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Why Chan Can’t Erase Hell: The Anathema of Scrutiny

Why Chan Can’t Erase Hell: The Anathema of Scrutiny

The apostle Paul writes, “In Christ, all will be made alive.” And he also writes, “All who belong to Christ will be made alive at His coming.” Should we assume that those who are not made alive at His coming will never be made alive? According to Francis Chan, the answer is yes. In his book, Raising Hell, he comments on Paul’s letter, “[It] can’t mean that everyone will be saved in the end.” Think about it. If Paul writes, “In Christ, all will be made alive,” then why should Paul’s explanation about the order in which this reality takes place nullify his first statement? Chan attempts to explain why, but his explanation, in my opinion, falls flat on its face if it is accompanied by a bit of scrutiny.