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Fire That Consumes: Biblical Case for Conditional Immortality Paperback – April, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Authentic Media; 2nd edition (April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0853645876
  • ISBN-13: 978-0853645870
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,355,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am so looking forward to reading this book and gaining in knowledge about the subject.
RedCactusRanch
If you disagree with Fudge, you will find this book well thought out, provocative, and educative.
jarrodj@pacbell.net
This book is one of the best refutations of the traditional doctrine of hell as eternal torment.
Curtis Evans (cje8@hotmail.com)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By jarrodj@pacbell.net on July 16, 1998
This book is an excellent work that anyone will find challenging whatever their position. If you agree with Fudge's view, you will find this particularly enlightening. If you disagree with Fudge, you will find this book well thought out, provocative, and educative.
Fudge's respect for the authority of Scritpure as the Word of God is in the finest tradition of Evangelicalism.
I also highly recommend Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi's recent book "Immortality or Resurrection?"
-- Jarrod
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By rob pinion on January 19, 1998
In his forward to The Fire That Consumes, noted scholar FF Bruce writes, "It gives me pleasure to commend Mr. Fudge's exposition of this subject. All that he has to say is worthy of careful consideration, but there is special value in those chapters where he examines the testimony of successive sections of the Holy Scriptures." If you're looking for a treatment of every Biblical passage relating to the destination of the unsaved, this is the volume for you. To my knowledge, no one has successfully refuted Fudge since TFTC's first publication in 1982. This is a "must-have" study.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 26, 1999
What does the Bible really teach about God's righteous wrath. Is God's wrath a means to an end, or is God's wrath an end in itself?
What does the Bible mean by such words and phrases as "forever," "unquenchable fire," "eternal punishment," "eternal destruction," "death," etc.
Do you really wish to submit to the authority of God's infallible Word on the subject of hell. Then, dear reader, read this book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 9, 1997
In this book, Edward W. Fudge challenges the traditional concept of the doctine of eternal punishment. Examining the Biblical teachings of the Old and New Testaments, the influence of Greek thought, and through the use of word studies, Fudge concludes the while the punishment is forever, the punishing itself is not. This book will challenge anyone's view of hell. Highly recommended
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Curtis Evans (cje8@hotmail.com) on April 23, 1998
I have not studied Fudge in depth, but I used his work in a paper I wrote on hell. This book is one of the best refutations of the traditional doctrine of hell as eternal torment. It is a positive presentation of the biblical teaching that eternal life comes only through Christ and that the unrepentant shall be eternally deprived of life by God. We can thank Fudge for all the hard work he put into this volume and it is surely a joy to see an Evangelical who takes the Bible seriously to come to such a conclusion. May God use this detailed exposition of such a difficult subject to help more people see the beauty of Christianity even when it speaks of God's judgment.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By "othertime" on August 9, 2000
After several years this is still the best defence of the conditional position. Any one who holds to a high view of scripture and is curious about hell must interact with this text. This view is, of course, a held by a minority whithin the evengelical spectum and as such should be held to the hightest level of critical examination. Fudge's integrity thoughout renders this possible. Also helpfull is "Four Views on Hell" in the counterpoints seires where the conditional view is contrasted with the two versions of the traditonal view.
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