Why does Hell last Forever?

This post comes from the blog of Russell Moore.  It addresses a question many people have asked, and a subject that has been discussed quite a bit lately by “Christian” authors.  Moore answers this question with simplicity while remaining true to Scripture’s teachings.  Great read!

For the past several weeks, evangelical Christians have spent a lot of time talking about Rob Bell’s new book, Love Wins, in which he seeks to redefine the Christian doctrine of hell. As others have noted, Bell’s argument is not new at all. But Bell’s central point is always relevant. One of his questions weighs particularly heavily. Why, if there is a hell, is it forever?

The idea of eternal hell weighs heavily on the heart, as we think of those we know and love apart from Christ. Sometimes a devilish desire to condemn (”You will not surely die”) is behind a denial of future judgment, but sometimes the human motive is just the unbearable gravity of it all. Why, Bell and others before him ask, would God sentence an everlasting punishment for crimes committed in what God himself describes as a life so quick that it’s like a vapor of mist?

First of all…  Click HERE to read the rest of this article over at Russell Moore’s blog.

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