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Jarrett marked it as to-read Jun 17, The traditionalist argument is also silly. Pinnock, Steven Travis, Philip E.

Book Review – Death and the Afterlife, Dr. Robert A. Morey – Good News Unlimited

Theology Westminster Theological Seminary D. In an irreverent and secular world where anything goes, these points need to be repeated again and again.

Scripture was not written by scientists, the conditionalist notes, or in some technical or mystical language, but in the everyday language of the common citizen of its day.

They admitted that God could also destroy it if he so decided.

We already have noted Morey’s use of Edersheim and Josephus to prove his claim of a uniform Jewish view of final punishment at the time of Christ. All we need to do afterpife is to give these scriptural terms their “plain meaning,” as Morey urges so well in his opening pages, and the controversy will be over. He says that conditionalists ignore this passage and argues that it is “absurd” to claim Baruch as an advocate of the conditionalist view.

Death and the Afterlife

The Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha and Ahd Sea Scrolls are all available for any researcher today who wishes to have primary information on first-century Jewish thought. In the very quotation from Edersheim which Morey includes as an appendix to his book, we learn that both Shammai and Hillel taught that some would go down to Gehenna to stay, while others would go down but come up again p.

Hell’s fire cannot consume the soul, Tertullian reasoned, because souls are immortal and cannot be hte. This book contains some of the most profound things I’ve ever read about hell – and many other things.


Death and the Afterlife Minneapolis: They also will enjoy life without “degeneration” in a robeert “incapable of death” p. Tyler Amburgey marked it as to-read Jul 18, Virginia marked it as to-read Sep 09, Aftrelife, Edersheim’s testimony also proves a diversity of Jewish belief, though Morey repeatedly says that Edersheim proves that eternal torment was “the” Jewish view at the time of Christ.

Brian prentiss rated it did not like it Apr 03, Thanks for telling us about the problem. What the traditionalist does not tell us is that the same “law of thermodynamics” which says nothing is annihilated also says nothing is ever created.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The traditionalist’s second major argument is historical. For example, in looking at Jude 7 and translations that refer to Sodom and Gomorrah having themselves been punished with eternal fire atferlife is pointed to by conditionalists as evidence that eternal fire doesn’t mean “fire that burns for eternity”Morey argues that only the King James Version translates it like that.

The author of several books, Morey self-identifies as an apologist for orthodox Christianity and an exposer of cultic and non-Christian religions. 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. Other times, a book makes a blatant mistake in the foreword, and it is pretty indicative of what the book will be like.

I don’t always agree with Morey, but he made me think a lot. Preview — Death and the Afterlife by Robert A. Morey also leaves the impression that conditionalists border on the “cultic,” a suggestion as unchristian as it is untrue.

Death and the Afterlife by Robert A. Morey

He also is correct that Scripture portrays the body as intrinsically good, not as a prison of the soul anr. Morey quotes 2 Baruch’s expectation that the wicked will be “tormented yet more” in “the last time” to come.


Morey’s book is replete with this deceptive tactic. Morey is right on target when he affirms that “man is always and absolutely dependent upon the Creator for this life as well as for the next life,” afterlifee that “life in this world and in the next must always be viewed as a gift from God” p. An excellent work and clearly presented on the Biblical view of Hell and what happens after death. It’s clearly written to those who already agree with Morey, and no one else.

Eric marked it as to-read Jan 28, Their increasing number already includes Dale Moody, E. German Aleman marked it as to-read Jan 05, For several pages of his first chapter, Morey eloquently calls for the “plain meaning” of biblical words pp. The ancient form concerned the creation of the human soul. Conditionalists also list the major terms the Apostle Paul uses to describe the end of afteelife wicked, and offer them as prima facie evidence which supports their view.

This statement may express Morey’s opinion with clarity and probably Plato’s and Socrates’ as wellbut where afyerlife any anv notion ever appear in the Word of God? Harry rated it really liked it Aug 31, Although the wicked will be raised for judgment, they will not be made immortal. Some, atterlife argued that every soul will live forever, denied that any soul will ever “die,” “perish,” “corrupt” or be “destroyed.

Not only do these twelve allegations result solely from Morey’s own overly-zealous imagination, many conditionalist books afterlire The Fire that Consumes devote far more space to refuting these very errors than Morey’s book does. Amber rated it really liked it Sep 09, The conditionalist’s expedition into the Old Testament, however, proves more fruitful.

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