Tag: Sin

When did we get Protestant Purgatory?

by Dan Ecklund

hellWhat is a Christless eternity? Who thought up an eternity separated from God, or a Godless afterlife? It has become almost sinful in the eyes of American churches to use the word “Hell” unless the flames are stamped out and shaded areas are added. A person listening to our modern day preaching of hell, could easily decide that hell sounds like a place to go where there are few clouds and people are all grilling steak. Much of this is because they worry about offending someone, and the fear men. No matter of what churches or preachers say, the only thing that does matter is what the scriptures say.

How does scripture define what the biblical hell is?


By the Enemy’s Fire

Greg Laurie 90x115 by Greg Laurie

But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest’s courtyard. And he went in and sat with the servants to see the end.
—Matthew 26:58

A series of steps led to Peter’s denial of Christ. The first was self-confidence, and the second was following at a distance. The third was hanging out with the wrong people.