As followers of this website will know, on a recent post “Why Hell is Not Eternal Torment” I supported the Conditional Immortality (Lake of Fire – a Fire that Consumes) view. Joel Richardson in the video below supports the Traditional Eternal Torment view.

This video is the second in a series of three on Hell. In the first video, Joel interviewed a representative of who presented the Conditional Immortality view so I would suggest you start there.

For different reasons, Joel and I believe this is an important subject, and as I value his opinion and the work he is doing on the “end times”, I want you to hear him out. However, you need to ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding of the truth, in respect to God’s justice, and to what God has in store for unbelievers after the white throne judgement.

I have comments I would like to make on this presentation but I would prefer to wait to hear what Joel has to say about the N.T scriptures and then I will respond as I hope you will too.



The intrusion of evil into God’s creation was permitted by HIM as part of HIS profound and worthy purpose. It is hard to comprehend the wicked were made to serve God’s purpose but it is true.
They shall serve to manifest God’s inflexible justice in the infliction of retribution against unrepentant sinners. How could God be fully known were that not shown. Thus all shall serve, as it is written:
“God has made all things for HIMSELF. Yes even the wicked for the day of evil.” Proverbs 16:4
The devil, his angels and impenitent men shall all eventually be seen as vessels or servants, but vessels to dishonour not honour.
“Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honour and another for dishonour.” Romans 9:21
If God had not allowed evil into His world how would we know the full extent of HIS character. HIS mercy, kindness, goodness, patience and above all HIS sacrificial love for us revealed at the Cross.