Why Eternal Torment was never mentioned in any of the Old Testament Scriptures
What if God is better than you think and hell isn't an eternal torture chamber?
Many Christians are unaware that Universal Reconciliation was the dominant view of the church for the first 500 years, with Annihilation and Eternal Torment as minority positions. Jesus Undefeated is an eye-opening examination of all three views of the afterlife and a God who is even more loving than we dare imagine. Discover the Gospel that is not merely “Good News,” but fantastically “Great News.”
Foreword by Brad Jersak
"Far from damaging our faith, this original good news brings Christ into central focus so that the love of God revealed in Christ is the point...Keith takes Scripture very seriously, and especially the claims of our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of his death and resurrection to conquer death and hades."
Jesus Undefeated is a timely and revolutionary book that discusses:
Where this Eternal Suffering view really comes from
Why the "Hell" language Jesus uses isn't about where anyone goes after they die
How the Church embraced Universal Reconciliation for over 500 years
Why there have always been 3 Biblical views of Hell from the very earliest days of Christianity
How Augustine admitted that Eternal Torment was the minority view in his day
“Citing scripture, ancient Church leaders, and contemporary biblical scholars, Keith Giles makes a compelling case against hell. What makes this book especially winsome is the accessible way Giles writes. The conversation is easy to follow and arguments compelling. This book is both an encyclopedic resource and conversation starter!”thomas jay oord, author of god can’t: how to believe in god and love after tragedy, abuse, and other evils and the uncontrolling love of god
“Keith Giles’ Jesus Undefeated is indeed the perfect introduction to the idea that all shall be saved. Simply written without suffering from too much brevity, the author not only puts forth a convincing case that Universalism should be accepted at the theological table, but that it is perhaps the most likely answer to the question, ‘Who then shall be saved?’”matthew j. distefano, author of 5 books and co-host of the heretic happy hour podcast
“Jesus Undefeated reveals an early church corpus who, through their common sense and sacred intuition, knew what we moderns seem to have so inexplicably forgotten. They corporately knew God far too well to believe Him capable of ever creating such a bone-torturing Hell...This lie needs to fry. And Keith, as a master conceptual chef, does just that in his wonderful new book which I heartily recommend.”richard murray, author of god versus evil: sculpting an epic theology of god’s heroic goodness and the question of hell
“If we’re to ever begin extinguishing the unbiblical flames of eternity in hell, it will require a resolute movement of those who care more about rediscovering the restorative heart of God for all people than perpetuating the man-made fiction of a retributive monster god that burns the unrepentant in an unquenchable fire. And that is exactly what Keith Giles does in this important and timely book.”Brandon Andress, author of Beauty in the Wreckage: Finding Peace in the Age of Outrage
“Keith, in a very readable fashion and conversational tone, reexamines the idea of the afterlife and demythologizes the concept of hell, all with a thorough application of the Bible, the Church Fathers, and theologians. But what I like most about his work is that it comes from a big heart motivated by love to include all. And isn’t this the thrust of the gospel?”David Hayward, The NakedPastor
“I was so happy to receive a preview copy of Jesus Undefeated, and discover that the early views of the church [about Hell] were not what we might imagine. Rather than defending certain beliefs, Keith examines all three views of Hell precisely and accurately so the reader can make up their minds based on the evidence. To me, this book will be a standard from now on!”Karl Forehand, author of Apparent Faith
“This book is incredible. I think this may be Keith’s best work to date. I’m going to need multiple copies to give out to so many who are looking beyond pat answers on questions of eternal punishment.”Jason Elam, The Messy Spirituality Podcast
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Keith Giles is a former pastor who abandoned the pulpit to follow Jesus and ended up founding a church where 100% of the offering is given away to help the poor in the community. He is the author of several best-selling books including Jesus Untangled, Jesus Unbound, and Jesus Unveiled. He lives with his wife, Wendy, in El Paso, Texas.Visit his blog