Friday, January 15, 2016

J.I. Packer

I read with interest that J.I. Packer's writing ministry has come to an end. 

What "eternal punishment" means is a question that has has very personal implications in evangelism. In essence, it boils down to how one interprets the words of when He speaks to the wicked at the final judgment and says“go away into eternal punishment” (Matt. 25:46), Does Jesus mean the wicked will endure a punishing that is endless, or does Jesus mean the punishing varies among sinner'swith the second death, or the ceasing of conscious existence that is irrevocable.  Or, short and sweet, the issue can be placed in the form of a question: Is the punishment God issues for sinners eternal in its length or is it eternal in its effect

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