Rawlings School of Divinity


Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (MA)


Edward Martin


Hell, God, Promulgate, Eternal Punishment, Lake of Fire, God's Attributes


Christianity | Ethics in Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


The aim of this thesis is to demonstrate that God is not morally at fault for humans consigned to eternal punishment in hell. In this work, I contribute to the ongoing conversation of hell in the following ways: (1) I provide an exposition on the words translated as hell in the Bible; (2) I uncover the progressive nature of the doctrine of hell as sin increases and God advances His plan of salvation to rescue humans from such an eternal fate; (3) I argue that Christianity and the biblical doctrine of hell are bound principally as Christ’s work on the cross ultimately saves humans from being consigned to hell; (4) I demonstrate that God assists humanity to avoid hell by promulgating necessary information on hellish doctrine in various ways such as the creation, Scriptures, general and special revelation, Jesus, Holy Spirit and ministers of the gospel. The Divine Promulgation View of Hell will be introduced and elucidated in this thesis as a fresh perspective in defense of God’s attributes in the face of hellish doctrine.