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Why are Christians so hot and bothered over hell?

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How can a loving God send people to a place of eternal torment? That is one of the primary questions addressed in the new documentary “Hellbound?,” which examines how Christian beliefs about God, the Bible, and punishment affect and shape our culture.

Different denominations hold different views about God’s will and hell, which range from annihilationism, in which some people are never ‘saved,’ to a paradigm in which everyone can eventually be absolved. Regarding contradictory beliefs, filmmaker Kevin Miller said, “a growing number of people are increasingly uncomfortable with the notion of a God who calls us to love our enemies but who will one day vanquish his enemies to hell.”

Listen in as Larry gets the lowdown on eternal damnation from the film’s director Kevin Miller. What are your burning questions about fire and brimstone?


Kevin Miller, Writer, Director of the documentary film HELLBOUND?, which opens in Pasadena September 28

Bill Wiese, Minister and author of several books including 23 Minutes in Hell

Frank Schaeffer, Author whose most recent book is Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics—and How I learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway (Da Capo Press)

Trailer for Hellbound?