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Topic: Eternal Torment

Episode Topic Audio

2021-04-01
Mark of the Beast: Could you clarify the order of the taking of the "Mark of the Beast" and wouldn't someone be sure of what evil they were supporting in the taking of the mark? [Revelation 13].
Three Views of Hell: Could you clarify your statement that the alternate two views of Hell have more scriptural support than the traditional "Eternal Torment View"? [Ephesians 1:10, Colossians 1:19-20, Philippians 2:10-11, Hebrews 9:27].


2021-04-01
Conscious Eternal Torment: Steve clarifies what he said and believes about conscious eternal torment on a previous show. Recommended; "Hell-Three Christian Views" by Steve Gregg.



2021-03-31
Disagree that God has the Right to Our Lives: I disagree with your position that because God created us, He can do whatever He wants with us?
God Torturing Us: If God can't go against His character, than can He torture us?
God's Right to Tell Us What to Do, or Suffer Consequences: Does God have the right to make people do whatever He wants them to do, or make them suffer consequences?

2021-03-24
Satan Creator of Hell: Did Satan miraculously create hell and then keeps people alive to torture them forever? If not, didn't your God do that evil? [Revelation 20, Revelation 2:11, Matthew 10:28].
Souls and Feeling Pain: Can souls feel pain in hell?


2021-02-17
Various Views of Hell: How does one deal with the verse about "the worm does not die" in regard to the various views of hell? [Mark 9:48, Isaiah 66:24].
Hell & the Devil: Does accepting one of the alternate views of hell get the devil off the hook? [Revelation 20:10].


2020-12-31
Eastern & Coptic Churches View of Eternal Torment in Hell: Where does the Coptic or Eastern churches stand on the issue of eternal torment view of hell?



2020-11-25
View of Hell-Universal Reconciliation: Could you review the arguments for and against the view of Hell called "Universal Reconciliation"? [Mark 3:29, Luke 15:24, Romans 2:7, Romans 6:23, I Timothy 6:16, I John 5:11-12, I Timothy 2:4, Romans 5:18, Ephesians 1:10, Colossians 1:16-20, Philippians 2:10, Isaiah 45:23].



2020-11-19
Promises to Unbelievers: Are the promises to unbelievers the same now as it was in the Old Testament days?
No Eternal Hell, Then No Eternal Life If we don't understand the word for "eternal" in regard to hell, then can we still understand the idea of the after life as being eternal? [Matthew 25:46].


2020-10-26
Eternal Torment: Why would God use the English words such as "eternal" and "everlasting" in regard to hell, if He knew how we would understand them, if it is not as we think as they translated it in English? [2 Peter 3, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Matthew 25:46, Revelation 20:10].
King James Bible Translation: Were the writers of the King James Bible inspired?


2020-10-26
Eternal Punishment in Hell: If you are familiar with the atheists called "the four horseman" (Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, Harris), isn't their argument against hell and it's implied eternal torment and punishment, actually impotent in light of the various views of hell? [Genesis 2:17].



2020-10-15
Torment in Hell Might not be Physical: Could the torment in hell be more about mental and emotional rather than physical?



2020-10-15
Preaching the Traditional View of Hell: How can preachers can continue to preach the traditional view of hell as they do, without it affecting their entire lives? [John 15:13, Luke 6:27-36, Matthew 5:43-48].



2020-09-29
Is Hell Eternal Torment?: Do you think that Hell is eternal torment? [Matthew 5:22].



2020-09-22
Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, or Post-Trib: Why are there so many opinions on the pre-trib, mid-trib, and post-trib rapture? [John 6:39-40, John 6:44, John 6:54, I Thessalonians 4].
America Under God's Judgment: Is America under God's judgment?
Annhilation in Hell : Will people in hell eventually be extinguished?

2020-09-14
Annihilationist View of Torment in Hell: In the parable of the tares, from an annihilation point of view, how would they respond to the "weeping and gnashing of teeth" if the condemned are annihilated? [Matthew 13:41-42].



2020-08-28
Balancing the Other Views of Hell: Could you help me with someone's objection to anything other than the traditional view of hell? particularly regarding the Nicaean Council, is the use of the word, Gehenna, and the word for everlasting? [James 3:6, Matthew 25:46]



2020-07-28
Defining Calvinism: Many of the definitions of Calvinism (from the Reformed Calvinists) seem to disagree with your definition. Can you help me reconcile this?



2020-07-14
Lazarus and the Rich Man: Does the story of "Lazarus and The Rich Man" tell us what hell is going to be like? [Revelation 20, Luke 16:19-31].



2020-06-16
Lake of Fire: What kind of bodies do the unrighteous have when they are cast into the Lake of Fire? [Revelation 20:14-15, Luke 12:48].



2020-06-10
Paul's Awareness of Jesus: Do we know anything about how long Paul (Saul) knew of Jesus before he was converted on the road to Damascus?
Paul, the Olive Tree, & Israel: Was Paul one of the broken off branches on the olive tree? How is Israel defined? [Romans 9:11, Romans 11:12].
Steve Gregg's View of Hell: Since you are undecided, what percentage in favor of each of the three views of hell are you?

2020-05-29
Hell: Could you talk about the concept of hell, particularly the unacceptable idea of "eternal torment"? [John 3:16].



2020-05-20
The Rich Man, Lazarus & Hell: Why did you not talk about the rich man and Lazarus in your lecture on the three views of hell? [Revelation 20].



2020-05-07
Hell Must be Eternal: How is hell possibly not eternal, particularly in light of reference to "tormented day and night, forever"? [Revelation 20:10, Revelation 14:11, Revelation 15, Matthew 25:41 & 46].



2020-05-01
Everlasting Meaning Forever-or Not: If the term "everlasting" is the same word used in the verse about everlasting life and everlasting punishment, how can the meaning be different in one case, and not the other? [Matthew 25:46].
The Meaning of Everlasting: Does it not detract from the meaning of our insight into eternity to have the meaning questioned? [Matthew 25:46, Ezekiel 18:4, Ecclesiastes 12:7].


2020-03-30
Eternal Life & Eternal Judgment: Could you talk about "eternal life" and "eternal judgment?" [John 3:36].



2020-03-26
Hell-Which View: Would you articulate your own stand of the 3 views of hell? Do you believe that hell is eternal?
Importance of Understanding Hell: Isn't our understanding of hell far too important not to know? [2 Thessalonians 1].
Death and Hell: Is there anything in the Greek and Hebrew that better describes what kind of death we suffer, and how permanent it is, that will help us understand the consequence of sin and hell?

2020-03-25
Why No Hell in the Old Testament: Do you think the reason that "hell" is not mentioned more in the Old Testament is because God wanted His people to chose Him for Himself? [Daniel 12:2, Isaiah 66;24].



2020-03-24
Eternal Damnation in Hell: Do you believe in eternal damnation in hell? [Mark 9:43-48, Isaiah 66:24, 2 Peters 2].



2020-03-03
Hell & Catechetical Schools of Theology: What are the historical centers of theology you were talking about in your book on hell, and where can I find more information about their views?



2020-02-27
Eternal Fire of Hell: What do you think about the words "eternal fire" in Matthew [Matthew 25:41].



2020-01-30
Hell is Eternal Torment: Caller challenges Steve's view that there are other possible Biblically supported views of hell beyond eternal torment. [Matthew 25:46, 2 Thessalonians 1:9, Isaiah 66:24, Mark 9].



2020-01-27
Eternal Nature of Man in Hell: Doesn't the eternal nature of man come into considering various views of hell? [Revelation 1, 20, I Corinthians 15:51, Psalm 16, I Timothy 6:15-16].



2020-01-27
Three Views of Hell: There seems to be very solid scriptures that support the idea of eternal torment in hell, so how can there legitimately be other views of hell? [Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46, 12:46, Isaiah 66:24, Mark 9:43]



2019-08-28
Hell & Eternal Torment: Regarding eternal torment and the idea that Adam's sin affected all mankind [Matthew 25:41,46, Romans 5:18, Revelation 20].



2019-07-26
Different Views of Hell: Would you talk about the various views of hell? [Revelation 20:15, Hebrews 9:27]



2019-06-26
Must Read Books: Would you share your list of "must read" books?
Steven Anderson of Tempe AZ: Are you familiar with Pastor Steven Anderson of Tempe AZ? (King James only)?
Steve's Views on Hell: Which view of Hell do you lean toward?

2019-06-18
The Lake of Fire (Hell): What is the lake of fire? Do you believe in eternal torment? Could the fire be a purifying fire? [Luke 23:34].



2019-05-31
Hell (Steve's book): Just want to thank you (Steve Gregg) for the book you wrote about the scriptural views of hell (All You Want to Know about Hell, 3 Christian Views of God's Final Solution to the Problem of Sin).
Old Testament Saints Not in Heaven: Did the Old Testament saints not go to heaven? [Hebrews 9].


2019-05-29
Hell & Purgatory: What is the Catholic idea of purgatory? What are the three different views of hell you write about in your book? Where do you get your book?



2019-02-20
Views of hell: What is your personal conviction hell?



2019-02-20
Differing Views of Hell: Can you tell me your views about Hell? What happens to the wicked? Are they annihilated?



2019-02-19
Everlasting Contempt: Does this apply to the view of hell of eternal torment, people sleeping in dust & the wicked having everlasting contempt? John 5 seems to be about hell. Transition from old covenant to the new covenant? Discussion of the traditional view of hell [Daniel 12:2]



2019-02-05
Eternal judgment: John Piper says that the wicked are going to be tormented eternally. [Hebrews 6:1-2, Revelation 14:10, 20:10]
Dispensationalism & taking Revelation literally: There's a lengthy discussion about it the caller takes Revelation literally or symbolically as a Dispensationalist.


2019-01-23
Book on Hell by Steve Gregg: How do I get your book on hell?
Apostles & Missionaries Today: What do you think about apostles today? And how do missionaries fit in with apostles? [2 Corinthians 8:23, 12:12, I Peter 1:1, 2 Peter].


2019-01-23
Three Views of Hell: What are the strongest arguments against "conditional immortality" (or annihilation)? [John 3:16].



2018-10-25
Differing Views of Hell: What about people who have never heard of Jesus, or, who just are not ready to accept Him yet?
Judged by Faith or Works or both: Are we judged by faith or works, or faith & works?


2018-10-25
Blessing Israel: Caller feels we need to bless Israel, whether it's pagan or not. [Genesis 12:3]
No Hell in OT: There's no mention of hell in the Old Testament, so doesn't that stand to reason that it's not going to be bad as some people think it is of an eternal torment? Wouldn't you think God would do everything they could do to warn people?


2018-08-08
Eternal Torment: I don't understand how a God of love could want to torture His creatures for eternity if you don't choose Him?



2018-07-25
Calvinism & Arminianism: Calvinists believe that people have no choice, but still have to go to hell if you weren't chosen? That's like a person who is born blind being punished because he can't see. If Calvinists believed in annihilationism, that'd be ONE thing, but to think that you are predestined to Eternal Torment, that is another.



2018-06-08
Hell Eternal: Are we going to stay in hell forever? Did you say that the Bible doesn't say that?



2018-05-23
Speaking in Tongues: Everybody should be able to hear in their own language, not gibberish that you don't know what is being said.
Eternal Torment in Hell: You don't seem to believe that people are going to be thrown into the lake of fire & burn eternally. Can you explain this?


2018-05-11
Views of Hell: What does the bible actually say about Hell?



2018-05-10
The Worm Never Dies: You said that you don't believe in eternal torment, but what about the worm that never dies? Smoke of their torment ascendeth up for & for ever [Revelation 14:11, Isaiah 66:24, Mark 9:44,48]



2018-04-26
Disintegrated in Hell: I'm confused about hell, because I just heard that we are just disintegrated in hell, but then he said there was a lake of fire.



2018-04-24
Tormented forever in Hell: Hell & Mr. Fudge, 4 views of hell



2018-04-10
Wicked & Righteous after Death: What happens to the people both the righteous & the wicked after they die? Are the wicked really being tormented? Are Christian in the presence of the Lord immediately?



2018-04-03
God's Sovereignty: God making us suffer forever, is Calvinism rather sadistic, thinking God will only save some, but the rest are going to burn forever & forever & ever?
Ecclesia: Ecclesia in the KJV was changed to church building instead of church assembly, just like they didn't like translating baptize to immersion, because King James did not believe Immersion for Baptism.


2018-03-12
Hell & Annihilationism: I was talking to a friend the other day who holds to the position of Annihilationism of hell, but when I read the parable of the sheep & the goats, the goats go to EVERLASTING/eternal punishment or hell.



2018-02-14
Steve's View on Hell: What is your view on hell?



2018-01-19
Jesus of Nazareth Movie: What did you think of the Jesus of Nazareth movie?
Hell: (Agnostic Caller) What is the purpose of hell?


2018-01-17
Hell-Knowledge of the Views: I'm concerned about studying about hell that much because if I discover that the traditional view is wrong, I might have a hard time debating people challenge me that Eternal Torment is the correct view.



2018-01-01
Hell in the Old Testament: What does the Old Testament say about hell and judgment?



2017-10-31
Burning for Eternity: Someone is holding up on becoming a Christian because he doesn't believe that non-Christians are going to burn for eternity.



2017-10-30
The 3 Views of Hell: How would you try to explain that there are 3 viable views of what hell is & not just the one traditional torment view?gheg



2017-10-26
Predestination Exists: Caller thinks predestination exists because God knows everything.
Doctrine of Hell: Where does the doctrine of hell come from?


2017-09-13
Wicked Person goes directly to Hell after Death: People who die go to hell because of Lazarus & the Rich Man, according to this caller. [Luke 16:19-31]



2017-07-18
People who have never heard of Gospel Burning Forever: I can't reconcile that people who have NEVER heard the gospel are going to burn for eternity in hell (ministry of the month).



2017-05-17
Hell & Perish: I question Greg Laurie meaning & definition "perish" in John 3:16 & what he says about hell. [John 3:16]



2017-05-09
Steve's Viewpoints of Hell: What are your view points of hell?



2017-04-03
Differing Views of Hell Have you heard about George w. Sarris who wrote an interesting book about hell?



2017-02-13
An Eternal Hell: If there is eternal life doesn't it stand to reason that there'd be an eternal hell?



2017-01-10
Fear of Torment in Hell: How biblical is the doctrine about torment of hell fire? Fearing God because you are afraid of hell fire is not a good way to get saved!



2015-11-11
Remission of sins: i'd really like to know the meaning of this verse, the "remitting or retaining the sins of people". What does that mean? [John 20:23]
"All you want to know about Hell": Caller likes both books of Steve Gregg, "3 views of Hell", as well as "4 views Revelation". Steve comments.


2015-10-27
Annihilationism & Universal Reconciliationism: I was told there is no way i'm honoring the word of God if you even entertain the idea of universal reconciliation & don't believe in the traditional view of hell. What do you think about that? How does he know i'm being unfaithful to the Word of God just because I might disagree w/ the traditional view of hell?



2015-08-31
Hell: Only temporary torment for the view of conditional immortality & so what are the verses that support this, that the punishment will be proportionate? Gnashing & Weeping of teeth seem to be supporting the traditional view. [Luke 12:47-48, Matthew 11:22]



2015-07-16
Divorce for Financial Benefit: She will NOT do that after listening to Steve on that, divorce because it's more expedient financially!
Two Witnesses: Have the 2 Witnesses already happened or not? [Revelation 11]
Views on Hell book: It never made sense about the Traditional View of Hell, people burning forever & ever, it's so against God's character.

2015-07-01
Hell: Jesus said about Judas it would've been better that he had never been born (presumably because of what is going to happen to him in hell), so doesn't that give a good case for Eternal Torment?



2015-04-21
Friends & Relatives Who Die Lost: How do we deal w/ the thought of people we know who have died who were not followers of Christ?



2015-03-25
Hell: Caller has a simple theory about why it isn't eternity in hell.



2015-03-25
Literalism about Hell: We don't have any life w/ out God, so how could we exist in hell? [Acts 17:27]



2015-03-25
Traditional View of Hell Caller: Caller who had called a few calls ago calls back & remembered his 3rd Q: God made hell for the devil & his demons & not humans, is that true?



2015-03-25
Traditional View of Hell: Separation from God is the actual punishment? If we are separated from God, how could we survive? [2 Thessalonians 1:9]



2015-02-11
Hell - Eternal Separation: How can Steve not know the answer to, "How can we be in Heaven worshipping God if our loved ones are being tortured by Him?"



2015-01-09
Hell: All these verses talk about hell, so don't they all mean the same thing? [Revelation 20:14, Mark 3:29, Matthew 18:9]



2015-01-09
"Everlasting Contempt": How could the Universal Reconciliation view be possible in the light of these verses [Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46]?



2015-01-09
The 3 Views of Hell: Regarding the Universal Reconciliation view, does God want to just restore us w/ His consuming fire?



2015-01-05
Followup about Hell: Steve does a followup re: the call he just had about hell.



2015-01-05
Disagreement - Eternal Hell: Caller concerned Steve is wrong about not believing the traditional view of hell.



2014-11-25
Feeling Saved: You don't always feel saved, you have ups & downs, but you still might be saved!
3 Views of Hell: What is your view of Hell, Traditional, Annihilationism, & Universal Reconciliationism?


2014-11-05
Rich Man & Lazarus: If you are transitioning your belief of Eternal Torment in Hell to Annihilationism, what do you do with the story of the Rich Man & Lazarus? [Luke 16:19-31]



2014-11-04
God's Love & Hell: How can someone so loving & forgiving torture someone for eternity?



2014-10-28
Steve Gregg's Position on Hell: I just heard a caller say that you've changed your position on hell. What do you believe about hell now?



2014-07-25
Eternal Punishment: If Eternal Life means eternity, you'd stand to reason think that Eternal Punishment also means eternal suffering, wouldn't you? [Matthew 25:41, 46, John 3:16]



2014-06-26
Hell: Caller comments his version of why it has to be eternal hell fire, because of the Light of God radiating.
Forgiving Others: We aren't supposed to forgive people who don't forgive others, isn't that right? [Ephesians 4:32, Matthew 18:23-35]


2014-06-26
Dangerous Views of Hell: Aren't the alternative views of hell that you teach doing a little bit of a disservice, saying that you will just be annihilated or that you have a possibility of repenting in hell?



2014-06-23
Relatives in Hell: How can you possibly be happy at ALL if you have ANY remembrance of someone you know burning in hell for eternity?



2014-06-23
Hell: How come you didn't tell the lady you were just talking to that you don't believe we are burning in torment forever & forever?



2014-05-30
Steve's View of End Time Events: What is Steve's view of what happens in the End Times?
3 Different Views of Hell: Caller's friend doesn't believe in an eternal hell forever, so was wondering about Steve's view about hell as well.


2014-05-08
3 Views of Hell: Caller is thankful for the lectures that Steve put together about the 3 view of Hell.
Holy Spirit leading to Truth: The Holy Spirit leads us to all truth.


2014-05-06
No Forgiveness in the Age, Nor the Next: You were recently talking about Eternal not meaning Everlasting, for eternity, all the time. What about when Jesus said, "Not Forgiven in the Age, Nor the Next"? [Matthew 12:32]



2014-05-01
The term Eternal: How can you have one definition of eternal mean really everlasting, forever, but then it not really mean eternal, everlasting in the same verse? [Matthew 25:46]



2014-04-10
Freedom to Learn: Steve could learn from Michael the Buddhist too, as well as Michael should listen to Steve.
"Best they can": Even if Michael the Buddhist hasn't literally accepted Jesus as his Savior, at least he's trying his best.
Hell - Eternal Torment: Even though you say you don't believe in an eternal hell, & eternal torment, you actually really do.

2014-03-12
Hell: Discussion on the differing views of hell, especially the problems w/ annihilationism. [Romans 6:7]



2014-03-11
the Book mentioned in Acts: The author of Acts mentions a book, do you know what book he was talking about? [Acts 1, Luke 1]
Traditional eternal view of Hellfire: So since you think Satan was created in the state he is in right now, doesn't it stand to reason God would also create an eternal hell even though it SEEMS against His nature? [Revelation 20:10]


2014-03-06
Hell - 3 Views (4 perhaps?): What is the 4th view of Hell that some of the books you cited mentioned? Are Annihiliationism & Universalism connected? Is it possible that some people will be annihilated & some will be resurrected?



2014-02-26
Bible throwing curve balls: I really believe in the fundamental essentials of Christianity, such as Jesus Christ &, the main & plain things, but then the Bible just throws weird things out there that we have to believe like literal creation, people burning in hell, & God creating Satan. Can you help me with the weird things that it seems to teach?



2014-02-17
Dispensationalism & Premillennialism: I enjoyed your book about the 4 views of Revelation as I was making my transition to Partial Preterism.
Views of Hell, Traditional View, Eternal Torment: I want to talk about your views of hell now. What would you call Hell if you didn't call it the "traditional view"?
Bible stories resembling Babylonian Mythology: People have said that Christianity & the Bible have just copied stories from Babylonian Mythology. Do you have thoughts about this, especially regarding the Rich Man & Lazarus? [Luke 19:19-31]

2014-02-05
Hell: What is your view of Hell? Don't you believe it's "eternal"? [Luke 16]
Regeneration: Is there any Scripture that teaches we are regenerated BEFORE we put our faith in Christ?


2014-01-27
The word "Eternal": If everything else that talks about being eternal is actually "eternal", why wouldn't eternal punishment & eternal fire mean the same thing also? [Matthew 25]



2014-01-27
Hell, Traditional View: Hell seems to be a place of eternal punishment, & how do you reconcile the 5 verses that seem to suggest that it is eternal? [Matthew 25:41, 46, Revelation 20:10, 14:11]



2013-02-11
Hell & Conditional Immortality: It doesn't seem like God would perpetuate sin forever by letting people be tormented forever instead of annihilated. [Revelation 21:4]



2013-02-08
Eternal Punishment verses Eternal Punishing: Don't Annihilationists have a problem with this passage of Scripture, because whatever you are applying to the term, "aiōnios", when you apply it to the righteous, don't you have to apply it to the wicked? [Matthew 25:46]
Death a Punisment: Is death a punishment or a penalty, consequence of sin, the curse of sin? [Genesis 2, Romans 8:18-22]


2013-02-07
Hell, Annihilation: Would the death of Jesus be more grandiose if Jesus died on the cross to prevent us from being tormented forever instead of thinking that we are just going to be annihilated?
God's Glory & Judgment during Eternal Hell: Would it exemplify God's glory & judgment of people burning forever in contrast to thinking we are just going to be annihilated? [2 Thessalonians 1:9]
More Discussion on Hell: Even more dilaogue about hell. (but this was a follow-up from the previous show, but the last half of the show is missing from the day before, so we missed what they were originally talking about.)

2013-01-29
Judgment of things done in the Body: Can you explain this passage of Scripture? That we are going to be judged for things in this life. So how can there be post mortem repentance (universal reconciliation)? [2 Corinthians 5:10-11]
A book on 3 Views of Hell: Do you know of a good source that explains the different views of Hell?

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