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If you're a Christian, do you believe that annihilationism (conditional Immortality) is Biblically correct?

Asked by: Matt_L
  • Everyone's soul is immortal.

    Technically no matter what your soul is going to heaven or hell, it's just your body that dies. Your soul is immortal. Everyone's is. It just comes down to where it's going when it's body dies. Your soul just gets transported to where your new body is. Heaven or hell.

  • Wages of sin is DEATH, gift of God is eternal life. Jesus said fear God who can destroy BOTH body and SOUL in Hell.

    From cover to cover the Bible repeatedly and in many different ways declares that the end of the wicked is death, destruction, reduced to ashes, burned up (greek meaning totally consumed, not just on fire), reduced to ash, burned like chaff, etc. It repeatedly states that the only ones who will live forever are believers. Immortality is a gift from God. Jesus SUBSTITUTED our death for his, he died in our place meaning that if he didn't we would have. It's logically inconsistent to say that Jesus died in our place and then go on to say that our place is living forever in hell. He didn't suffer in our place he died. The parable of Lazarus and the rich man is NOT about hell, it takes place in HADES. The only two verses that seem to support eternal torment are in the highly symbolic book of Revelation and those verses are later interpreted by John and God as meaning the SECOND DEATH not torment. When the gospels speak of eternal punishment it is the eternal result of being punished by death that is irreversible, not ongoing punishing; like how eternal salvation and eternal redemption don't mean ongoing saving or redeeming but the everlasting effect of being saved and redeemed. John 3:16, eternal life vs perishing. Bible says Sodom / Gomorrah and the flood are examples of final punishment of the wicked.

  • The Bible says that the wicked will perish and will be no more.

    Therefore, we know that the wicked will perish and will be no more! Psalm 37:10 and 20. (Plus John 3:16, Romans 6:23, 2 These 1:9, and many more)
    Since we know that the wicked will perish and will be no more, we know that they will not live forever in hell being tortured alive.

  • God alone is immortal (1Tim 6:16).

    When someone is thrown into gehenna, their soul and body both die (Matt 10:28); and just prior to that, God kills them (Luke 12:5). James 5:20 says that to turn a person from sin will "save their soul from death." John 3:16 says that we're given "eternal life" instead of "perishing" -- and what does it mean to "perish"? To stop living, or to die. Genesis 3:22 says that God banned man from getting the Tree of Life so that he wouldn't "live forever."
    The soul that sins will die; the wages of sin is death; but those who believe in Christ will live forever, as a free gift from God of what He alone has always owned: life.

  • Nevermind (Not about everything)

    I sent the response 'Jesus conquered death for us'. You either go to Heaven or Hell (your choice, pretty much). Annihilationism is false doctrine. Please go here- it should answer your question with more clarity and detail: http://www.gotquestions.org/annihilationism.html
    This site has helped me with other questions I've had before and I'm sure it'll help you as well.


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