swedenborg Say there Are?

Question: In his essay “The Red Angel,” the British writer and literary critic G.K. Chesterton (1874–1936) wrote: If you keep bogies and goblins away from children they would make them up for themselves. One small child in the dark can invent more

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Did Jesus ever actually say, “If you don’t believe in me you will go to hell”?

The question is: Did Jesus ever actually say, “If you don’t believe in me you will go to hell”? Short answer: No, Jesus never actually said that. He did say some things that seem to imply it, and that are

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Pain, Punishment, Prison, and Hell

In the course of a discussion on the recent article, “How Imagination and Fantasy Help our Spiritual Growth,” a reader named Frankly Frank said: “And hell is not a punishment”……. I dunno about that one, Lee. There are vivid accounts

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The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 4: God Condemns Us to Hell Because We’re Not Perfect?

For Part 3, click here: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 3: It’s Impossible to Satisfy God? Or start at the beginning: The Faulty Foundations of Faith Alone – Part 1: God is a Trinity of Persons? Based

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God, Forgiveness, Freedom, and Hell – Part 4

(Note: This article is the last of a four-part series. The first three parts were edited versions of a series of questions by a reader named Rami, and my answers, in the comments section of the article, “What is the

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God, Forgiveness, Freedom, and Hell – Part 3

(Note: This article is the third of a four-part series. The first three parts are edited versions of a series of questions by a reader named Rami, and my answers. The original versions appear in the comments section of the

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God, Forgiveness, Freedom, and Hell – Part 2

(Note: This article is the second of a four-part series. The first three parts are edited versions of a series of questions by a reader named Rami, and my answers. The original versions appear in the comments section of the

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