Daily Archives: September 25, 2018

Is Hell Just an Outdated Concept?

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Do We Still Need to Believe in Hell?” Dr. Scott G. Bruce, professor of history at Fordham University, argues that “Hell is a cruel and oppressive concept.”

The professor writes that “Hell lost some of its purchase on humankind in the 19th century when new scientific theories such as Darwinism eroded the authority of the Bible and the tides of sentiment turned against God’s wrath in favor of His mercy.”

“… In some distant, better future,” Bruce opines, “the foreclosure of Hell will be an important step in the maturation of human communities that can mete out justice on their own, without supernatural aid.” Continue reading


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