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New 2012 Movie – Respected Church Leader Discovers Hell is Not a Place of Eternal Torment

based on a true story

Edward Fudge, a young Bible-belt preacher, gets a surprise visit from an eccentric stranger who has a bizarre request. He wants Fudge to investigate Hell.

Son of a respected church leader known for his conservative religious views, Edward is confident that whatever the Bible really teaches is right. Trained in biblical languages and theology, he finds the proposal intriguing. He agrees to take it on, not knowing where it will lead. He dedicates a year of his life to a systematic study of Hell – and his life will never be the same again.

As Fudge immerses himself in research, other aspects of his life begin to crumble. Leaders of his own denomination attack him for suggesting that members of other churches can be saved.

His own congregation – people he loves and serves – fires him after he invites a black man to pray from the podium. The publishing company he has worked for since childhood terminates his employment because he refuses to recant his liberal positions.

He becomes so committed to his research that his relationship with his wife and children begins to suffer. And, most importantly, in the course of his investigation some of his core beliefs about God and judgment and eternity are shaken from their foundations. Ultimately, Fudge emerges as a defender of faith and Scripture, and a champion for God’s love.

Today Edward Fudge is a well-respected author, lecturer, and theologian. The book that resulted from his research, The Fire That Consumes, is a compelling study on the subject of Hell and eternal torment. It stands as a testimony to a man who had the courage to search for truth and to pay the price for what he found.

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3 comments to New 2012 Movie – Respected Church Leader Discovers Hell is Not a Place of Eternal Torment

  • Jeff

    Family Christian Bookstore is now selling this movie.

    I’ve watched it several times with my family and would highly recommend it to all.

    http://www.familychristian.com/catalog/product/view/_ignore_category/1/id/287298/s/hell-mr-fudge-one-man-s-journey-to-discover-what-the-bible-says-and-doesn-t-say-about-hell-dvd/

    Sometimes Family Christian has a half off DVD sales and they have had this on that listing in the last couple of weeks.

  • One being a “respected” Church leader should have absolutely nothing with what Hell is.

    This shows our arrogance and narrow-mindedness. Why? Because we are saying that “we” reserve the right to say who is respected and who is not. By today’s standards the Master Jesus [the] Christ would be viewed as one “respected.”

    It is what “Christ” says about the matter is what matters as he is the one The Most High God says we are to listen to. (Luke 9:35)

    Why are so many people doing this? Why are they looking for men of “respect” or “authority” when there is an “authority.” Christ Jesus. Listen to him.

  • Sharon/Tulsigirl

    I read up on the life of Edward Fudge and reviewed the background of the Executive Producer, Pat Arrabito. Pat is a movie maker of religious background movies. She produced a life story of Edward Fudge in this movie, HELL AND MR. FUDGE. As the above says, Edward spent his life reviewing whether the doctrine of Hell is true according to the Bible. He found it is not and for that was persecuted by his congregation and the people of his hometown. I thought it really interesting that someone, not versed in Truth Doctrines, actually spent years researching the Hell Doctrine. And most amazing he actually came to understand that there is no immortal soul and no burning hellfire. I found that Edward had some sermons posted on YouTube. They were actually like 14 minute outtakes of much longer discourses that he has given. You can watch one of the whole series or the entire series. I watched two of them dealing with how the doctrine of hellfire came to be when there is no such teaching in the Bible. The first segment was great and informative. In the second one he began to talk about the resurrection which absolutely blew me away. How can a man so well versed in the truth about Hell be so absolutely ignorant of the resurrection of both the good and the bad. He says that the good and the bad are resurrected at the same time. However, then the good are joined again with their bodies to a resurrection of immortality and I think they go to heaven. Then the bad are resurrected, joined with their bodies and thrown into the Lake of Fire which is eternal destruction. Why in the world would our loving GOD just wake up the bad to destroy them again. Also, doesn’t the Bible say at 1 Corinthians 15:50 “I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable?” (NIV) Is that plain? It is plain to me. However, I look forward to this movie for several reasons. One is because finding moral, family-oriented and spiritually-based movies are so rare. Another, I just find it encouraging to see someone stand up for their religious beliefs and trust completely in the Providence of the Lord. My hope is I can do that if ever called on to take a stand for the Truth.
    In the Joy of the Lord,
    Phil 4:4,

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