Monday, November 24, 2008

Quotes on Hell

My next essay is on the whole hell debate - eternal conscious torment v anihilationism and so on. Here are some quotes on hell that I've come across...

If any human beings find themselves in hell, they will have no-one but themselves to blame. If any find themselves in heaven, they will have no-one but the Lord to praise.
David Pawson

Our friends who long to get rid of the eternal punishment should cease to argue against God and instead obey God's commands while there is still time.
Augustine of Hippo

The principal danger of the 20th century will be: a religion without the Holy Spirit, Christians without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God and a heaven without a hell.
William Booth

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Richard Baxter (I was surprised by who originally said it...)

It is safer for the evangelist to have hell more frequently in his heart than on his lips.
David Pawson

To remember hell prevents our falling into hell.
John Chrysostom, Homilies on Romans


Anonymous said...

I love the Augustine one, it's such a neat summary of what I say so often and so laboriously. Where is it from?

John said...

City of God somewhere - sorry, I don't have a more exact reference, and the book where I found it (David Pawson's Road to Hell) wasn't properly footnoted.

bcg said...

Have you read Simon Ponsonby's And The Lamb Wins? It has a very good chapter on Heaven/Hell - probably covers similar material to Pawson though.

His conclusion is, of course, orthodox - but I would like a little more on why annihilationism is not correct.