Should We Be Against Hell or in Favor of It?

By Randy Alcorn July 18, 2011

In many conversations over the last few years I’ve said to people, “If God had given me a vote on whether or not there is a hell, honestly I would have voted against it. But that is not a point of pride, it is a confession. Because the all-good, all-holy, all-loving, all-just, all-wise and all-powerful God decreed there SHOULD be a hell. Therefore, in moments of clear godly thinking I would bow my knee before Him and cast my vote with Him for the existence of Hell. But in any case, God has NOT given me a vote!”

One of my favorite thinkers and writers is Kevin DeYoung. His blog is always worth reading. In a recent post, Kevin says what I’ve been trying to say above, only better.

And while we’re on the subject, a few weeks ago I blogged about Mark Galli’s God Wins and Francis Chan’s Erasing Hell. Mark and Francis dialogue in a very interesting Christianity Today interview.

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Randy Alcorn, founder of EPM

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