New Podcast Interview: “Why I am Not (Yet) A Conditionalist”

About a month ago I joined Chris Date at the Rethinking Hell 2019 Far West Chapter Symposium to discuss my theological reservations about conditionalism and my convictions which prevent him from embracing a conditionalist doctrine of hell.

In case you aren’t familiar with the term conditionalism or annihilationism, this is the view of hell where “in the end God will grant immortality only to those who meet the condition of being united to Christ in faith. The risen lost will instead be annihilated: denied the gift of immortality, dispossessed of all life of any sort, and painfully executed, never to live again.” (Sprinkle)

Conditionalism/Annihilationism is often contrasted with the view called Eternal Conscious Torment, the view according to which those who are in hell are there everlastingly and are aware of the fact that God is actively punishing them for their sins.

Personally, I hold to a version (albeit a nuanced version) of ECT. You can read about it at Themelios.

You can listen to my interview on the Rethinking Hell Podcast here: Rethinking Hell.


Published by cwoznicki

Chris Woznicki is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He works as the regional training associate for the Los Angeles region of Young Life.

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