Dismissive of Hell, Fearful of Death: Conditional Immortality and the Apologetic Challenge of Hell

Chris rebuts the claim that conditional immortality (a.k.a. annihilationism) takes the wind out of the sails of the gospel.
Hope's Reason: A Journal of Apologetics
September 21, 2017
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In today's pluralistic culture, atheists and adherents to a variety of non-Christian religions often dismiss the doctrine of eternal torment as absurd, and reject Christianity for apparently requiring belief in it. Meanwhile, Scripture and human experience testify to the reality that people deeply fear death, and the Bible's offer of immortal life is naturally appealing to them, as evinced by the lengths to which mankind goes to try and achieve immortality. Consequently evangelism done from a conditionalist perspective will fare just as successfully as evangelism based on escaping eternal torment, if not more so.