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Fire and Flood: How the New Testament Uses the First Testament to Teach on Final Punishment

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…thout amendment – is already dead,”14 Robert Peterson’s retort comes as a surprise: Once more Fudge imposes his annihilationist reading of the Old Testament upon the New Testament texts. Does this sufficiently explain Jesus’ words about the worm’s not dying? Would the worm not die when it had consumed its host? Should not a conditionalist theologian address the traditionalist arguments arising out of the text? (emphasis added)15 To use an underst…

The Bible versus The Traditional View of Hell

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…of Scripture and through comparing Scripture with Scripture. Be assured, however, that the ultimate and eternal annihilation (destruction) of the wicked is supported abundantly by the Christian Scriptures. Is God’s righteous wrath an end in itself or is God’s righteous wrath a means to an end (that end being the eternal destruction of the wicked)? Will a thrice holy God allow sin the right to exist for eternity in His universe by sust…

Annihilation A Non-Event?

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According to Epicureans, anticipating one’s own annihilation ought not to be a frightening experience. Non-existence precludes the possibility of sensation. Consequently annihilation can be neither pleasant nor unpleasant. And that which cannot be felt as either pleasant or unpleasant should not be feared. Certain objectors to the doctines of Conditional Immortalty have suggested that these doctrines undermine the church’s mission an…

Athanasius, Atonement and Annihilation

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…rence in 2007. The podcast can be found at http://www.rightreason.org/2008/episode-018-athanasius-atonement-and-annihilation/. The entry that contains the audio clip is entitled Epi sode 018: Athanasius, Atonement and Annihilation. It was posted on the 5th of October. You can listen online, or right click on the “download” link to download the mp3 file. Thanks Glenn. Share this: Click to print (Opens in new window) Share on Faceboo…

Athanasius, Atonement and Annihilation

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…ck again into destruction,” the word “back” showing that by “destruction” Athanasius means exactly what today’s annihilationists mean when they talk about death and destruction being the consequences of sin. Death is portrayed by Athanasius here not as a transition to a less than desirable state, much less the inheritance of an eternal destiny of conscious separation from God, but rather an undoing of God’s creative work, and a return to the prio…

Around the Web – dialogue on Annihilation and Conditional Immortality continues

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From Glenn Peoples www.beretta-online.com/wordpress/index.php/jonathan-edwards-comes-to-the-aid-of-annihilationism/ What? Jonathan Edwards comes to the aid of annihilationism? Why would I say that? We all know Jonathan Edwards didn’t believe that annihilationism is biblical. Yes, we do all know that, but there are ways to help a view that do not involve showing that it is biblical. The Fate of the Unrighteous (Part II) On a final note, Revelatio…

From the web this week – Conditional Immortality, Annihilation and Soul Sleep

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http://forums.swordsearcher.com/showthread.php?t=1429 A debate on soul sleep http://3-ringbinder.blogspot.com/2010/09/explanation-of-my-controversial-though.html Explains why he believes in conditional immortality I don’t just believe this because it is convenient or makes me feel better. I believe that the Bible does actually teach that the damned will be destroyed, and that the traditional view of eternal torment, as well as universalism (whic…

Hell is an apologetics concern

…ditional doctrine of hell to us. It places me in the minority among evangelicals, but I think Scripture teaches annihilationism – the view that the lives of those who are not saved will one day come to an end forever. That’s probably where many of you and I don’t agree and that’s why I got it out of the way first, so I can move on to the second thing that motivates me, and I think we will agree on this: What we call apologetics has a number of pu…

History of Hell | Hell before Augustine

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…” “unquenchable fire” and “eternal fire.” We all agree on that much. One of the things that traditionalists and annihilationists disagree about is what such biblical language means. Traditionalists maintain that the punishment awaiting the lost is some form of conscious torment or misery, so in their mind the phrase “eternal punishment” translates easily into “eternal torment.” In the annihilationist view, the punishment for sin is death in the v…

A Brief History of Conditional Immortality and Answers to Critics Part 2 By David Green BA BD CA

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…d that scripture can be interpreted to support only either Everlasting Torments, or Conditional Immortality and Annihilationism. I should think that if Thielicke were still alive today he would say that he believed that Conditional Immortality is what the Bible teaches. If the millions of unbelievers of past centuries are alive and not in heaven, where are they? Is the Bible inconsistent in its use of the word “death”, meaning cessati…