Bible scholars and church leaders endorse:

The Fire That Consumes

A Biblical and Historical Study of the Doctrine of Final Punishment

thorough and compelling

The most thorough and compelling exposition of the biblical basis of annihilationism.

GREGORY A. BOYD, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota:  Satan and the Power of Evil, IVP.

2015-01-13T00:06:21+00:00

GREGORY A. BOYD, Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota:  Satan and the Power of Evil, IVP.

The most thorough and compelling exposition of the biblical basis of annihilationism.

reflects the true Biblical teaching about the eternal destiny of the wicked

Although I had never made an extensive study of the biblical doctrine of hell, Fudge’s book forced me to study and evaluate my own views on this issue. . . After comparing the teachings of the New Testament with what I knew about what the Old Testament teaches, it is obvious to me that what The Fire That Consumes teaches reflects the true Biblical teaching about the eternal destiny of the wicked.

CLAUDE MARIOTTINI, Professor of Old Testament, Northern Seminary, Lombard (Chicago), Illinois.

2015-01-13T00:07:17+00:00

CLAUDE MARIOTTINI, Professor of Old Testament, Northern Seminary, Lombard (Chicago), Illinois.

Although I had never made an extensive study of the biblical doctrine of hell, Fudge’s book forced me to study and evaluate my own views on this issue. . . After comparing the teachings of the New Testament with what I knew about what the Old Testament teaches, it is obvious to me that what View Full →

A very strong case for rethinking

A very strong case for rethinking the notion of the eternal torment of all the lost.

COLIN BROWN, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif.

2015-01-13T00:08:08+00:00

COLIN BROWN, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif.

A very strong case for rethinking the notion of the eternal torment of all the lost.

the fruit of patient Bible study

While this subject is one on which there is no unanimity among evangelical Christians, it is at the same time one on which they have often engaged in fierce polemic. What is called for, rather, is the fellowship of patient Bible study, the fruit of which Mr. Fudge presents here.

F.F. BRUCE (Deceased), University of Manchester, England.

2015-01-13T00:09:55+00:00

F.F. BRUCE (Deceased), University of Manchester, England.

While this subject is one on which there is no unanimity among evangelical Christians, it is at the same time one on which they have often engaged in fierce polemic. What is called for, rather, is the fellowship of patient Bible study, the fruit of which Mr. Fudge presents here.

conducted with such care and reverence

Regardless of whether one is persuaded by Fudge's thesis or not, the patient tone and methodology employed in The Fire That Consumes provides an all-too rare positive example of how such theological conversation might occur. Would that more debates about eschatological matters were conducted with such care and reverence.

JASON GORONCY, Knox Center for Ministry and Leadership, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

2015-01-13T00:13:17+00:00

JASON GORONCY, Knox Center for Ministry and Leadership, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.

Regardless of whether one is persuaded by Fudge’s thesis or not, the patient tone and methodology employed in The Fire That Consumes provides an all-too rare positive example of how such theological conversation might occur. Would that more debates about eschatological matters were conducted with such care and reverence.

thought-provoking book

An important and thought-provoking book that gives careful attention to the actual words of Scripture.

W. WARD GASQUE, Eastern College, Philadelphia.

2015-01-13T00:15:26+00:00

W. WARD GASQUE, Eastern College, Philadelphia.

An important and thought-provoking book that gives careful attention to the actual words of Scripture.

DALE MOODY

I know of no biblical passage which, interpreted rightly and in context, conflicts with the conclusions of this book.

DALE MOODY (Deceased), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

2015-01-13T00:16:26+00:00

DALE MOODY (Deceased), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

I know of no biblical passage which, interpreted rightly and in context, conflicts with the conclusions of this book.

THOMAS H. OLBRICHT

Evidence for the common assumption that the wicked will suffer eternal conscious torment may not be as conclusive as assumed.

THOMAS H. OLBRICHT (Retired), Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

2015-01-13T00:18:13+00:00

THOMAS H. OLBRICHT (Retired), Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

Evidence for the common assumption that the wicked will suffer eternal conscious torment may not be as conclusive as assumed.

A comprehensive response

A comprehensive response to all the texts and arguments used to defend the traditional view of the eternal punishment of the wicked.

SAMUELE BACCHIOCCHE (Deceased), Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich.

2015-01-13T00:18:52+00:00

SAMUELE BACCHIOCCHE (Deceased), Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich.

A comprehensive response to all the texts and arguments used to defend the traditional view of the eternal punishment of the wicked.

A thorough and convincing exposition

A thorough and convincing exposition.

GEORGE LEONARD GOSS, former editor, Evangelical Book Club.

2015-01-13T00:20:21+00:00

GEORGE LEONARD GOSS, former editor, Evangelical Book Club.

A thorough and convincing exposition.