Death and the Afterlife (Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, , cloth, pages). One of the first books written in response to The Fire That Consumes. A valuable reference work on a subject largely ignored by the Church in recent years. With the second book of Life Drawings the focus turns to the events those small blessings that God provides for us each day. In a series that is quite unique to the .

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Harry rated it really liked it Aug 31, Heck, even in the NASB, which is the default translation used in this book, Sodom and Gomorrah “are exhibited as an example in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire,” just like the KJV.

Nwabu added it Apr 20, He also agrees that immortality is a gift to be opened at the resurrection. This statement may express Morey’s opinion with clarity and probably Plato’s and Socrates’ as wellbut where does any such notion ever appear in the Word of God?

Is this not the very contrast the Bible intends to draw? But when they discussed the final fate of the wicked, men like Tertullian seemed to forget that they had made that concession.

Death and the Afterlife by Robert A. Morey – A Review by Edward Fudge

Be the first to ask a question about Death and the Afterlife. After all, does not science tell us that nothing is ever actually annihilated but only changes form? Wenham, Homer Hailey and John W. Virginia marked it as to-read Sep 09, Even if it did, it might only mean they were importing into their Greek Old Testament a concept never found in the original Hebrew.

But Morey admits even more. For several pages of his first chapter, Morey eloquently calls for the “plain meaning” of biblical words pp. Eric marked it as to-read Jan 28, I then give six other passages from Baruch which traditionalists claim plus 12 others which anticipate total extinction. Yet Morey explains these very expressions exactly as do the conditionalists he opposes.


Donald rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Refuting a point by agreeing with it. The Old Testament uses more than 70 different Hebrew words or phrases to depict the fate of the wicked, they note, and not one of them sounds anything like everlasting conscious torment. The tone is harsh, rude, and arrogant much as is Robert Morey’s preaching that I have seen – even when he is making a point I agree with!

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Robert V rated it it was amazing Nov 21, He falsely charges, for example, that conditionalists admit no degree of punishment p. Bruce explicitly rejected the traditional view in his foreword to The Fire That Consumes, although he declined to commit to conditionalism, either, preferring a reverent agnosticism on the subject.

Jarrett marked it as to-read Jun 17, German Aleman marked it as to-read Jan 05, He says they are capitulating to “liberalism” and a “weak view of Scripture” p. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They also will enjoy life without “degeneration” in a body “incapable of death” p. Traditionalists offer two primary reasons for their belief that the wicked will suffer conscious pain forever.

Philosophy Covenant College M. On is hard-pressed to find mainstream versions that don’t say that. Amber rated it really liked it Sep 09, Although the wicked will be raised for judgment, they will not be made immortal.

In an irreverent and secular world where anything goes, these points need to be repeated again and again.

This was the first book I read by Dr. The Pseudepigrapha also demonstrate clearly the great diversity of Jewish opinion at the time Jesus moreyy the paths of Palestine. David Ellingson is currently reading it May 20, An excellent work and clearly presented on the Biblical view of Hell and what happens after death.


My point in telling this is not merely to vindicate Verdict Publications, but to emphasize that readers need to be very slow wfterlife an evil report concerning anyone, and especially when it is passed to discredit one with whom the author is taking issue. If Morey’s opinion is correct, it thoroughly eliminates the need for a bodily resurrection since his “disembodied supradimensional energy being” gets along so well without a body and might even travel faster unencumbered by one!

The author of several books, Morey self-identifies as an apologist for orthodox Christianity and an exposer of cultic and non-Christian religions.

Traditionalists admit that they are hard pressed to find their view in the Old Testament. One would never suspect it from Morey’s book, but these very words Paul uses were part of the regular first-century Greek conversation about a person’s future after death. Trivia About Death and the Aft The truth is that I cite the same passage he does and note that it afterife say whether the torment will ever end or not.

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Death and the Afterlife by Robert A. Morey

They admitted that God could also destroy it if he so decided. Morey also leaves the impression that conditionalists border on the “cultic,” a suggestion as unchristian as it is untrue. Instead, they affirm, those who are redeemed by Christ will never “perish,” “die,” “corrupt” or be “destroyed.

Although Morey’s book contains many historical, biblical and theological errors, it is not all bad. The truth is that the traditionalist view of unending conscious torment has spawned more.

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