Real Live Preacher’s series of video clips on Hell, this is for Christians, who want to know/understand what the Bible teaches on Hell. The first clip is an introduction to the series, what to expect, some background on where the series came from, 6 minutes —
The second is sharing “Just data, no judgement calls, just laying out what the New Testament has to say about this place called Hell”. He created a spreadsheet (pdf) which contains the summary. 11 minutes —
These clips are best watched some time apart. They were originally published on the 9th, 20th, 23rd and 27th of October 2008. That would provide you with some time for thinking/reflecting/discussing. Follow the links to see the discussions on RLP’s blog.
In the third he shares his interpretation/understanding of these passages. He picks apart the classical evangelical understanding of hell, and ponders whether that understanding has much backing in the Bible. 8 minutes —
The fourth, he suggests we’ve approached the question of hell in completely the wrong way, and suggests another way of approaching the subject. 9 minutes —
I love the fourth clip, about relationship, about how are you going to treat the Buddhist family next door?
I say it’s time to model ourselves after what Jesus and the friends of Jesus did. So that’s my final conclusion here. Don’t even ask the question who’s going to hell. Just read the New Testament and ask the question how should I treat people who are not like me?
It contains some wonderful examples of what Jesus taught in a number of places, and more specifically, what he didn’t teach.