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Why Chan Can’t Erase Hell: Everlasting Sneeze

Let’s just suppose, for Chan’s sake, that Chan actually did present a valid argument. Let’s make believe that Chan did not relegate the beliefs of the Sadducees to one brief sentence in the notes section of his book. Let’s pretend that the historian Josephus did not write (in his account called “Antiquities”) that many priests were Sadducees or that Luke did not write that Paul was tried in a religious court that was divided over their afterlife views (Acts 23:6-8). Let’s just set aside, as if irrelevant, the masses of common people who did not fit neatly into religious categories, who are not given a voice in historical religious record-keeping.