Wednesday, March 15, 2023

About infernal tarnation

Contrary to popular opinion, it is not Universalists that have “a lotta ‘splainin’ to do.” It’s the believers in eternal conscious torment who are in the weak position. Eternal damnation is not anywhere to be found in the original Hebrew and Greek Scriptures; nor is it affirmed in the Creeds of the Universal Church; nor is it dogma according to any Ecumenical Council. In short: It is not the dogmatic teaching of the Church.  “Hell” is an English word that was used in the KJV for Sheol, Hades, Gehenna, and even one time for Tartarus. But these are all very different things, none of them eternal or everlasting. Purgatory, as redemptive and salvific (not the “Romish doctrine”) is what the actual original New Testament sets forth clearly as the Apostles’ doctrine.

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