Evangelical Christians agree that a dreadful destiny awaits those who reject God¡¯s presence now. According to the traditional majority view, that destiny will involve everlasting conscious torment in hell. However, believers are increasingly questioning the traditional view, finding it unbiblical and inconsistent with God¡¯s own character.
This internationally acclaimed book investigates the whole teaching of Scripture on the topic of final punishment, and concludes that hell will involve the irreversible destruction of body and soul, leaving room for whatever degree of conscious torment God justly decrees in any individual case. An Evangelical Book Club Selection.
Edward William Fudge is a Christian theologian, Bible teacher, church leader and practicing attorney. He has a graduate degree in biblical languages and a doctorate in law. His books have been published by InterVarsity Press, Baker Book House and Paternoster Press; his articles by Christianity Today and other periodicals. He maintains an international Internet ministry at www.EdwardFudge.com.