Mohler contributes to book about the doctrine of hell, releases July 25

Communications Staff — July 24, 2011

To contemporary culture, the idea of human beings suffering eternal torment is not only met with intellectual skepticism but moral revulsion. Beyond that, for one to suggest that a deceased individual’s fate may be that of never-ceasing fire and brimstone is absolutely taboo.

For this reason, editors Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson put together the book, Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven? (Zondervan 2011). In answering the question posed in the title, the book’s contributors consider the church’s historic stance about the nature of God’s eternal justice, the biblical teaching about hell and the implications of discarding the doctrine.

“For as the church has often been reminded, no doctrine stands alone. Take away hell, and the entire shape of Christian theology may be altered,” writes Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Featured in the book are chapters from Mohler and editors Morgan and Peterson as well as emeritus theologian J.I. Packer and New Testament professor Robert W. Yarbrough. Furthermore, Manhattan pastor Tim Keller offers an appendix discussing how Christians should talk about hell in a tolerance-obsessed, pluralism-friendly society.

Available at Amazon and other booksellers, Is Hell for Real or Does Everyone Go to Heaven? releases July 25.

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