July 24, 2019:
Dr. TONY COSTA,
Professor of Apologetics & Islam @
Toronto Baptist Seminary, who will address:
“CONDITIONAL IMMORTALITY vs.
ETERNAL CONSCIOUS PUNISHMENT:
Is HEAVEN the ONLY PLACE Where SOULS
WILL LIVE FOREVER?”
(A Prelude to a Future Debate with
Conditional Immortality Advocate Chris Date)
& announcing the upcoming
Conference with TONY COSTA
@ The Church At Friendship in Hockley, Texas!!
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Chris: I understand your point made in this broadcast that this is a matter of eschatology. However, and without disagreeing with you, I would add that it is also a matter of anthropology first, then thanatology and soteriology, and most significantly, of hermeneutics. The meaning of certain words is often focused on in discussions of this issue. The exegesis of the specific contexts where they occur becomes the building blocks of Biblical theology, which must be erected before the systematic theological conclusions which, unfortunately, so many start with.
I would hope that at least some of the following works would be studied by those listening to your broadcast.
Conditional Immortality: An Annihilationism Twist
(as taught by Philip E. Hughes, John R. W. Stott, et al.)
Chronological Bibliography of works that address this error, including books, articles, chapters, seminars, and blog posts:
W. G. T. Shedd, The Doctrine of Endless Punishment (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1885).
Sir Robert Anderson, Human Destiny, 2nd ed. (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1887).
Stewart D. F. Salmond, The Christian Doctrine of Immortality, Cunningham Lecture series (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1895).
Stewart D. F. Salmond, “Hell,” in A Dictionary of the Bible, Dealing with its Language, Literature, and Contents, Including the Biblical Theology, ed. James Hastings, Vol. 2 (Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1898), pp. 343-346; on Bible Research at http://www.bible-researcher.com/hell1.html [accessed 31 OCT 2017].
William C. Irvine, ed., Heresies Exposed, 10th ed. (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, Inc., n.d., 1978 reprint, 29 printings between 1917 and 1955 from original “Timely Warnings”), pp. 15-19.
Robert Morey, Death and the Afterlife (Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2001, 1984).
John H. Gerstner, Repent Or Perish: A Biblical Response to the Conservative Attack on Hell (Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1990, and Ligonier Ministries Incorporated, 1997).
Alan W. Gomes, “Evangelicals and the Annihilation of Hell, Part One,” Christian Research Journal 13 (Spring 1991), pp. 14-19; on Bible Research at http://www.bible-researcher.com/hell4.html [accessed 31 OCT 2017]; and “Evangelicals and the Annihilation of Hell, Part Two,” Christian Research Journal 14 (Summer 1991), pp 8-13; on Bible Research at http://www.bible-researcher.com/hell5.html [accessed 31 OCT 2017]; both articles combined in a PDF file on Alan Gomes at http://www.alangomes.com/Publications/Hell.pdf [accessed 31 OCT 2017].
William V. Crockett, Zachary J. Hayes, Clark H. Pinnock, and John F. Walvoord, Four Views on Hell, Counterpoints Series, gen. ed. William V. Crockett, series ed. Stanley N. Gundry (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, 1992).
Robert A. Peterson, and P. L. Peterson, Hell on Trial: The Case for Eternal Punishment (Nutley, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1995).
John Blanchard, Whatever Happened to Hell? (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1995).
J. I. Packer, “Evangelical Annihilationalism in Review,” Reformation & Revival, 6:2 (Spring 1997), pp. 37-52; on Biblical Studies at https://biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/ref-rev/06-2/6-2_packer.pdf [accessed 25 DEC 2017]; and on The Highway at http://www.the-highway.com/annihilationism_Packer.html [accessed 25 DEC 2017].
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), Great Doctrines of the Bible: The Church and the Last Things (Wheaton: Crossway, 1998), s.v. “Conditional Immortality or a Second Chance?”
Trevor P. Craigen, “Eternal Punishment in John’s Revelation,” The Master’s Seminary Journal 9:2 (Fall 1998), pp. 191-201; on The Master’s Seminary at https://www.tms.edu/m/tmsj9i.pdf [accessed 30 OCT 2017].
Richard L. Mayhue, “Hell: Never, Forever, or Just For Awhile?” The Master’s Seminary Journal 9:2 (Fall 1998), pp. 129-145; on The Master’s Seminary at https://www.tms.edu/m/tmsj9f.pdf [accessed 30 OCT 2017].
Larry D. Pettegrew, “A Kinder, Gentler Theology of Hell?” The Master’s Seminary Journal 9:2 (Fall 1998), pp. 203-217; on The Master’s Seminary at https://www.tms.edu/m/tmsj9j.pdf [accessed 31 OCT 2017].
James E. Rosscup, “Paul’s Concept of Eternal Punishment,” The Master’s Seminary Journal 9:2 (Fall 1998), pp. 169-189; on The Master’s Seminary at https://www.tms.edu/m/tmsj9h.pdf [accessed 31 OCT 2017].
Robert L. Thomas, “Jesus’ View of Eternal Punishment,” The Master’s Seminary Journal 9:2 (Fall 1998), pp. 147-167; on The Master’s Seminary at https://www.tms.edu/m/tmsj9g.pdf [accessed 31 OCT 2017].
Robert A. Peterson, “Undying Worm, Unquenchable Fire: What is hell—eternal torment or annihilation? A look at the Evangelical Alliance’s The Nature of Hell” (23 OCT 2000), on Christianity Today at http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/october23/1.30.html?order=&start=1 [accessed 24 JUL 2012].
Gregory K. Beale, Daniel I. Block, Sinclair B. Ferguson, R. Albert Mohler Jr., Douglas J. Moo, Christopher W. Morgan, J. I. Packer, Robert A. Peterson, Robert Yarbrough, Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment, gen eds. Christopher W. Morgan, and Robert A. Peterson (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007, 2004).
Travis Allen, “Is Hell Really Endless?” (6 MAY 2011), on Grace to You at https://www.gty.org/library/blog/B110506/is-hell-really-endless [accessed 31 OCT 2017].
William D. Mounce, “Apollumi, “destroy,” and Annihilationism (Monday with Mounce: Repost)” (JUL 2011), on koinonia at
http://zondervan.typepad.com/koinonia/2011/07/apollumi-annihilationism.html [accessed 11 AUG 2014].
John MacArthur, “The Truth About Hell” (4 DEC 2011), sermon 80-376 on Grace to You at https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/80-376/the-truth-about-hell [accessed 31 OCT 2017].
Matt Waymeyer, “Seminar Session 3 – Hell Under Fire” (1:15:19 audio) at Shepherd’s Conference (4-8 MAR 2012), on Grace Community Church at https://www.gracechurch.org/sermons/6776 [accessed 26 JUN 2017].
Mike Witmer, “rethinking hell” (30 SEP 2014), on Don’t Stop Believing at http://mikewittmer.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/rethinking-hell/ [30 SEP 2014].
Denny Burk, John Stackhouse, Robin Parry, and Jerry Walls, Four Views on Hell, 2nd ed., Counterpoints series, eds. Preston Sprinkle and Stanley N. Gundry (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016).
Eric Davis, “Analyzing Annihilationism: Will Those in Hell Cease to Exist?” (22 JUN 2017), on the Cripplegate at http://thecripplegate.com/analyzing-annihilationism/ [accessed 30 OCT 2017].
Tim Barnett, “Hell Interrupted – Part 1,” (1 SEP 2017), on Stand to Reason at https://www.str.org/SolidGroundSept2017HellInterrupted [accessed 22 SEP 2017].
Bobby Grow, “Ruminating On An Argument Against Annihilationism,” (28 SEP 2017), on The Evangelical Calvinist at https://growrag.wordpress.com/2017/09/28/ruminating-on-an-argument-against-annihilationism/ [accessed 2 OCT 2017].
Tim Barnett, “Hell Interrupted – Part 2” (31 OCT 2017), on Stand to Reason at https://www.str.org/solidgroundnovember2017hellinterruptedpart2 [accessed 1 NOV 2017].
Jacob Brunton, “Before Rethinking Hell, Rethink the Worthiness,” on For the New Christian Intellectual at https://christianintellectual.com/before-rethinking-hell-rethink-the-worthiness-of-god/ [accessed 11 SEP 2018].
Tim Barnett, “Hell Interrupted – Part 3” (1 JUL 2019), on Stand to Reason at https://www.str.org/SolidGroundJuly2019-hell-interrupted-3#.XRqjcOtKiUk [accessed 1 JUL 2019].