Is it time to annihilate Glenn Peoples?

I don’t believe you’re correct. I am persuaded that the Bible teaches annihilationism. You don’t like that fact. Many of you are on record telling people that annihilationism is false and unbiblical, that it is clearly so, that it undermines the Gospel, that it misrepresents God, that it underestimates sin, that it is a concession to postmodernity and so on. Many of you swarm theological organisations, gatherings, websites and so on, reassuring your peers and your readers that you hold the solid, clearly biblical position, and that annihilationists quite clearly lack biblical support for their view, and many of you encourage theological organisations and colleges that would literally exclude me from working or even studying there because I am persuaded as I am

via Say Hello to my Little Friend » Blog Archiv » An open letter to my traditionalist friends.

I might would disagree with him, but it is interesting to see what many would call a Conservative Theologian being harangued as a Liberal. It is, indeed, all about where you see yourself, ain’t it?

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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8 thoughts on Is it time to annihilate Glenn Peoples?

  1. the bible doesn’t teach any such thing. nonsense. indeed, dilly worthy (though i won’t link to him).

  2. Of course, Jim, many same the same thing about the opposing position (like Glenn does, for example..)

  3. Since we’re discussing individuals, it must be pointed out that at least Glenn has an earned doctorate, Jim.

  4. Jim, now there’s an interesting irony. My article mentions, among other things, the way that it’s a bit tiresome to keep seeing traditionalists dissecting the motives of annihilationists. When dismissing the article at your blog just now, you brushed it off suggesting that I hold me view because I don’t “like” the traditional view.

    Kinda ironic. It’s a bit like:
    Me: I wish you guys wouldn’t be so racist.
    You: Shut up, darkie.

    • Jim West has just proven you right, Glenn. And he doesn’t even realise it!

  5. And I see that Jim has censored your reply on his blog. True to form!

  6. I have totally converted my stance on this issue after studying the argument presented by Glenn Peoples. I contacted about 7-8 pastors who hold a traditional view on this topic and politely asked them for a counter argument. I was ignored, belittled and told to go and ‘talk to my own pastor’. The truth is, the Biblical evidence for annihilationism is MUCH stronger than the case for eternal torment. Thank you, Glenn!

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