What do you think of Scottish preacher and author George MacDonald's view of hell? He seemed to believe it was a time of purifying until the sinner repents.

George MacDonald was a good thinker in some arenas, but he was a universalist, and not solidly biblical. However, C.S. Lewis said George's books baptized his imagination. Lewis's baptized mine.

For more information on universalism and the doctrine of hell, see http://www.epm.org/resources/2010/Feb/4/wouldnt-loving-god-let-everyone-go-heaven/

Randy Alcorn, founder of EPM

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over fifty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries

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