#ec1dot31 - Life After Life pt.2 - What the Hell?
The thoughts about heaven in the first part of our conversation must be juxtaposed with a discussion about Hell.
Hell is often described as a party or a grotesque bar-b-que. It is a literally a pit of fire or the metaphorical embodiment of complete hopelessness.
Of all the Empty Conversations we feel the weight of responsibility hanging on this one.
It’s part 2 of our discussion on Life After Life and its coming up right now.
The time has arrived for Another Empty Conversation - a show that lets you eavesdrop on a conversation about faith and following Jesus. We talk about our faith so you can talk about yours.
My name is Josh and welcome you to Empty Conversation episode 1dot31 All of us here at Empty Church are humbled that you have joined us and are excited to get started - well, excited is not the right word this week.
Anxious might be the best word to describe how we felt talking about the topic of hell. In fact it seemed that we continually tried to wander away from the topic during the conversation - which I point out is probably the appropriate response to hell — do everything you can to crawl away from it.
We are anxious because getting the doctrine of hell incorrect has severe consequences. If it does not exist than we sentence people to a life of fear and misery by proclaiming that it does. If it is indeed very real and we deny it’s existence then we potentially sentence people to an age of torture and actualized hopelessness.
So before we get started in this week’s empty conversation we want to stress to you that you would benefit from studying the Bible and the doctrines of hell for yourself. We will provide some links in the show notes to some resources. The topic of hell is daunting and cannot be fully covered in a single hour, but we offer up this glance into our current thoughts on the subject knowing full-well that our current thoughts will one day be more developed.
Finally, we want to point out that any discussion on heaven or hell must first be rooted in one single question, “Is there sin in my life that I need to repent of in the eyes of a Holy God?” This is more important than all of the thoughts and theologies of an eternal destiny.