Episode 89: God of Wrath

Debate topic: “The final punishment of the risen wicked will be annihilation, the permanent end to the conscious existence of the entire person.” Chris Date, host of the Theopologetics podcast and contributor to the Rethinking Hell blog and podcast, affirms. Joshua Whipps, creator of the Razor’s Kiss blog and author at Choosing Hats, denies. Dee Dee Warren, friend to Chris and host of The Preterist Podcast, moderates. This episode is part 2 of the debate, including the first round of cross-examination and second rebuttals. Listen to episode 88 for part 1’s opening statements and first rebuttals; listen to episode 90 for part 3’s second round of cross-examination, closing statements and listener Q&A.


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5 thoughts on “Episode 89: God of Wrath

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  2. Great debate on your part Chris…Did Joshua even show up on this one? I mean this with all due respect, but it seemed that he was actually more concerned with “catching you” in your words, rather than exegesis of the relevant text…I was frustrated just listening, I can’t imagine how you felt..

  3. I think the answer to your question would be different based on whom you were to ask. I think Joshua was convinced (and perhaps remains so) that my view is impossible, and thus he thought he would succeed in attempting to identify areas of inconsistency, thus proving that my position is false. Well, suffice it to say I don’t think he succeeded in identifying such inconsistencies, or in demonstrating any problem with my view whatsoever–let alone that it is impossible. That is the danger with the approach he took; if listeners agree with me, that my answers to his challenges were good ones, well then where is the listener left, since Joshua offered no plausible alternative understanding of the texts?

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