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Hades Gospel.

Term designating belief that heathen to whom the Gospel was not preached and those who heard the Gospel but did not accept it will have another opportunity to be saved after death. Main passages quoted for this view: 1 Ptr 3:18–20; 4:6; others: Gn 3:15; Eze 33:11; Mt 5:25–26; 11:20–24; 12:31–32; Jn 14:2; Ro 2:4; 1 Ti 2:4; 2 Ti 1:12; 2 Ptr 3:9; 1 Jn 3:8. Scripture teaches that judgment follows death without a 2d chance, Mt 7:13–14; 2 Co 6:2; Heb 9:27.

T. Engelder, “The Hades Gospel,” CTM, XVI (May 1945), 293–300, “The Argument in Support of the Hades Gospel,” CTM, XVI (June 1945), 374–396, “The Evil of the Hades Gospel,” CTM, XVl (September 1945), 591–615, and “The Hades Gospel and the Apocatastasis Gospel,” CTM, XVII (September 1946), 641–676.

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