“Hell and Mr. Fudge”
Another movie is being released on the subject of Hell – “Hell and Mr. Fudge.” The doctrine or teaching that God torments His creation in eternal literal fire is being challenged in the Christian world like never before. If you believe in an all powerful all loving God then listen to what your heart is telling you! It could be the still small voice of the Holy Spirit confirming the truth. God would NEVER EVER torment His children in fire period, never mind “forever.” It has never even crossed His mind! Jer. 32:35
This new movie is based on the life of Edward Fudge, the author of “The Fire that Consumes.” This was one of the first books I read when I began studying the topic of Hell. Fudge was challenged to study this subject in depth and came to the conclusion that Hell was a judgment of God resulting in annihilation. My further research led me to a different conclusion – see “Hope Beyond Hell.” But I appreciate the contribution that Edward Fudge has provided in my quest for the truth. I think it is a great step in the right direction from the traditional view, but only a step – and not the destination. I’m looking forward to seeing the movie of this brother’s life.
Based on a True Story*:
“Edward Fudge, a young Bible-belt preacher, gets a surprise visit from an eccentric stranger who has a bizarre request. He wants Fudge to investigate Hell.
Son of a respected church leader known for his conservative religious views, Edward is confident that whatever the Bible really teaches is right. Trained in biblical languages and theology, he finds the proposal intriguing. He agrees to take it on, not knowing where it will lead. He dedicates a year of his life to a systematic study of Hell – and his life will never be the same again.
As Fudge immerses himself in research, other aspects of his life begin to crumble. Leaders of his own denomination attack him for suggesting that members of other churches can be saved.
His own congregation – people he loves and serves – fires him after he invites a black man to pray from the podium. The publishing company he has worked for since childhood terminates his employment because he refuses to recant his liberal positions.
He becomes so committed to his research that his relationship with his wife and children begins to suffer. And, most importantly, in the course of his investigation some of his core beliefs about God and judgment and eternity are shaken from their foundations. Ultimately, Fudge emerges as a defender of faith and Scripture, and a champion for God’s love.
Today Edward Fudge is a well-respected author, lecturer, and theologian. The book that resulted from his research, The Fire That Consumes, is a compelling study on the subject of Hell and eternal torment. It stands as a testimony to a man who had the courage to search for truth and to pay the price for what he found.”
* Taken from: http://hellandmrfudge.com/