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Hell in the New Testament

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Hell in the New Testament is a constant reminder that there is a final accountabaility for our beliefs and behaviours in this life, whatever the particulars and temperature and durability of hell may be. It is a reminder that this life is basically a time of decision, and the decisions we make now can indeed have eternal consequences in the afterlife. And frankly this is not bad news. It is part of the Good News that in the end justice as well as mercy, righteousness as well as compassion, and holiness as well as love wins.

Ben Witherington

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From the book "Gagging Jesus: Things Jesus Said We Wish He Hadn't"

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We notice also that Paul

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We notice also that Paul finds a basic unity, even identity between the love of God as it is shown in the objective, factual event of Christ’s death on the cross and as it is experienced “in the heart” by teh believer (v5b). An emotional feeling of God’s love in itself, is little comfort to th eperson who is lost, condemned, doomed for hell. But a cold, sober historical interpretation that indeed “God love the world” on the cross is of little benefit to a person until that love is experienced, is received, by faith in Christ. It is when these are properly experienced as two aspects of one great love, ultimately indivisible, that our assurance that “hope will not put us to shame” v5a will be strong and unshakable.

Douglas Moo

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From the book "Epistle to the Romans (New International Commentary on the New Testament)"

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