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
In a recent interview with an atheist journalist, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis reportedly said that unbelievers don’t go to hell, hell doesn’t exist, instead, their souls are annihilated.
“Those who repent obtain God’s forgiveness and go among the ranks of those who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot be forgiven disappear. There is no hell – there is the disappearance of sinful souls,” the Pope allegedly claimed. Continue reading
In response to the Islamist terrorist attack in Manchester, England, which killed 22 people and wounded 120, evangelical leader Franklin Graham posted a sharply worded warning on his facebook page.
“EVIL LOSERS. President Donald J. Trump was so right when he called the Manchester Islamic terrorists ‘losers.’ The truth is, they’re losers in this world and in the next.” Continue reading
Every Saturday the Kansas City Star has a column entitled Voices of Faith. They pose a question and then ask two local religious leaders to address it. Often their answers consist of personal opinions, particular denominational doctrine, or concepts from pop culture.
Last Saturday’s question was “What’s the purpose of Hell?” Continue reading
In his morning Transcript today, Cal Thomas, wrote about the recent death of Swedish actress Anita Ekberg. I didn’t recognize her name or the famous film that Thomas mentioned. So I googled her name.
Anita Ekberg is described as an “International Screen Beauty” and a “1950’s Sex Symbol.” But she did appear in the movie “Abbott and Costello Go to Mars.” So, I may have seen her years ago and didn’t remember! However, what caught my attention was a quote that came during an interview at her 75th birthday. Continue reading