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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 Facebook…

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: Right Reason/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 t…

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…

Life Death and Destiny | THE FINAL STATE (Part 3B)

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…ceivable alternative to everlasting life in bliss is everlasting life in suffering. (2) It is often argued that annihilation hardly amounts to real or sufficient punishment at all, for unrepentant rebellion against an infinite God, and is both an insufficient deterrent to evil and an insufficient incentive to righteousness and mission. (3) Scriptures such as the following are referred to: Mark 9:48; Matthew 8:12, 13:50, 18:8, 25:41-46; Luke 16:19…

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…

Hell Under Fire Part 3

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…rent 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…