Andrew- good discussion. I appreciate (though without necessarily agreeing with) the various points of view on the biblical language of hell. Andrew- as you and I spoke about- I think it’s a both and. Was Jesus warning of an impending temporal judgment? Or a judgment that would come post-time. I don’t think I have to choose- I think it’s both.
In terms of what comes beyond, later… Jesus Himself described the resurrection in John 5- “Don’t be so surprised! Indeed, the time is coming when all the dead in their graves will hear the voice of God’s Son, 29 and they will rise again. Those who have done good will rise to experience eternal life, and those who have continued in evil will rise to experience judgment. “
Sheep and Goat judgment, 70AD, Israel/Gentiles aside… Jesus is describing something after/beyond all of that, isn’t He? And He seems to be contrasting two different destinies, isn’t He? Am I reading that wrong?
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