Category: False Religions and Philosophies

Is Hell really eternal? How could an infinitely Holy God send people to Hell, a place of torment He created, for all eternity? Let us say that a wicked man lived on earth for eighty years, would it be just to torture a man who lived a wicked life, for eighty years, in the Lake of Fire for all eternity—an unending duration of time? If God is so loving, can’t God just let that man be consumed by the flames and vanish from existence? After all, God isn’t sadistic is He?

Universalism is the idea that after some torment of people in Hell, or even without a need for suffering in Hell because of all the sins committed against God, God would eventually have mercy on them and grant them fellowship with Him. That God is too loving to allow the sufferings of people without end. Universalism is far more heretical than annihilationism—the idea that sinners would suffer in Hell, but would eventually stop from existence once they have been consumed by the flames, since sinners are not raised with glorified bodies the way Christians are.

Here are some universalists refuted by Christians using the truths of the Bible:

The False Teachings of Dallas Willard.

Greg Boyd’s Bad Theology

It is really hard to think of a loved one spending his/her eternity in Hell. But in the end, we would realize that in reality the people we loved and have been with us while here on earth have been covered by the grace of God; and so, all the good things about them that we loved are actually the grace and goodness of God upon their lives.

After God’s judgement for the unbelievers, no one in Hell would really desire forgiveness of sin and reconciliation to God. Have you not read that people who will be cast outside God’s loving presence will be in a place where “…there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth”?  (Mat 8:12)

So great is human depravity, that apart from the grace of God, nothing but evil is left to man.

People don’t gnash their teeth because they are sorry. If you would look at all the appearances of the gnashing in the Bible, you would find no place where people gnash their teeth because of an intense desire to repent and change. No. People gnash their teeth in indignation against the God Who is torturing them for all their evil. Aside from that, people who would go to Hell will never stop sinning. In fact, people in Hell are worst sinners than they are here on earth; because here, they are restrained by God according to His will. In Hell, sinners are unrestrained in their sinful nature. In Hell, what will sinners do is curse the God to whom they have no ability to fight against. The nature of unrepentant sinners in Hell are fixed, and they have no chance of salvation; they don’t have any possibility of desiring to repent and ask for forgiveness either. I remember a dear pastor who said, “If there would be a soul who would repent in Hell, that soul would be saved, but there is none who would ever do that.”

The latest universalist heretic is no other than…

Okay, Rob Bell is clearly not a Christian. What about Billy Graham? You might ask, “Is Billy Graham a universalist too?” For some, Billy Graham is no doubt a Christian, but I don’t know about his new position on the matter. Well, just listen to pastor John MacArthur on the issue of inclusivism and Billy Graham:

Please, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that Christians don’t like to have a lot of people in Heaven. Far from it, it is our desire to see people converted and saved. However, we as Christians, do not say that a person can be saved apart from faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven.

Truth is Absolute

What is truth? Truth is the way things really are and there is no shed of relativism. Truth is that reality as perceived by God.

The Lord Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

We human beings know that there is an All-Knowing, All-Powerful, perfectly Holy, Just God–Who would judge us one day. This is just a given. Ecclesiastes 3:11 tells us that”He [God] has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

It is obviously clear that we know we are sinners and that we need to be forgiven. But because of our fallen state, we fail to think of God’s infinite holiness. God is infinitely Holy, and there is no way we could be at peace with Him unless we be perfectly holy as He is. We cannot be perfect. We are hopeless apart from the grace, mercy and love of the God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

We need the peace of mind that assures us we have been reconciled before this infinitely worthy God. We are looking for ways to silence the screams of our conscience that we have violated God’s Laws and we have offended His majesty. To claim that what’s true for others may not be true for somebody else is just nonsense. Truth is important; relativism is not the answer to the haunting conscience. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Way.

What is the truth really all about? Truth is all about God. We are made by God. All search for truth must end up in God because all truth is in  God. But, the unconverted don’t want this. People are willing to accept any so-called truth as long as it would not demand that they bow their knees before this glorious God. All truth is in Jesus Christ for He is God; he is the Truth incarnate.

The Lord Jesus Christ is not only the Way to salvation, the Truth for our existence, but He is also the very life from Whom we get our purpose, satisfaction, joy and identity. He is and forever will be the object of our existence. Thus, eternal life is needed for a person to spend an eternity with this infinitely awesome God.

There is no need to fear death in the philosophy of reincarnation. After all, a person will have infinite number of tries to learn what he/she needs to learn so that he/she would possess or be in the state where he/she needs.

The idea of reincarnation is very foolish. This idea is even atheistic, because there is no need for a Divine-absolute authority. People choose to  believe in reincarnation even though it is unbiblical and it is irrational, because they want to numb their conscience and continue in their own wicked life.

The Bible tells us that “… man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” (Heb 9:27 NIV).