HELL LETTERS: Exposing the Myth

How Hell Got Into The Church And The Good News Of The Original Gospel

by Paul Kurts



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/15/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781490814476
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781490814469

About the Book

Paul is also the author of TRINITARIAN LETTERS (Westbow Press, 2011). Website at: www.trinitarianletters.com HELL LETTERS demonstrates how the doctrine of hell and eternal torment came into the church in the fifth century AD through the efforts of St. Jerome and St. Augustine, with the translation of the Latin Vulgate, when the words hell and eternal torment and eternal damnation replaced the original meaning in various passages. The concept of hell and eternal torment was not preached in the early church for the first five hundred years of its existence. A positive gospel of love and reconciliation for humanity was. It was a positive message of hope, love, and the assurance of one’s salvation in Jesus Christ. The effort of this book is to recapture that first love of the gospel, which is good news for everyone. Paul was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, in 1944, and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi.  He participated in music, choir, band, symphony, and many youth sports of baseball, basketball, tennis, and collegiate golf. 

About the Author

Paul graduated from Mississippi State University in 1966 with majors in political science and psychology. He graduated from Ambassador University in 1972 with a BA in theology. Paul has an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force and still maintains an interest in flying. Other interests include writing poetry and a love of learning. Paul is a past member of the T.F. Torrance Theological Fellowship.

With his wife, Pat, the Kurtses have pastored Grace Communion International churches for over forty years. Paul devotes much time to studying and writing on trinitarian theology—an understanding of God’s love for all of humanity.

The Kurtses have three children, Pastor Paul David, Michael Shane, and Dr. Allison K. Meadows, and three grandsons, James Paul Kurts, Michael David Kurts, and Maxwell Wesley Meadows.