a place of suffering and punishment in the afterlife

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Is prayer to Jesus required for salvation?

According to the Bible, will those who have heard about Jesus (and, perhaps, even believed that Jesus existed or that he had a special role) and yet have never prayed directly to Him (i.e. never ...
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Is there any scripture or literature exploring why God chose not to annihilate Satan?

For that matter, why aren't we annihilated if we reject Jesus? Particularly if there is no posthumous "second chance?" For the record, I resonate with C.S. Lewis' notion that, perhaps, the "doors of ...
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Eternal existence in hell?

I've heard particular denomination claim that although hell is definitely a real place and hell itself will burn forever; people who are condemned to hell don't actually exist forever in hell but ...