Recasting the Biblical Theology of Hell
By: Derrick P. Rodgers

In the months and years ahead, there will be an aggressive surge announcing the teaching that there is no hell! That’s right, the doctrine that “hell does-not exist” will began to emerge from the bowels of the doctrine called “hyper-grace.” Hyper-grace is simply exaggerated grace, grace with mixtures. An example of hyper-grace would be the teaching that “God’s grace covers your past, present, and future sins,” which establishes the stream of thought that it really doesn’t matter how one actually behaves or lives their lifestyle as long as they confess they believe in Jesus. Individuals who are saturated within this doctrine will tell you they are not into “behavior modification” or “sin management,” which provides them with the mental footing to practice sin without any obligation to repent. This particular doctrine eventual leads to inclusion for all people, projecting that all of mankind will ultimately be forgiven of all sin by God’s grace.

Quite naturally, because the hyper-grace doctrine teaches that all sin is forgiven by God’s grace, an “intellectual portal” organically ripens to facilitate the recasting of biblical theology, which decisively proclaims “the place the Bible calls hell, does not exist.”

Although, the teaching that “hell does not exist” has been intertwined within the doctrine of hyper-grace for some time now, it is precisely seeking to formulate a more bold and aggressive thread of its own, with the hopes of capturing the participation of many to join its campaign to recast the biblical theology of hell.

The belief that hell doesn’t exist, congruently with the belief that God’s grace has covered your past, present, and future sins, solidifies and subjectively justifies the practice of a carefree, self- centered and untethered lifestyle from scriptural accountability absent of any form of conviction, which deems the transaction of repentance as “void and unnecessary.”

This perverted ideology has, and will be, taught that an “infinite all-loving God” would not even sentence the most vile sinner to such a “place of torment” that the traditional biblical school of thought exclaims about hell because he is full of grace and provides endless mercy.

Within this quest of recasting, the Holy Scripture pertaining to hell will be reduced to some “psychological state of mind” or the mere suffering of here on earth. The comparison of “hell being on earth” versus the actual place the Bible instructs about, doesn’t remotely compare when you examine the torment, extreme horror, eternal depression, and the annihilation of all rest and peace, accompanied with the continual thought of being eternally separated from God. Embracing and communicating the pseudo-definition that “hell is on earth” does a great disservice to the human race. Whitewashed walls have been constructed in the house of God many times because false prophets are permitted to establish this kind of aberrant doctrine.

The dangers of such recasting, can, in fact, lead those who buy into this heretical doctrine to a place of grand deception, which ironically will guide them to the very place they have come to believe doesn’t exist. Equivalent teachings corrupt and slowly decompose the moral conscience of their prey and consistently establish illusionary streams of thought that support false hopes for the life hereafter.

It would be wise for those who hold firm to sound doctrine not to view this campaign of recasting biblical theology as something that is only being propagated by some isolated fringe group. Doing so will be a miscalculation that leads to the discovery that this bizarre doctrine of hell has become popularized among mainstream Christianity just as its counterpart of hyper-grace.

For those who love the truth must hold fast to the simplistic teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles. Establishing sound doctrine among the household of faith will help combat and head off the threats of emanating wolf theology.


But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (2 Peter 2:1, 2)

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. (Psalm 9:17)

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; and in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. (Luke 16:22-24)

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. (Proverbs 28:13)

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (Jude 1:4)

but I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. (Matthew 5:22)