… a timely resource for both reminding believers of the role of hell in God’s purposes and warning unbelievers of their need to repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Ben Skaug combines robust biblical–theological arguments with apologetic skill and pastoral sensitivity, and his Appendix is worth the price of the book. Highly recommended.
Nathan A. Finn, Dean of the School of Theology and Missions and Professor of Christian Thought and Tradition, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee
The historic Christian doctrine of hell raises eyebrows, scorn, and sometimes tempers. It is usually avoided or marginalized, since it might feel too embarrassing to believe in hell in such a tolerant society. For downright honest people, though, hell raises questions. … Those genuinely seeking answers will find help here.
Christopher Morgan, Dean of the School of Christian Ministries and Professor of Theology, California Baptist University, Riverside, California
With a pastor’s heart and theologian’s precision, Ben Skaug takes on challenging questions about life after death in this insightful book. His answers are biblical, forthright, and sobering. As you read, expect to be challenged intellectually. More importantly, prepare to be moved emotionally by the plight of unbelievers who have yet to receive the gospel. This book is a more than a theoretical treatise; it’s a call to action.
Jeff Iorg, President, Gateway Seminary, Ontario, California
Hell is often misunderstood or rejected outright today. Ben Skaug helps us see that the doctrine of hell fits with what the Bible teaches about who God is, with the teaching of Jesus, and with the nature of human beings. Indeed, the message of the gospel doesn’t make sense without the doctrine of hell. Here is a book on hell that needs to be read, digested, believed, and acted upon.
Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
… Skaug has written a very clear and convincing argument for the certainty of Hell in general and more specifically answers the question How Could a Loving God Send Anyone to Hell? … This book provides thoroughly biblical answers to this extremely relevant issue and would be excellent resource for those trying to work through this topic or have friends that are struggling with it.
Paul D. Wegner, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament, Gateway Seminary, Ontario, California
You can tell a lot about a church based upon what is preached from the pulpit—and what isn’t. Thus, to survey the landscape of contemporary evangelicalism, it would be easy to conclude that few, if any, churches believe in a literal hell. Of course, the Scriptures as a whole, and our Lord Jesus Christ in particular, present an altogether different picture. Thankfully, Ben Skaug presents a compelling and biblical case for a literal hell and how it is rooted in the character of God. As believers in Christ, we don’t fear an eternity in hell, but the reality of it should motivate us to greater evangelistic witness. How Could a Loving God Send Anyone to Hell? provides just such motivation for the reader.