Her Gates Will Never Be Shut PDF
It is an amazing Religion book written by Brad Jersak and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 01 January 2010 with total pages 234. Read book in PDF, EPUB and Kindle directly from your devices anywhere anytime. Click Download button to get Her Gates Will Never Be Shut book now. This site is like a library, Use search box to get ebook that you want.
- Author : Brad Jersak
- Release Date : 01 January 2010
- Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 234
- ISBN 13 : 9781606088821
- Total Download : 179
- File Size : 51,9 Mb
Her Gates Will Never Be Shut PDF Summary
Everlasting hell and divine judgment, a lake of fire and brimstone--these mainstays of evangelical tradition have come under fire once again in recent decades. Would the God of love revealed by Jesus really consign the vast majority of humankind to a destiny of eternal, conscious torment? Is divine mercy bound by the demands of justice? How can anyone presume to know who is saved from the flames and who is not? Reacting to presumptions in like manner, others write off the fiery images of final judgment altogether. If there is a God who loves us, then surely all are welcome into the heavenly kingdom, regardless of their beliefs or behaviors in this life. Yet, given the sheer volume of threat rhetoric in the Scriptures and the wickedness manifest in human history, the pop-universalism of our day sounds more like denial than hope. Mercy triumphs over judgment; it does not skirt it. Her Gates Will Never Be Shut endeavors to reconsider what the Bible and the Church have actually said about hell and hope, noting a breadth of real possibilities that undermines every presumption. The polyphony of perspectives on hell and hope offered by the prophets, apostles, and Jesus humble our obsessive need to harmonize every text into a neat theological system. But they open the door to the eternal hope found in Revelation 21-22: the City whose gates will never be shut; where the Spirit and Bride perpetually invite the thirsty who are outside the city to "Come, drink of the waters of life."