The Damned May Enter – Chapter 14

Chapter 14 Chaparral, California Jacob crossed the threshold into St. Jude’s and stepped into another world. There was a palpable mystery and wonder to the place that transcended its well-crafted interior. He walked along the glazed concrete floor, taking in the spacious interior of the tavern. The table tops were made of the same warm […]

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To Hell with Them? Part 5

” – They who will give an account to him who is ready to judge the quick and the dead. Because it was for this that the good tidings were proclaimed to the dead, that though judged in the flesh according to human beings they might live in the spirit according to God.” 1 Peter […]

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To Hell with Them? Part 4

Baptism with Fire and St. Gregory of Nyssa’s On the Resurrection: “…He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matthew 3:13) The fires of hell are a reality that cannot be dismissed in any honest reading of the New Testament. However, as I have stated throughout this series on Universal Salvation, the issue […]

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The Harrowing of Hell

This post is related to the ‘To Hell With Them? series (Part 1 and Part 2) I am working through. However, I will take a more aesthetic approach here and share a brief but important section of my upcoming novel The Damned May Enter that deals with the Harrowing of Hell. In the Harrowing of […]

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Herr Barth, “Is Hell Part of the Gospel?” (Barth in Conversation)

I read a great post by Stephen Morrison over at his blog today. The link is below, he has some great quotes from one of my favorite theologians, Karl Barth. Here’s a couple: Should teaching about hell be part of the proclamation of the gospel? No! No! No! The proclamation of the gospel means the proclamation that […]

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To Hell with Them? – Part 2

All shall be well and All manner of thing shall be well By the purification of the motive In the ground of our beseeching.   TS Eliot, FOUR QUARTETS – Little Gidding III (For the 1st entry in this series see: To Hell With Them? – Part 1) From the outset I must make it […]

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To Hell with Them? – Part 1

  Oh yet we trust that somehow good Will be the final goal of ill, To pangs of nature, to sins of will, Defects of doubt and taints of blood;   That nothing walks with aimless feet, That not one life shall be destroy’d, Or cast as rubbish to the void, When God hath made […]

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