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

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…ust have an endless supply of fuel (otherwise it would be quenchable), which would be impossible if one took the annihilation view. Since the worm does not die, it implies an endless supply of food which could not be with the annihilation view.18 The argument then seems to be: Worms require food or they will die This text in Mark says that the worms in hell (be they literal or metaphorical) will not die Therefore this shows (either literally or…

The Bible versus The Traditional View of Hell

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…1; the verse can still be interpreted to mean that the beast and false prophet continued to remain in a state of annihilation at the time the Devil was cast into the Lake. That the Lake of Fire stands for annihilation is indisputable because Revelation 20:14 states, unequivocally, that the Lake of Fire is the second death. What is the second death? Well, it is certainly not spiritual death because those cast into the Lake of Fire (i.e the wicked…

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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Glenn Peoples posted a podcast on his blog that basically consists of the paper he presented at our Association Conference 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&…

Athanasius, Atonement and Annihilation

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Athanasius sets out his work on the incarnation in several thematic sections. He starts out talking about the state of humanity as God created it. He then moves on to talking about what happened as a result of the fall, and then about why and how God remedied this situation. He then moves on to apologetical arguments, defending the fact that God did make atonement in Christ against some sceptical objections. There is really a series of talks lur…

Around the Web – dialogue on Annihilation and Conditional Immortality continues

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…press/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, Revelation is very heavily steeped in the Old Testament,…

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

…is happening here. Randy Alcorn gives us an example: Note that Pinnock admits he reached his conclusions about annihilation “not first of all on scriptural grounds.” John Stott wrote about eternal conscious torment, “Emotionally, I find the concept intolerable and do not understand how people can live with it without either cauterizing their feelings or cracking under the strain…. Scripture points in the direction of annihilation.”3 A few dots…

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…

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

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…ring people that they have eternal existence, albeit in hell, I would have told them that the Second Death meant annihilation, and so decision in the present life is essential. Preaching salvation or else eternal torment put more people against Christ than it brought to him.” The following objections to Conditional Immortality are heard:  Annihilation is a clean, comfortable end for those who reject Christ. But Annihilationist accept the B…