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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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.
Throughout his book, Morey refers to “universalists and annihilationists,” as if the two were somehow related. However, it is a different matter for an author today to echo Edersheim’s opinions as if we know no more about first-century Judaism than our forebears did a century ago. The conditionalist points out that New Testament writers are free to enlarge or even change the Old Testament meaning of these terms if they wish.
Immortality is not inherent to the soul, they now point out, but is an attribute bestowed at the resurrection of the dead. The ancient form concerned the creation of the human soul.
Death and the Afterlife – Robert A. Morey – Google Books
He also states correctly that when Scripture uses the terms “immortal” or “incorruptible” of human beings, it always describes the resurrection body of the saved p. Conditionalists like to make their points by simply lining up in moreyy rows the very words and expressions Old and New Testament writers use to describe the final end of the lost.
Kyle marked it as to-read Jan 25, In fact, he notes, the phrase “immortality of the soul” is “never found in Scripture,” because its authors wished to avoid “the pagan connotations” that term sometimes implies p. Refuting a point by agreeing with it. Azniv added it Jan 15, Pinnock, Steven Travis, Philip E.
Kevin marked it as to-read Jan 15, The truth is that the traditionalist view of unending conscious torment has spawned more. Morey complains that conditionalists use biblical expressions like “eternal judgment” and “eternal redemption” to show that “eternal” sometimes describes the end result of an activity and not the process or act itself.
The conditionalist is confident that the ordinary person in the street aftrrlife tell what the biblical words mean on their face.
What more need be said? Aftrrlife applaud Morey for doing that. Karl S Keene rated it really liked it Jan 23, Tyler Amburgey marked it as to-read Jul 18, Bobby Bailey added it Oct 20, 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.
Death and the Afterlife
BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 06, Md Meiser added it Jul 16, The name was later changed to “Verdict” because people confused the former name with Herbert W.
And, unless we must accept that supposition, why should we not take at face value Scripture’s repeated warnings that those who go to hell will finally perish, die, corrupt and be destroyed? I then give six other passages from Baruch which traditionalists claim plus 12 others which anticipate total extinction. These two truths alone raise questions fatal to the traditionalist view Morey expounds, even as they provide a solid biblical framework for the case conditionalists wish to present.
Death and the Afterlife – Robert Morey – Google Books
Morey’s account of the origin, purpose and subsequent history of Verdict Publications which first published The Fire that Consumes and which sponsored my research which ultimately led to its writing is a complete fabrication. Samuel marked it as to-read Dec 18, Death and the Afterlife by Robert A. As to terms and figures found in the Gospels — “Gehenna,” the “undying worm,” “unquenchable fire,” “weeping and grinding of teeth” — the conditionalist urges us to observe how these same expressions are commonly used in the Old Testament.
I don’t always agree with Morey, but he made me think a lot. Its influence spread because of its solid offerings, and it became popular in denominations around the world. Oct 25, James Mayuga rated it really liked it.
Brian prentiss rated it did not like it Apr 03, Please enter the email address. As used here, a “conditionalist” is a person who holds that, because only God is inherently immortal deathlesshuman immortality is “conditional” and will be God’s gift to the redeemed in the resurrection.
R Robert Morey is a Christian apologist and pastor who has written a number of books and pamphlets.