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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…

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…

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…

Hell Under Fire Part 3

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…erent Hebrew and Greek words for the final fate of the lost.  And it is so obvious that “destruction” amounts to annihilation, that James Packer, in Hell Under Fire, even defines Annihilationism as “the belief that those who die apart from saving faith…will be destroyed” (p196)!  Well, that’s what the Bible says! Do “destruction” and “perish” really what they say?  Of course they do.  This is not a matter of naive literalism on my part. …

The spirit in man | The spirit shall return to God who gave it

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Qohelet  קֹהֶלֶת , the Hebrew name the author of Ecclesiastes gives himself, wrote that life was meaningless, that so much that goes on in the world just doesn’t make sense, and that our existence seems so fleeting as to make us wonder why we even bother. Depressing stuff! And yet, plenty of Christians have managed to find in the book of Ecclesiastes the promise of heaven when our bodies die. In chapter 12 verse 7 we find these words: “The…

An Overview of Final Punishment in Matthew’s Gospel

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…5:41,46 teaches the endless conscious torment of the finally unrepentant.  Therefore, Matthew 10:28 cannot teach annihilationism. What if we (annihilationists) were to reverse the argument?  Matthew 10:28 teaches the final annihilation of the lost.  Therefore, Matthew 25:41,46 cannot teach endless conscious torment. I do not know how or why advocates of ECT are permitted to slide with this kind of non-argument.  My personal approach to resolving…