This is a helpful three-part interview with Christopher Morgan, theology professor at California Baptist University. As Collin Hansen says, “His nuanced explanations will help you understand the historical, biblical, and theological context of our current disputes over what happens to those who persist in their sin and do not trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.”

I especially appreciated his quotes from Spurgeon at the end:

This genuine love for people is also reflected in Charles Haddon Spurgeon, as he urges unbelievers:

To be laughed at is no great hardship for me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. . . .

But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow.

Spit on me, but oh repent!

Laugh at me, but, oh, believe in my Master!

Make my body as the dirt in the streets, but do not damn your own souls.

He also passionately exhorts the church:

If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies.

And if they perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay.

If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one person go there unwarned and unprayed for.

Further, he instructs:

The Holy Spirit will move them by first moving you.

If you can rest without their being saved, they will rest, too.

But if you are filled with an agony for them, if you cannot bear that they are lost, you will soon find that they are uneasy, too.