In discussion with someone on the net, he stated this:
"The three propositions thing seems logical, but I am still not convinced. For one thing, if people can be saved after they die why doesn’t the Bible clearly say that? I have read the Bible cover to cover maybe 10 times in the last 15 years. Why didn’t it jump out at me? Why didn’t at least one of those times the Holy Spirit say, “Hey! See? People can be saved after spending some time in hell.”
In all your Bible reading through the years did you ever see anything that made you think that the condemned Jesus spoke of in John 3 would have a chance to change their mind after they die?
Redemption, salvation, one’s eternal destiny. Aren’t these things what the Bible is all about? If I could be redeemed, saved, make a choice that would determine my eternal destiny while suffering in hell, wouldn’t that be communicated in the Bible?"
I’m interested in your responses to this. The person has been very gracious in his communication with me and is interested in looking further. The “three propositions” thing is Talbott’s.