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What does it mean exactly when Wikipedia calls Annihilationism a legitimate minority opinion within modern conservative Protestantism?

Wikipedia has a tendency to string adjectives together to form a description of something, usually after long and bitter debate on the talk pages. What this sentence means is: conservative Protestant ...
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How is 2 Thessalonians 1:9 understood by those who believe that Hell is eternal conscious torment?

Most arguments for eternal torment based on this verse rely on the words "Away from" or "Separated from", which are said to imply ongoing separation, meaning "destruction"...
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How/why do Annihilationists hold to their view on Hell when the Scripture never uses the word “ἀφανίζω (aphanizō)”?

As @curiousdannii mentions, it's no issue that one specific word isn't used, there are plenty of others; while I don't know Greek, I'm sure there are words meaning 'torment' or 'torture' that don't ...
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What exactly should an annihilationist fear in Matthew 10:28?

The way you phrase the question seems to indicate that you think non-existence is nothing to be feared or is somehow not a punishment, but this is exactly what is to be feared. The vast majority of ...
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How do Annihilationists interpret Matthew 10:28?

I hope that by the end of this answer you'll see why Matthew 10:28 almost certainly proves annihilationism(conditional immortality), or at the very least that it proves eternal conscious torment(...
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How do annihilationists respond to verses that indicate eternal hell fire?

Mark 9:43 refers to "unquenchable fire" (Greek ἄσβεστον (asbeston) from which we get the word "asbestos"). The KJV calls it "the fire that shall never be quenched". This ...
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Does Reformed Baptist Protestantism reject Annihilationism?

The traditional view of Reformed Baptists (and the Reformed view more generally, including of Anglicans) is that of eternal punishment. Take, for example, the Westminster Confession of Faith. This ...
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Do any Christian denominations believe God can annihilate his creation?

According to Catholics God chooses to sustain creation. 301 With creation, God does not abandon his creatures to themselves. He not only gives them being and existence, but also, and at every ...
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Do annihilationism and universalism argue against eternal life?

The views expressed below are not my own, but your question merits an answer that I hope represents annihilationism as an annihilationist might. I will seek to demonstrate you are correct in believing ...
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What was Pelagius' view of Hell?

The only document assigned to Pelagius that I could find is his letter to Demetrias, a fourteen year old girl of wealthy family who shunned riches and made enquiries regarding her own religious ...
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How is 2 Thessalonians 1:9 understood by those who believe that Hell is eternal conscious torment?

This particular verse can see be seen in a much clearer light if properly translated. Youngs does a better job of translating this verse: First, a short background to bring in a better context of the ...
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How is 2 Thessalonians 1:9 understood by those who believe that Hell is eternal conscious torment?

Eternal destruction "from or out of" the presence of the Lord and the glory of His might. Some think that "from" indicates causality and interpret the "presence of the Lord ...
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What do Lutherans teach regarding Second Death?

Traditional Lutherans view that the wages of sin is death. That is to say the punishment of sin is separation from God. In other words, God punishes sin with sin. He allows the consequences of sin to ...
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Did Jesus speak more about hell than heaven?

As you will remember from your Church of God teaching, the Bible nowhere says that salvation means going to Heaven, so it's hardly surprising that Jesus doesn't talk much about it. It's John, in ...
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Did Jesus speak more about hell than heaven?

Frequency. About a dozen years ago, I studied the parables of Jesus with a view to discovering the most important topics by counting how many parables discussed each subject. Among the topics I ...
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If existence is greater than nonexistence, how could it have been better for Judas not to have been born (Mt. 26:24)?

If existence is greater than nonexistence, how could it have been better for Judas not to have been born (Mt. 26:24)? It is better to be in Hell for the rest of eternity than to never have existed! ...
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If existence is greater than nonexistence, how could it have been better for Judas not to have been born (Mt. 26:24)?

The Son of Mankind is indeed going away, according as it is written concerning Him, yet woe to that man through whom the Son of Mankind is being betrayed! Ideal were it for Him If that man were ...
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If existence is greater than nonexistence, how could it have been better for Judas not to have been born (Mt. 26:24)?

To exist is indeed greater than not to exist. St. Thomas Aquinas, arguing that "a wife is bound to pay the [marital] debt even to a leprous husband", says (Super Sent. lib. 4 d. 32 q. 1 a. 1 ...
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What do annihilationalists make of Matthew 26:24 (and Mark 14:21)?

As an annihilationist: while it is true that in the end, a sinner will not exist in any meaningful sense, there is still judgment day to consider. Imagine standing before billions of people, everyone ...
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Do annihilationism and universalism argue against eternal life?

When something is unclear in one verse refer to others and frequently the collective view this gives you makes the correct understanding clear. Revelation talks about the 2nd death. If one is ...
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Do any Christian denominations believe God can annihilate his creation?

This is a good question. First of all, there is a problem with you/us assuming that you are correct in saying that Christians, any Christian denomination, believes God created the universe, or ...
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