Ask a Pastor Column
October 21, 2021
Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions.
Q: Is it possible that hell is just a reference to the struggles of this life?
A: Believers must constantly be on guard against the urge to shy away from truths that make us uncomfortable. It is tempting to explain away the Bible passages which discuss hell and eternal torment, and there are a variety of ways people have attempted it. The problem is that all of these attempts are the theological equivalent of sticking our heads in the sand.
It really must come back to the simple message of Scripture. Think of it this way: in order to benefi...