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Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary Liberty University

A THEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE OF FOUR VIEWS ON HELL STANLEY N. GUNDRY AND WILLIAM CROCKET, EDITORS

Submitted to Dr. In partial fulfillment of course requirements for THEO 530 Systematic Theology II

Michael W. Cannon Alamogordo, NM February 20, 2012

Four Views On Hell

Contents INTRODUCTION1 SUMMARY OF BOOK1

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INTRODUCTION

Hell is a topic of discussion that is not discussed in polite society anymore. The idea that there is a place that one will go when they die if they have not done the correct things in order to reach Heaven, is not a discussion that too many pastors, deacons, or churches want to participate in anymore. In our if it feels good, do it society, most people are not looking to be condemned for their sinful ways, instead they would rather partake in the tickling of the ears type of service or discussion.1 Whether one wants to have the discussion on the topic or not, the Bible is very clear on the subject of Hell. It is a real place that has a real purpose. It is not a discussion that a teacher or preacher of the word should ever shy away from, but rather be straight forward in their approach and counsel on the subject, using the Word of God as the guide and the words of Jesus to re-enforce the truth. SUMMARY OF BOOK In whatever juncture of life one may be led to read this book, they will be exposed to four different mindsets as to the place known as Hell. In this book the contributors attempt to give you a basis for their view on the subject, as well as attempt to persuade the reader to see things through their biblical or cultural filters. The four views introduced are the literal view, which is presented by John F. Walvoord; the metaphorical, presented by William Crockett; the

2 Timothy 4:3.

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purgatorial, discussed by Zachary J. Hayes; and the conditional which is presented by Clark H. Pinnock.

Four Views On Hell

WORKS CITED 2 Timothy 4:3.