Best thing of Kevin's I've read: Cheat Sheet on Hell

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Best thing of Kevin's I've read: Cheat Sheet on Hell

Postby Alex Smith » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:50 am

Best thing of Kevin's I've read: Cheat Sheet on Hell 8-)

He looks at:

  • PURPOSES OF PUNISHMENT
    1. Retribution
    2. Deterrence
    3. Public protection
    4. Restitution
    5. Rehabilitation
  • LINEAR VS. CYCLICAL PUNISHMENT

  • PUNISHMENT AS A MEANS TO AN END VS. PUNISHMENT AS AN END IN ITSELF

  • PURPOSES OF HELL

  • THREE FORTRESSES
    1. Love
    2. Freedom
    3. Justice

It also contains some interesting background about Kevin.
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Re: Best thing of Kevin's I've read: Cheat Sheet on Hell

Postby Username » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:39 am

Kevin Miller makes some excellent points in his short summary, particularly on the ineffectiveness, the pointlessness, of punishment purely as retribution. There was a programme on British TV last week looking at prisoners on death row in America. One thing which came across very clearly was the corrosive effect of incarcerating criminals with little or no hope of eventual release, and indeed the likelihood of eventual execution.

And this is the type of punishment that some Christians seem to think is the best a loving God will ever do for a large proportion of his creation. How sad.

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Re: Best thing of Kevin's I've read: Cheat Sheet on Hell

Postby Alex Smith » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:42 pm

I shared it on FB & got some positive feedback 8-)
Working in the crimminal justice system and having studied psychologiy I find that Kevins observation about punnishment ring true to my expereince. Having studies a little theology and worked as a pastor I fined his theological observations to resonate with what I have observed. Kevin's " cheat sheet" is an excellent simple summary and puts into words clearly a point of view that I have come to endorse after much reading & reflection ...great stuff!!!!
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