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What Does Hell Tell Us About the Character of God?

Is the doctrine of hell compatible with a loving God? Does Scripture specifically teach eternal conscious punishment or is annihilationism the biblical doctrine? Does the absence of hell cheapen the gospel? Is the doctrine of hell an acceptable belief for contemporary Christians or is it archaic and outdated?

In this video, Alan Gomes discusses the doctrine of hell and how it relates to God’s loving nature.

Alan W. Gomes

Alan W. Gomes is Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) in La Mirada, California. Dr. Gomes has published widely both for academic and for popular audiences. His most recent book is 40 Questions About Heaven and Hell (Kregel, 2018), and he is currently writing a book on the atonement. He has contributed, both as an author and as an editor, to numerous dictionary, encyclopedia, and book projects, including his work as the series editor of the acclaimed 15-volume Zondervan Guide to Cults and Religious Movements. He also edited an updated edition of W. G. T. Shedd’s Dogmatic Theology (Presbyterian and Reformed, 2004). His academic work has appeared in numerous journals, including Harvard Theological Review, Reformation and Renaissance Review, and Westminster Theological Journal.  

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