Christ Crucified by Gerry Beauchemin
“For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” “He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.” “Announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.” (1Co 2:2; 1 Jn 2:2; Acts 10:34) Put it all together: I announce to you the good news of peace: Jesus Christ, the Lord of all, was crucified for the whole world! What GOOD NEWS! What does Jesus “crucified” have to do with the “good news of peace?” It has everything to do with it. It is the very substance of that peace. “Him crucified” implies …read more).
Conscience must be satisfied by Charles H. Pridgeon
Can we hear God’s voice in our hearts? I believe we can. God communicates with us through our God – given conscience. The doctrine of Eternal Torment violates our conscience. Who among us is not revolted at the thought of such a judgment when it is deeply and honestly contemplated? Humanity itself (created in God’s image) cries out “This cannot be!”
Destruction in the Bible by A.E.Knoch
Death and destruction, are thought by most Christians to refer to an eternal hell of suffering or to a state of annihilation. Thus, they are understood to be a permanent state. I think if we closely compare Scripture with Scripture, line upon line, we will see this falls short of what God is all about. Did you realize that the very ones Christ came to save are the “destroyed” ones? “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost [apollumi]” (Lu. 19:10). Apollumi is the very condition qualifying us for salvation!
Eternity in the Bible by Gerry Beauchemin (with Further Study Resource Links)
Scores of Biblical passages demonstrate that “aion” (mistranslated “eternal”) is of a limited duration. In his book God’s Methods with Man, G. Campbell Morgan (scholar, associate of D.L. Moody, and a highly respected expositor of Scripture), said: “Let me say to Bible students that we must be very careful how we use the word ‘eternity.’ We have fallen into great error in our constant use of that word. There is no word in the whole Book of God corresponding with our ‘eternal,’ which, as commonly used among us, means absolutely without end. The strongest Scripture word used with reference to the existence of God, is—’unto the ages of the ages,’ which does not literally mean eternally.
Gospel Quiz by Gerry Beauchemin
This quiz is a simple exercise to cause us to reflect on how the Gospel is being expressed. How accurate is our presentation of the GOOD NEWS? In fact, is our presentation of the Gospel even “good news” at all? I am sad to say, but with many Christians, the message of Christianity is the furthest thing from good news in the ears of anyone who truly loves the lost “as” themselves. Take a moment to see one very powerful way Paul proclaimed it.
Heresy and call to unity by Gerry Beauchemin (Revised)
“In essentials, Unity; In non-essentials, Liberty; In all things, Love.” “[Be] diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Eph. 4:3 Our tradition has indoctrinated us to reject anything outside our theological “boxes.” Everything outside is labeled heresy. It’s the same with Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, etc., and yes, Christians! We are all locked into systems, and only when we question and investigate our beliefs, do we discover greater truths about God. The Lord commanded us to…
Prayer is critical by Gerry Beauchemin
“Men always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1). Many erroneously think that because God is Sovereign and will accomplish all His will, that they need not pray for His will to be done on earth. This is a tragic mistake. Christ Himself prayed regularly and continues to pray even now (Heb. 7:25). And we, being members of His body, are also called to pray as we will see in this short meditation. But why? Why is it important that we pray? Learn why.
Revealing passage by Gerry Beauchemin
Have you ever heard of reading the white? Sometimes what a passage does not say is more important than what it does say. And the passage I will share with you now, in light of our topic, is clearly such a text. When you read it, be thinking about what might be missing in it. To me, this is one of the most striking passages, in the whole Bible, that discredits the idea of eternal torment for a lost humanity. If ever there was a scenario, or sermon, or parable where Christ should have mentioned an eternal hell, this is certainly it! Why? Because here, in this passage, Christ reveals precisely why we need to share the Gospel. Before clicking the link, can you think what text this might be?
Risk I took by Gerry Beauchemin
This is a short article where I share my personal struggle in deciding if I should or should not write a book about hell. The subject of hell, as you know, is not like other subjects. There are countless books on every subject you can imagine in Christian bookstores and websites. But books about eternal destiny, especially challenging the traditional view, are very few. Why? Think about it. Consider the risk you are taking. What is you are wrong? I thank God more and more believers are boldly confessing what they truly believe about hell. Christians are increasingly taking ownership of their beliefs. Fewer say: “My pastor says it; I believe it; that settles it.” The Bible commands us to study for ourselves to be approved by God. Will you?
Universalism? No! by Gerry Beauchemin
Is this Universalism? No. Find out why.