Discussion of hell is hotter than ever. Yet for all the attention the topic has drawn, there are few resources that provide an overview of the major points in dispute without becoming bogged down in detail. The Dark Side of Destiny: Hell Re-examined is an excellent primer, yet goes beyond a mere description of options. J. Gregory Crofford weighs various views of hell in the light of Scripture and finds them wanting. In the end, he champions a neglected view of last things that responds better to the preponderance of biblical evidence and safeguards the character of God as equitable, holy, and loving.
With probing discussion questions at the end of short chapters, The Dark Side of Destiny is ideal for Bible studies, Sunday school classes, or small groups.
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For another contemporary resource on the doctrine of hell, try Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We Made Up.
His reasoning is biblical, sound, and compelling.
J. Gregory Crofford is a veteran missionary with the Church of the Nazarene, serving as a theological educator and educational administrator. Currently he is coordinator for education and clergy development on the Africa region. Past positions include director of the Institut Théologique Nazaréen (2009–2013), director of the Séminaire Théologique Nazaréen d'Haïti (2004–2005), missionary to Côte d’Ivoire and Benin (1994-2003) and pastor in Sedalia, Missouri (1989–1993). Crofford is an ordained Nazarene elder in the Church of the Nazarene and a member of the Wesleyan Theological Society.