O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
This was an interesting article by Andrew Perriman. Now if only he would be consistent and apply this same hermeneutic to the resurrection and second coming as he does to hell.
Here's a quote from the end of the article:
My conclusions about hell are the result (I hope) of pursuing this methodology consistently. I think the “both/and” approach (both temporal judgment and final judgment) is to be resisted unless there is clear literary evidence that this is what was intended (I don’t think there generally is). In most instances interpreters are trying to have their cake and eat it—they are unwilling to let go of their theology and trust what the Bible is actually saying.