by Jonathan Parnell | February 17, 2012
The doctrine of hell is important — and extremely unpopular.
In this episode of Theology Refresh, David Platt talks about the priority of God’s word as we approach this doctrine and faithfully serve the gospel in light of its reality.
Platt explains that hell is the manifestation that our sin against an infinitely holy God warrants infinitely eternal punishment. Moreover, when we minimize the reality of hell, we actually malign the mercy of God — because central to the fact of hell is that it is escapable. Jesus has endured the wrath of God on our behalf so that all who trust in him will be delivered from God’s wrath and brought into fellowship with him forever.
Stream or download the 13-minute audio.
Recommended resources on the doctrine of hell:
- Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment, multiple authors.
- Hell on Trial: The Case for Eternal Punishment, Robert Peterson
- Whatever Happened to Hell?, John Blanchard
- What Is Hell?, Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson
- Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle
Jefferson Bethke, the writer and creator of Why I hate religion but love Jesus has come out with another video - Sex, Marriage & Fairytales - which addresses some of the most pervasive problems in the church and it comes just in time for the release of Mark Driscoll’s new #1 New York Times Best Seller, Real Marriage.
— John Wycliffe (via jtmoody)