The Rich Man & Lazarus: A Picture of Eternal Torment?

Mainstream Christian theology teaches that hell is eternal conscious torment. I contend that the Bible doesn’t teach that. A few passages in the Bible do seem to refer to eternal conscious torment. One of them is the story about the rich man and Lazarus.

8 People Who Did Not Go to Heaven (Yet)

8 People Who Did Not Go to Heaven (Yet)

Many people — and most Christians — believe that people go to heaven when they die. This belief is not supported by scripture.

Donald Trump

Finding Pleasure in Others’ Pain?

We each need a heart that sorrows when others are hurting, a heart that seeks to bless rather than curse, a heart so full of love that there is no room for hate. We need the heart of God.

Good and evil

Good and Evil: Temporary Travel Companions

There was a time when there was only good. Then evil entered the picture. But evil is a companion of good for a limited time only. One of these days, if we choose to trust God, our knowledge of evil will be only a memory.

Elizabeth Whitworth blog

How to Keep Your Brother from Starting a Cult

James wasn’t a blind believer in Jesus. He wasn’t an in-the-bag follower, just because He was his brother or a nice guy. James believed only when he was presented with compelling evidence.

Purgatory / hell

Why a Protestant Would Like the Idea of Purgatory

It is important that we know where ideas come from, especially the ideas we embrace or reject. It matters why we believe what we believe. We would be wise to base our beliefs — not on desires or hopes or an attempted explanation of one person’s notion — but on evidence.