RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 733230353 LA English T1 The fire that consumes : a biblical and historical study of the doctrine of final punishment A1 Fudge, Edward., PB Cascade Books PP Eugene, Or. YR 2011 SN 1608999300 9781608999309 AB Evangelical Christians affirm together that a dreadful destiny awaits those who reject God's grace throughout life. According to the traditional view, that destiny will involve unending conscious torment in hell. However, believers are increasingly questioning that understanding, as both unbiblical and inconsistent with the character of God revealed in the Scriptures and in the man Jesus Christ. This book examines the complete teaching of Scripture on the subject of final punishment. It concludes that hell is a place of total annihilation, everlasting destruction, although the destructive process emcompasses conscious torment of whatever sort, intensity and duration God might require in each individual case. - Publisher info.