"Is annihilationism Biblical?"

  1. Jangaplanet profile image78
    Jangaplanetposted 7 years ago

    "Is annihilationism Biblical?"

  2. graceomalley profile image84
    graceomalleyposted 7 years ago

    By "annihilationism" I think you mean the idea that God destroys souls which do not make it into heaven, rather than letting them suffer eternal torment in hell.

    If one is going to make an argument for annihilationism, it would have to be from concepts in the Bible rather than specific pieces of informatiion. There are theologians who support the annihilation of souls, arguing that this is God's mercy, and that if "God is love," then He could not be comfortable with human beings suffering forever with no chance at release. C.S. lewis made some case in The Great Divorce" for annihilation when he said that heaven tries to help damned souls, but at some point it is just like blowing dust in your own eyes, and they would at last sweep the dust up.

    In Revelation the fiery lake is described as being "made for the devil and his angels," and some take this to mean that it is not for humans. Since everyone knows many also reject Christ (at least in this life), where would souls go who can't get into heaven, and yet don't belong in hell? Annihilation is one answer.

    It's my impression that annihilation is not a very popular doctrine, but i  know it is out there.

  3. MOEFLATS profile image74
    MOEFLATSposted 7 years ago

    Never send men to do the killing.......that's all I can tell you.  People can be ruthless, as in The Inquisition and also today.  They are torturing people with non-lethal weapons and Psychological Warfare to separate out who deserves to live/die.  The average person is toast unless they are meek as kittens and chaste as the driven snow.  Average Joes and Janes have been screwed-over, bloodlessly crucified and "reprogrammed".  I know that genocide sucks and some of these sorters f'ed up and programmed people so much better than me.  This wasn't God messing up, it was really cruel, ruthless people.  I'm trying to help anyone left "uninvaded" that I can.  May you pass through their electronic torture and survive this spiritual apocalypse.  These bastards will get what's coming to them when God takes over.......but for now, the World lies in the power of the wicked One.