• Faces of Death by Joseph Pipa Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2000

    DEATH IS THE GREAT OBSCENITY OF our age. Men and women will air their sex lives and other intimate details on television talk shows, but they will not talk about death. A shroud of silence lies over the subject because …Read More

  • Paradise Restored by Keith Mathison

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2004

    Where do believers go when they die? If you ask any Christian this question, the response will likely be: “Why, they go to heaven of course.” But if you then ask them, “Where do believers go after they go to …Read More

  • The New Day by David King

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2004

    And He who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Rev. 21:5). Surely, if this language of the risen, glorified …Read More

  • The New Creation by Ken Gentry

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2004

    Christianity affirms the material order. In creation God made the physical world (Gen. 1) and man with a tangible body (Gen. 2:7). In redemption God effects the incarnation of Christ (Heb. 2:14) and His physical resurrection (Luke 24 …Read More

  • I Believe in the Life Everlasting” by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2004

    His name is “Beechie.” Recently he surprised us with a serendipitous visit. He called to say he was in Orlando with part of his family and asked if he could make an impromptu visit to our home. We responded with …Read More

  • The Reversal of the Curse by Vern Poythress

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2004

    God promises us “a new heaven and a new earth” (Rev. 21:1). Some people leap to the conclusion that God will simply throw the present creation onto the scrap heap, so to speak, and start over again from scratch …Read More

  • What Are You Worried About? by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2014

    We are inveterate plea-bargainers. We are adept at the art of the deal. Romans 1 tells us that in our fallen condition, we all deny the God we know exists. We know we stand guilty before Him, but we suppress …Read More

  • Real Love Wins by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2014

    One of the more loving and merciful things Jesus did was preach on hell. He preached on hell more than He preached on heaven, and He did so in order to point the lost to Himself as the way, the …Read More

  • Hold the Fire and Brimstone, Please by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2007

    Several years ago I had the opportunity to teach a class on heaven and hell. On the first day of class I asked the middle-aged students to raise their hands if they could recall the last time they had …Read More

  • The Disappearance of Hell by John MacArthur

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2014

    According to recent polls, some 81 percent of adult Americans believe in heaven, and fully 80 percent expect to go there when they die. By comparison, about 61 percent believe in hell, but less than 1 percent think it’s …Read More

  • Of Veils and Vales by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2013

    Abraham, we are told, looked for a city whose builder and maker is God (Heb. 11:10). Jesus promised us that He was going to prepare a place for us (John 14:3). And when history draws to its close …Read More

  • The Horror of Hell by Tom Ascol

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008

    There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christ’s moral character, and that is that He believed in hell.” So wrote the agnostic British philosopher Bertrand Russell in 1967. The idea of eternal punishment for sin, he …Read More

  • Annihilation or Eternal Punishment? by Robert Peterson

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2014

    Annihilationism is the view that lost people in hell will be exterminated after they have paid the penalty for their sins. Its proponents offer six main arguments. First is an argument based on the Bible’s use of fire imagery …Read More

  • Hell on Trial by John Blanchard

    FROM TABLETALK | February 2014

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), the Scottish physician and author best known for his creation of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, once wrote, “Hell, I may say … has long dropped out of the thoughts of every reasonable man.” He …Read More

  • The Final Exile by Ken Jones

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2010

    In this article, I would like to stress two things about hell. First, it is the final exile for those who remain in rebellion against God and refuse to repent. Second, what will be consummated in hell has its origins …Read More