Sunday, February 8, 2009

Fact or Fiction - Truth or Tradition?

In the video below, Pastor Greg Boyd contrasts the current traditional belief in a “Hell” where sinners are tortured forever with what the Bible actually states about the place called Gehenna; the place where God, in His love, utterly destroys the unredeemed. God witholds His gift of everlasting LIFE and the wages of their sin is literally and simply DEATH (Romans 6:23).

This 10-minute clip is part 4 of a 5-part message. If interested, you can watch the other 4 parts on YouTube or listen to the audio version of the entire message at under “Tormented in the Flames.”

After several years of studying the Bible extensively on various topics including this one (i.e. Hell), we are very encouraged when we find others who come to the same conclusions. If you listen to part 2 of Pastor Boyd's message, you'll hear him talk about how it is not always a bad thing to question what you've been taught. In fact, he says that questioning and wrestling can actually be a sign of your faith. We should always see if what we believe is derived from biblical truth or man-made tradition.

The more we've studied, the more we've learned how far removed Western Christianity is from Biblical Christianity. Perhaps after viewing this one message, you'll get an idea of what we mean. - Be Blessed!