So I read a Christianity Today editorial regarding the Rob Bell kerfuffle. After reading it I came away wondering: do you consider the doctrine of eternal punishment a non-negotiable? I always have and continue to do so. But what do y'all say? Is the doctrine of eternal, conscious punishment for the unrepentant a non-negotiable issue? Is it something to divide over? Can annihilationism be considered an orthodox doctrine? (I am not talking universalism here which is clearly heretical)
By the way. If you read the article, check out the comments. I am not sure if the comments speak to the theological ignorance of the church community or if Christianity Today just attracts the theologically ignorant.