Erasing Hell

Author: Francis Chan
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781407533
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Religion

How could a loving God send people to hell? Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven? With a humble respect for God's Word, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle address the deepest questions you have about eternal destiny. They've asked the same questions. Like you, sometimes they just don't want to believe in hell. But as they write, "We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue." This is not a book about who is saying what. It's a book about what God says. It's not a book about impersonal theological issues. It's a book about people who God loves. It's not a book about arguments, doctrine, or being right. It's a book about the character of God. Erasing Hell will immerse you in the truth of Scripture as, together with the authors, you find not only the truth but the courage to live it out.

Stop Erasing Hell

Author: Francis Chan
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781408295
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Religion

What do you believe about hell? How do you feel about a God who could send people there? Explore these tough questions in Stop Erasing Hell, as you walk through Scripture with Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle to discern how what you believe about hell changes the way you live. In this interactive workbook based on the New York Times-bestselling book Erasing Hell, the authors wrap the study in prayer and impart courage for the journey ahead. This resource will help you learn more about the character of God, discover the biblical truth about the afterlife, and ask yourself the hard questions so that the answers can revolutionize your life. As you grapple with the topic of hell, let God transform your heart through renewed reverence for Him and love for the people around you. Stop Erasing Hell is a stand alone ten-week study that can be used by individuals or small groups, and includes weekend retreat options and guidance for small-group leaders.

The Francis Chan Collection

Author: Francis Chan
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781412032
Release Date: 2014-01-24
Genre: Religion

Now available! All four of Francis Chan's New York Times bestselling books in one edition! Experience the life-changing message of Francis Chan. This new collection contains: Crazy Love: Revised & Updated Edition! God is Love. Crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if we're missing it? Forgotten God: Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. Erasing Hell: Addressing a variety of views on hell, the Bible, and the character of God, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle offer an eloquent response to the recent media storm surrounding questions of eternal destiny. Multiply: One plus one plus one. Every copy of Multiply is designed to do what Jesus did: make disciples who make disciples who make disciples…. until the world knows the truth of Jesus Christ.

Four Views on Hell

Author: Zondervan,
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
ISBN: 9780310516644
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Religion

Recent years have seen much controversy regarding hell: Do we go to heaven or hell when we die? Or do we cease to exist? Are believers and unbelievers ultimately saved in the end? Four Views on Hell highlights why the church still needs to wrestle with the doctrine of hell. In the familiar counterpoints format, four leading scholars introduce us to the current views on eternal judgment, with particular attention being given to the new voices that have entered the debate. Contributors and views include: Denny Burk: Eternal Conscious Torment John Stackhouse: Annihilationism (Conditional Immortality) Robin Parry: Universalism (Ultimate Reconciliation) Jerry Walls: Purgatory Preston Sprinkle concludes the discussion by evaluating each view, noting significant points of exchange between the essayists. The interactive nature of the volume allows the reader to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and come to an informed conclusion. BONUS CONTENT: Includes entire first edition of Four Views on Hell to help readers grasp the history of the discussion and how it has developed over the last twenty years.

All You Want to Know About Hell

Author: Steve Gregg
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781401678319
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Religion

It is an undeniable fact that the very concept of hell is shrouded in mystery. We know what books and movies tell us hell is like, but we’re left with so many questions. Is hell simply a place where sinners are sent to suffer for their sins, or is it much, much more than that? All You Want to Know About Hell breaks down the three most popular views on hell and tells us what the Bible really says about this terrifying and mystifying place. From the “traditional” view of hell as a place of eternal torment to the early Christian view that hell is a place of suffering intended to purge sin and to bring about repentance, no other book gives such in-depth biblical insight into the truths about hell that are hidden in all the hype. Features include: Complete coverage of the three most popular views on hell Clear explanation of what Scripture really says An easy and interesting read for laypeople, pastors, and scholars alike

Rethinking Hell

Author: Christopher M. Date
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630871604
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Religion

Most evangelical Christians believe that those people who are not saved before they die will be punished in hell forever. But is this what the Bible truly teaches? Do Christians need to rethink their understanding of hell? In the late twentieth century, a growing number of evangelical theologians, biblical scholars, and philosophers began to reject the traditional doctrine of eternal conscious torment in hell in favor of a minority theological perspective called conditional immortality. This view contends that the unsaved are resurrected to face divine judgment, just as Christians have always believed, but due to the fact that immortality is only given to those who are in Christ, the unsaved do not exist forever in hell. Instead, they face the punishment of the second death--an end to their conscious existence. This volume brings together excerpts from a variety of well-respected evangelical thinkers, including John Stott, John Wenham, and E. Earl Ellis, as they articulate the biblical, theological, and philosophical arguments for conditionalism. These readings will give thoughtful Christians strong evidence that there are indeed compelling reasons for rethinking hell.

Gehenna Revisited

Author: D. L. Kennedy
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1511719869
Release Date: 2015-04-25
Genre:

Imagine a child standing at his father's feet. He has broken the rules and knows he will be punished. As he looks up at his father, waiting to discover his fate, his father looks down and considers. If he truly loves his child, how will he punish him? Will he punish him appropriately, or will he punish his child today, tomorrow, and then forever? If we, being human, know the difference between justice and injustice, how much more does God? Gehenna Revisited examines the Bible and endeavors to show that eternal conscious torment in hell is not supported by scripture. Gehenna Revisited covers old ground and new in the debate on hell. From the parallel Christ drew between Gehenna and the Battle of Armageddon, to the main point of the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man-if Hades existed, it would be filled with Pharisees-there are new considerations in this age-old discussion. Does God truly condemn His creation to eternal, conscious torment in hell, or have churches been teaching Greek Mythology for centuries? This book was originally entitled "Hell is a Place on Earth." If you have that Kindle title, make sure you have the latest version so you will not need to purchase "Gehenna Revisited." You will know you have the latest version of "Hell is a Place on Earth" if it has a title page and a table of Contents. Earlier versions did not include those. If you have a Contents page before chapter one, you have "Gehenna Revisited" and my rebuttal of "Erasing Hell." However, since I am retiring the original title, I am not sure how long you will be able to update that. If it hasn't automatically updated to the new version, customer support at Amazon can walk you through the update process. You can also contact me through the e-mail address at the back of "Hell is a Place on Earth," and I will try to help too.

Letters to the Church Study Guide

Author: Francis Chan
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780830776276
Release Date: 2018-09-01
Genre: Religion

What does God want for His Church? For your church? Building on each of the nine chapters of his latest book, Letters to the Church, Francis Chan urges Christ-followers to ask honest questions about the structure and values of our churches; study God’s commands for the body of Christ; pray in expectation of the Spirit’s power; and get excited about doing whatever it takes to be the Church God desires. Journey with those around you—in your community, your church, or your small group—and take intentional steps toward living out the biblical principles that fueled a world-changing movement. Don’t settle for just going to church. Be the Church. With the Letters to the Church Study Guide, be challenged and guided to passionately pursue Christ and His magnificent, beautiful vision for His Bride. Designed to be used with the Letters to the Church Video Series (available separately).

Fight

Author: Preston Sprinkle
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434706010
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Religion

Fight explores violence in the Bible and challenges us to live out Jesus’ call to non-violence. With prophetic relevance, New York Times bestselling author Preston Sprinkle tackles the controversy surrounding violence and grapples with surprising conclusions. Anyone who has struggled with the morality of violence will appreciate this convincing biblical guide.

Exalting Jesus in Philippians

Author: Tony Merida
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805497595
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Religion

Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this new commentary series, projected to be 48 volumes, takes a Christ- centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Rather than a verse-by-verse approach, the authors have crafted chapters that explain and apply key passages in their assigned Bible books. Readers will learn to see Christ in all aspects of Scripture, and they will be encouraged by the devotional nature of each exposition. Projected contributors to the series include notable authors such as Russell D. Moore, Al Mohler, Matt Chandler, Mark Dever, and others.

Charis

Author: Preston Sprinkle
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780781411646
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Religion

“We often think that grace enters the Bible when Jesus appeared. However, Preston shows us that within the pages of the confusing, sometimes bizarre, and often war-filled pages of the Old Testament, there is heaps and heaps of grace. And the more we look, the more grace we see—grace that melts our hearts in worship of our God who shows His overwhelming, mind-blowing, over-the-top amazing grace from Eden to the New Jerusalem.” Dan Kimball, Leadership, Mission and Teaching at Vintage Faith Church, and author of Adventures in Churchland “A book on grace with the power to liberate us from the weight of works and requirements and do-goodisms that have plagued Christians for far too long. Every page is bursting with freedom. Finally, a grace-filled book on grace!” Jonathan Merritt, author of Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined “Preston Sprinkle writes a book on grace that is long overdue. Christians love to talk about grace and we name our churches Grace, but grace like God’s is in desperately short supply. Sprinkle frees us to live in God’s grace as Jesus embodied it. That kind of grace is unnerving, and for the most part, unprecedented in the Christianity most of us know. Charis is a must-read for every pastor, student, leader ... and anyone who has walked through the doors of a church and felt inadequate, judged, unworthy, or unspiritual. Preston brilliantly reminds us that God no longer sees you as the failed one, the messed up one. Because the kind of grace Sprinkle writes about changes it all, and God only sees you as precious and priceless. So much so that like a tattoo, your name is written on the hands of God. This is what makes Charis a game changer for all of us.” Palmer Chinchen, PhD, cultural artist and author of True Religion and The Barefoot Tribe A Look at Grace from a Most Surprising Perspective – The Old Testament Grace. We want to domesticate it, calm it down, and stuff it into a blue blazer and a pair of khakis. But biblical grace – or charis – doesn’t like to settle down. Grace is a dangerous topic because the Bible is a dangerous book. Charis flows from the Preston Sprinkle’s half dozen years teaching the Old Testament to college students. You might think that would produce a book about judgment – but no way. He shows how every character, every event, every single page from the Old Testament bleeds with grace. Take a journey into Charis - where harlots are hugged, enemies are enjoyed, and really bad people receive really good things from a Creator who stubbornly delights in undelightful people … like us.

Teaching

Author: Francis Chan
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434700971
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Genre: Religion

"Why does it seem like reading the Bible is more of a duty than a privilege? Do we get the idea that we should read the Bible because it's the thing to do, or is there something more to it? Maybe if we begin to see the Bible for what it is, a holy book that contains vast riches and the keys to understanding how Jesus lived and how He wants us to live, we will begin to crave God's Word as a newborn baby craves milk.."--container.

Letters to the Church

Author: Francis Chan
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9780830775835
Release Date: 2018-09-01
Genre: Religion

If God had it His way, what would your church look like? The New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love challenges readers to be the Church as God intends. Do you want more from your church experience? Does the pure gospel put you in a place of awe? Are you ready to rethink church as you know it? Sit with Pastor Francis Chan and be reminded that you are a part of something much bigger than yourself, something sacred. In his most powerful book yet, Chan digs deep into biblical truth, reflects on his own failures and dreams, and shares stories of ordinary people God is using to change the world. Chan says, “We’ve strayed so far from what God calls Church. We all know it. We know that what we’re experiencing is radically different from the Church in Scripture. For decades, church leaders like myself have lost sight of the inherent mystery of the Church. We have trained people sitting in the pews to become addicted to lesser things. It’s time for that to change.” When Jesus returns, will He find us caring for His Bride—even more than for our own lives? Letters to the Church reminds us of how powerful, how glorious the Church once was … and calls us to once again be the Church God intended us to be.

Letters to the Church Digital Video

Author: Francis Chan
Publisher:
ISBN: 0830776478
Release Date: 2018-09
Genre: Religion

What does the Church really look like? What is it that God wants for His Church? The Letters to the ChurchVideo Series walks with this generation, showing what it can look like to be the Church God desires. Join Francis as he takes you on a journey through the chapters of Letters to the Church, hear his heart for the Bride of Christ, and join him as he leans in to God's desire for the Church. You'll also see first-hand stories of transformation and be encouraged that you too can pursue God's heart for His Church. See the difference you can make, right where you are.