To all of the visitors and responses during our absence; thank you! While we escaped to Becky Mountain, you offered some meaningful thoughts on the current series here at RIHG.
It appears that there are mixed emotions regarding whether studies like “the reality of hell” should be a public discussion, considering that the mainstream church has established an historical stance on this doctrine.
The difficulty of our day however, is that with the click of a few buttons, anyone with internet access can now be a dabbler of the theologies. It is a possibility being taken advantage of by the many.
What I mean to suggest is that for every defender of the age-old understanding of an eternal place of torment, there is another site one click away with an all together different approach to the meanings of hell’s supportive passages.
Wouldn’t it be wise to admit these thoughts are out there, discuss them, and test them against the Word?
I am checking my motives continuously. I pray my desire is not to argue from my vantage, but to hear the Word of God speak.
It’s relatively easy for me to read the Bible through the lens of my preconceptions. There’s fifty years of them stored in this aging mind, so I don’t think it heresy to hear another’s mind. With a little humility, I may learn something.
We’ll not soon master His Word; let us rather be mastered by it.
- Presuming Upon Hell (mtsweat.com)
- Pondering the Pardon to an Interuption: O’ Hell, where is your victory? (mtsweat.com)
- The Context of Hell (mtsweat.com)