Find more similar flip PDFs like HELL – TORMENT OR ANNIHILATION?. Eternal Torment, not Annihilation or “Soul-Sleep” There are many passages of Scripture that are clear that annihilationism, as taught by the Watchtower Society, Seventh-Day Adventism, and other cults, is false. Furthermore, eternal torment serves no positive, reformative purpose, simply because it only torments sinners without reforming them. 1:8). Sixth is an argument that an eternal hell would tarnish God’s victory over evil. God wills us to love our enemies, who abuse, wrong, and hate us; much more will God love his enemies, Luke 6:35. Fourth is the argument that it is unjust of God to punish sinners eternally for temporal sins. A place where the impenitent sinners burn forever and consciously suffer pain in an everlasting and never-ending fire? Fix that problem! Death on earth is only temporal because everyone will be raised again at the resurrection. It strikes me as presumptuous for human beings to tell God what is just and unjust. Samuel Richardson saw the Scriptures to teach that God's judgment for the wicked meant death. 2Kgs 23:10 And he defiled Topheth, which [is] in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire to Molech. The sixth is the argument that an eternal hell would tarnish God’s victory over evil. This same truth is repeatedly substantiated throughout Scripture. I. As much as i would like it to be annihilation also, i cannot believe it since scripture is clear otherwise, and if i wanted to believe that eternal didnt mean it with the torment, i would also have to believe that life is not eternal … To interpret the phrase otherwise, as eternal conscious torment or separation from God means to negate the Biblical meaning of "death" as cessation of life. The key phrase is, “the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever.” Yet, how hard is it to simply follow the cross references listed in every Bible and go see the same image of smoke rising in Isaiah 34; yet no one would be so foolish as to suggest that Edom therefore must be suffering eternal conscious torment. Each of the other two theories, fully taught, says hell exists and people will be punished in it. God and His people would not enjoy the bliss of heaven if even one soul remained in hell, they argue. I’ve done a lot of research about it, and it seems that there has been a debate on what Hell actually is for some time now. Check Pages 1 - 40 of HELL – TORMENT OR ANNIHILATION? Many passages use this language without interpreting it. Romans 6:23 in all its fullness to as many people as possible. There are some good, godly men—and maybe even the majority—that seem to take the annihilation view. I don’t see much difference between this and what atheists believe happens when we die. Fourth is an argument based on a distinction between time and eternity. In the past thirty years the doctrine of hell has been the subject of much controversy. We would do better to determine from His Holy Word what He deems just and unjust. However, we do not want to read our ideas into the Bible, but to get our ideas from the Bible. The resurrected saints will be blessed with God’s eternal presence on the new earth (Rev. It is His nature; there is no anger or fury in love; fury is not in me, Isa. It means, generally, that we just cease to exist and there is no torment. I will treat the fifth and sixth arguments together. There is evidence in the Bible for both the viewpoints of annihilation or eternal torture. in the flip PDF version. These annihilationists argue: "Morally, the doctrine of eternal conscious torment is incompatible with the Biblical revelation of divine love and justice. I’ve done a lot of research about it, and it seems that there has been a debate on what Hell actually is for some time now. 21:1–4). Because He is eternal—He “lives forever and ever” (Rev. Second is the argument from passages that speak of destruction or perishing. In this video we will explore two alternative views of Hell. Fifth is an emotional argument that God Himself and His saints would never enjoy heaven if they knew some human beings (let alone loved ones and friends) were perpetually in hell. Scripture is unambiguous when it describes the fate of the devil, Beast, and False Prophet in the lake of fire: “They will be tormented day and night forever and ever” (20:10). Romans 6:23 Third is the argument from the word eternal. The dominant historic Christian view is that hell is a place of eternal conscious torment for rebellious, unbelieving humans (and demons and Satan). A few verses later, we read that unsaved human beings share the same fate (vv. If the Bible doesn't teach eternal conscious torment as annihilationists believe, then it is unbiblical and an argument can be made that it has come from the Catholic church. The Ligonier Ministries site requires Javascript, but you’ve got Javascript disabled. And when we do, we find that some passages preclude an annihilationist understanding of hellfire. I see that in Scripture and I would lean more that way but, I’m not ready to say okay I know it’s this one. Hell: Annihilation or Eternal Conscious Torture? Hell: Annihilation or Eternal Conscious Torture? So, the Beast’s “destruction” is everlasting torment in the lake of fire. Death in the Lake of Fire, however, is eternal: there is … Here we document that annihilationists all accept that the view we have proven true, namely eternal conscious torment, was widely believed in the ancient world. Death on earth is only temporal because everyone will be raised again at the resurrection. PDF for free. Gaia Online is an online hangout, incorporating social networking, forums, gaming and a virtual world. Eternal torment does not correspond with the nature of God. Eternal torment is contrary to the revealed nature of God Himself. Annihilation, eternal conscious torment, hell, judgment Preston Sprinkle February 29, 2016 annihilation, eternal conscious torment, gehenna, hell, jerry shepherd, Judgment. We are told that this idea seems hard to reconcile with human beings suffering endlessly in hell. So, the Beast’s “destruction” is everlasting torment in the lake of fire. Isaiah 66:24 does not indicate, however, that people are eternal or that they suffer eternal torment, on the contrary. Same greek word used in this verse for both eternal life and eternal torment. Eternal torment view. Notice that there are five … Evangelical views on the nature of hell: eternal conscious torment, annihilation, ultimate restoration or Christian Universalism, Ultimate Reconciliation The three main views are eternal conscious torment where the unrepentant are tormented by the fire for all eternity, annihilation where the unrepentant are punished according to wrongs committed and then annihilated by the fire, and universal reconciliation where the unrepentant go through a fire that burns impurities away leading to eventual repentance and reconciliation. Mark Corbett 4,688 views. ECT = Eternal, Conscious Torment ... (1 Cor. So a person either receives eternal life, or they perish. In Defense of the Eternal Conscious Torment View of Hell. Scriptural Support for Annihilationism. 318-319.) As much as i would like it to be annihilation also, i cannot believe it since scripture is clear otherwise, and if i wanted to believe that eternal didnt mean it with the torment, i would also have to believe that life is not eternal either. When the last book of the Bible describes the flames of hell, it does not speak of consumption but says the lost “will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. Four Views on Hell (Zondervan, 2016, 2nd edition) -- representing (1) eternal, conscious torment in hell; (2) terminal punishment or annihilation; (3) Universalism; and (4) purgatory (technically according to Catholic doctrine, purgatory is not 'hell' but a vestibule or antechamber of heaven; all souls in purgatory are saved and WILL go to heaven) Alternative views of hell committed in time, so eternal conscious torment for unrepentant sinners Beast. 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