How do we react to the word ‘perish’?

Yesterday we had a very sobering look at the way Jesus used the word ‘perish‘ (Luke 13) to talk about eternal punishment. Hell. It is one of those areas of Jesus’ teaching that causes much debate and anger.

Here are 2 videos adressing the two wrong responses to Jesus’ teaching on ‘perish’:

The first is Francis Chan saying that we cannot doubt Jesus’ teaching on it – even if we struggle with it:

The Second is David Platt saying we cannot believe the words of Jesus and not evangelize:


One thought on “How do we react to the word ‘perish’?

  1. The Bible does not teach eternal punishment. God’s love and mercy endures forever. Does it really endure forever or only in this life? How can it be Good News if it doesn’t translate to the afterlife? God will still judge but He will not punish forever. Join in at

    1 Timothy 4:10- This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.

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