afterlife Archive

Soul Sleep

Hank answers the question: when we die, do we immediately go to heaven or hell, or do we enter a

What about Purgatory?

Roman Catholicism teaches that believers incur debts that must inevitably be discharged in Purgatory “before the gates of heaven can be opened.” While Purgatory is not equivalent to a second chance for unbelievers, it is nonetheless decidedly unbiblical. First, the doctrine of Purgatory undermines the sufficiency of Christ’s atonement on the cross. Scripture declares that […]

Is annihilationism biblical?

Just as universalism is the rage in liberal Christianity, so too annihilation is gaining momentum in conservative Christian circles. The question of course is— is annihilationism biblical? First, common sense dictates that a God of love and justice does not arbitrarily annihilate the crowning jewels of his creation. Far from rubbing us out, he graciously […]

If heaven is perfect, won’t it be perfectly boring?

An all-too-prevalent perception in Christianity and the culture is that heaven is going to be one big bore. That, however, is far from true. Rather, heaven will be a place of continuous learning, growth, and development. By nature, humans are finite, and that is how it always will be. While we will have an incredible […]

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