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Does hell burn for all eternity?

April 14th, 2013 |

Would a loving God burn people in hell for all eternity?  Suppose a 16 year old lived a life of rebellion, they forsook God and committed crimes around the neighborhood.  One day they tragically die, lost at the age of sixteen.  Would God punish that individual for trillions upon trillions of years, for sixteen years of sin?  Would this be fair?  If you were in God’s position would you burn that individual for all eternity? 

Many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, struggle with these concepts.  Thankfully they don’t have to, because the truth is radically different from what they believe.  Today we want to discover what the Bible, and the Bible alone has to say about this misunderstood subject of hell.

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Understanding 1 Peter 3:18-20: Did Jesus preach to spirits in hades or hell?

May 25th, 2012 |

One of the most misunderstood verses in the Bible is found in 1 Peter 3:18-20 which says “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water.”

What does this verse mean?  Did Jesus preach to spirits in hades or hell?  Or did He preach to fallen angels?  Or does this verse mean something completely different?  How can we understand this passage of Scripture?  When we look at 1 Peter 3:18-20 we must ask a few questions.

  • How did Jesus preach to these spirits in prison?
  • Who are these spirits in prison?
  • And when did He do this?

Thankfully the Bible gives us the answers.

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